We got a special guest in the building: the legendary Jennifer Lopez! The dancer-singer-actress extraordinaire dropped by The Breakfast Club to talk about her new single ‘Medicine,’ as well as her upcoming movie Hustlers. The movie, which she’s filming now in New York City, follows “a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.” JLo is also producing the movie, which co-stars her fellow Bronx native Cardi B.
Lo talked about visiting a NYC strip club with her fiance Alex Rodriquez for research for the movie. DJ Envy asked the 49-year-old actress if she “let” A-Rod get a lap dance while they were there. “We were boyfriend and girlfriend then, now we’re fiances. Maybe now there’s a ‘let’ situation,” JLo joked. “He didn’t say anything and then we talked to some girls and then after that, right at the end, I was like ‘babe, did you want to get a dance?’ And he was like ‘no, I’m good.’ Great answer.”
As for why she decided to take on the role, she said she just “felt like it was a really gritty, good role for me.” She went on to say it’s a “really scary” for her, as well, because she’s “never really exposed” herself “in that way” before. JLo also spoke about how she personally reached out to Cardi to ask her to appear in the film. “I said ‘it’s not something you have to go out and get an acting coach for, it’s your natural, like, who you are. That’s all you have to do,'” she explained. Cardi also offered up some firsthand information about the world of stripping.
The Shades of Blue actress spoke about her personal life during her visit, too. When asked about that thirsty comment her ex-boyfriend Diddy left on her Instagram a few months ago, JLo revealed Diddyprivately apologized to A-Rod after the former baseball player called him out. “Just so you guys know, he wrote Alex after that. He was like ‘I didn’t mean anything by it. I have nothing but respect for you guys. I’m so happy for you guys,'” she said.”We were boyfriend and girlfriend when we were little. That was so long ago. It was a different type of relationship…we were kids,” JLo said of her relationship with the rapper. When Envy pointed out that A-Rod still immediately checked Diddy, JLo laughed and said “no, no, no he doesn’t play. He’s a crazy Dominican. He will…No. Do not disrespect that man.”She also opened up about why her relationship with A-Rod works so well, even though they’re both Leos.”We’re both bossy, strong alphas. I think we have so much respect for each other because of that, that it makes us love each other more,” she said. “I have never been with somebody who grinds in the way I do. On that level where I’m like ‘you’re driving me crazy. you need to slow down.’ Never have I said that to anybody. Because I work on a level that’s, you know, fueled by such passion that it’s never enough for me. But that’s why he’s one of the greatest of all time.”She took time to address Jose Canseco‘s claims that A-Rod was cheating on her with Canseco’s ex-wife. “It doesn’t matter. I know what the truth is. I know who he is. He knows who I am. We’re just happy. We’re not going to let other people come out and tell us what our relationship is. We know what our relationship is,” she said.
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