Jennifer Lopez Electrifies 2018 MTV Video Music Awards
Jennifer Lopez owned the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday evening, cementing her status as an official Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honoree, according to McKenna Aiello of the well known entertainment online platform E!News. In July, MTV announced that J. Lo would join the ranks of music legends like Janet Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie and Beyoncé in receiving the award recognizing performers with unprecedented achievements in visual artistry.
So how did Jennifer Lopez make her mark at the VMAs? With a stunning performance of hits reflecting the world-famous star’s iconic past, epic present and what’s sure to be an even more exciting next era in her career!
Flanked by a group of male and emale backup dancers, Lopez lit up Radio City Music Hall with a medley of songs including Waiting for Tonight, On the Floor, Dance Again, Ain’t Your Mama, Booty, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and Get Right.
Jennifer Lopez even took it back to the early 2000’s when she strapped on her white fur coat and belted out “All I Have,” as her mom, Guadalupe Rodríguez, and daughter Emme sang along. The performance continued with a surprise appearance by Ja Rule who helped revamp their classic collaboration I’m Real, while J. Lo changed from her glittering gold bodysuit into matching parachute pants. Lopez concluded the medley with Dinero.
Shawn Mendes presented Jennifer Lopez with the award, which she said during her acceptance speech was a “tremendous honor for me.” Explained Lopez, “It has been an incredible journey of dreaming my wildest dreams and then watching then come true. Music, acting, performing…This career has always been kind of an obsession for me.”
Jennifer Lopez reflected on having to “forge my own path and make my own rules” during the early days of her career, until she gave birth to her “two little angels,” twins Max and Emme Anthony.
“I knew i had to better and be stronger than I had been before,” Lopez said of motherhood. “My whole life became clearer in every way. I stand here stronger and better than ever. So thank you Max and Emme. There’s so much to do and I know in my heart that the future is brighter now because of you.”