Singer, dancer and actress, Jennifer Lopez stuns for some photos with InStyle magazine May 2021 issue where she revealed where her nickname J’lo came from,her career and being a mum.
The interview involved some of her friends,colleagues and exes; Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony.
J’lo revealed that the nickname was inspired by the late rapper, Heavy D.
Speaking about the origin of her nickname, she said: “The name J.Lo came from [the late rapper] Heavy D. He used to come by the studio for my first album [On the 6, 1999] and would call me Jenny-Lo, Jennifer-Lo, or J.Lo. When I was doing my second album, I decided to call it J.Lo , and I believe that’s when it really stuck!”
She added: “I love what I do. I’m passionate about it. Every day does not seem like a job to me. I can honestly say I’m living a dream, and I’m grateful every day that I wake up. I have tireless energy for what I do. I have an amazing team who help me both personally and professionally. I really believe the most important thing is to have great people around you.”
“We go through the script together, talk about who the character is, and consider the effects of what they experience. I’ve become confident in the process, and I trust myself more. When you start out, you are so afraid you’ll forget something and that you won’t be able to deliver in front of the camera. I don’t have that [issue] now. I’ve always said that preparation and rehearsal make me very confident when it’s time to perform, and with experience, it gets even better.”
Honestly, I don’t get caught up in those types of words [like “icon”]. I’d rather keep my nose down, keep working and doing what I do, like being creative and enjoying my life. When you start thinking too much about those things, you become egotistical. I’m interested in growing and evolving every day, being better as a person, better at what I do, and better at being a mom. I think what makes someone iconic is when they can create the different moments they can imprint on the world.
It’s crazy that she has been in the game for three decades and it feels like she is just getting started.