Jennifer Lopez has been called a diva for ages, but she hopes that her time on “American Idol” has changed your thoughts on her. She judged the talent on the show in 2011 and 2014 and believes that the exposure the show brought her allowed fans to get to know the real her.
She revealed, “I think once I started doing American Idol, people really got to know my real personality. I think maybe before there were a lot of misconceptions about me being a real diva or a problem or being very demanding and things like that. And then once I did that show they could see my true personality, which was kind of just an emotional, happy person who was actually nice.”
She went on to say, “I think there was a misconception that I actually wasn’t [nice]. A lot of us are really just like any one of your friends. I’m a real girls’ girl and I love hanging out with my besties and things like that. As unusual as my life is, I’m very normal and kind of down to earth.”
Jennifer credits her tough upbringing with keeping her grounded. She said, “I was sleeping on a cat at a dance studio before I hit it big. My life was about pounding the pavement, breaking away from under my mom and dad’s wings and going off and flying on my own. I needed that moment.”
She continued, “I am happy to be one of the people who are breaking the mold. We can’t keep acting like we are in the ’50s. Women are strong. Women are bold. And now it is reflected in our art. It’s gonna be a big year for me. I have Idol, I have Shades, I have my Vegas residency beginning. I have so much stuff that we’re working on on the branding side. I don’t know how I’d name it. It’s gonna be a J.Lo year though. It’s gonna be a real J.Lo year, whether you like it or not!”
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