Jennifer Lopez Criticized For Calling Herself A “Black Girl From The Bronx” In New Song
Jennifer Lopez has found herself in hot water after some fans discovered controversial lyrics in her collaboration with Colombian singer Maluma.
On the track “Lonely” JLo sings “Siempre serás tu negrita del Bronx,” which translates to
“I’ll always be your Black girl from the Bronx.”
A clip from Jenny From The Block singing the lyrics was posted online that stared the conversation.
someone please tell me this isn’t real pic.twitter.com/dnYJCmT5yg
— JAN MICHÆL (@janmichaelxx) October 13, 2020
Some have tried to defend the lyrics, using Google translate to try and get clarity on the controversial lyrics. The translation allegedly says,
“Ill always be your n*gga from the Bronx.”
But it turns out JLo did in fact call herself a Black girl from the Bronx on the track.
Some fans have also brought up the fact that Jennifer Lopez used the term “n*gga* in her 2001 track “I’m Real.” On the track she sings,
“Now people screaming “what the deal with you and so-and-so?”
I tell ’em n*ggas mind their biz but they don’t hear me though.”
Check out how the internet reacted below:
Wait wait wait….. I know jlo did not just say she’s a black girl from the bronx in Spanish TELL ME I HEARD THAT WRONG pic.twitter.com/KptLNOCciu
— ????? ????? ??????????? (@Gh0ulishs3x_bot) October 18, 2020
Jlo … a black girl from the Bronx ? pic.twitter.com/Jxd8ZUDGbr
— Samantha Jones ? (@tonimbraxstan) October 19, 2020
JLo said that she's a black girl from the Bronx! pic.twitter.com/KCEBlrkcdT
— Dr. YaYa (@itisyaya) October 19, 2020
Jlo really called herself a black girl from the Bronx. She really gets under my skin with her antics. It's vv weird. It's giving me… pic.twitter.com/c2grIEIzCH
— #Breewayy til the end ?? (@BeeLucretia) October 19, 2020
Wait real quick did y’all her JLO call herself the black girl from the Bronx ???? pic.twitter.com/gA0opmy4eu
— Tiare Santiago (@tiare_santiago) October 19, 2020
JLo called herself a Black girl from the Bronx? pic.twitter.com/WhTXT4znXC
— Kamala Harris For VP (@LaCienegaBlvdes) October 19, 2020
Jennifer Lopez has always been proud of her Bronx roots. Earlier this year she posted a picture wearing a graphic tee while en route to her destination with a shirt that read “Bronx Girl Magic.”
“@JLo Bronx Girl Magic”
The phrase is a cheeky New York Burrough-spin on the already popular phrase, #BlackGirlMagic.
What are your thoughts on Jennifer Lopez calling herself a Black Girl from the Bronx? Tell us in the comments!