Jennifer Lopez has been around longer than most in the business, having started off as a backup dancer and working her way into A-list status and known the world over. She’s still performing and recently, her 2020 American Music Awards performance is being compared to a singer she came before – Beyoncé.
The Internet these days is prone to rile up artists and stars around anything they can find, and it seems to be the case with J. Lo’s latest performance. While J. Lo performed her new single with Maluma, many were busy noticing the similarities between her set and a Beyonce’ performance of “Drunk in Love” from the 2014 Grammy Awards.
While simmering beef is a long-known tactic of the industry, Beyoncé may not be the person to come for, according to other artists who have been lumped into battles of performances and hits with the global superstar. Keri Hilson spoke up after a long hiatus about how the industry likes to pit women against each other for promotion or otherwise.
Citing her youth, excitement at the opportunity to do what she loved and being under the control of her record label and their experience all lead Keri to depression and unhappiness – especially when they tried to pit her against Beyoncè for press.
The lyrics from “Turnin’ Me On” (Remix) at the time read as follows: “I ain’t tryin to start some mess /There’s just somethin on my chest that I need to get off / Cause you turnin me off / Your vision cloudy if you think that you’re the best / You can dance she can sing but she need to move it to the left / She needs to go have some babies / she need to sit down, she fake / Them other chicks ain’t even worth my time to talk about.”
Host Claudia Jordan interviewed a resurging Hilson for her Fox Soul show Out Loud with Claudia Jordan and asked her a whole host of questions as it seems Keri Hilson is finally ready to return to the spotlight of the music business. At the top of her mind was Hilson’s beef with Beyoncé and Ciara from the late 2000’s.
“No one could ever compare to Beyonce let’s just say the name that we’re discussing. No one could compare, no one will for a very, very, very long time and that was never my aim.” Keri shared that she didn’t write the lyrics that eventually made the remix, and that drama was never a part of who she was.
“I had to pay the penalty and then I’m caught like do I tell the truth do I expose them early in my career? I’m super young, super new, this is my first album. I’m so excited it just soiled my whole dream.”
While Keri’s experience is just one of many, we’re seeing it again with regards to Queen Bey and now J. Lo.
With her iconic performance of her hit “Drunk in Love” at the 2014 edition of the Grammys, Beyoncé featured a short bob haircut, a black bodysuit and choreography that involved her and a chair.
During J. Lo’s performance of “Pa Tï” with Maluma, J. Lo appeared to sport much of the same look and aesthetic and fans immediately noticed during the broadcast. Other fans, who’ve seen J. Lo’s stage show in Vegas apparently, weighed in as well, claiming that J. Lo had done this type of performance previously in her Las Vegas residency.
There’s been no remark from J. Lo or her camp but one can wonder that she’s very much unbothered and pleased from yet another iconic award received and performance in the can.
See the clip below for yourself and fan reactions
J.Lo copied Beyoncé's 2013 AMAs performance and no one can tell me otherwise. She did the hairstyle, the poses, the outfit, the attitude… Hell she even did that pre-recorded live shit too. I'm sorry but Queen B has to sue pic.twitter.com/cnlufyrFOA— Pakito (@QU33RNEXTDOOR) November 23, 2020
If it’s one thing J. Lo is gonna channel her inner Beyoncé!!— The Whole F*ckn Show (@MrHBK215) November 23, 2020