Celebrated as more of an entertainer than a vocalist, the world has long made peace with Jennifer Lopez‘s “ability” as a singer. However, it appears such acceptance wasn’t as easy for the 44-year-old herself.
Speaking in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, the premium diva revealed that – even at the height of her success – she was insecure about her vocal chops and often questioned “why” she has become so revered.
Her words on the matter and how she overcame it await after the jump…
“It was after I had kids to be honest (that I let go of it)… The biggest insecurity I had was my singing. Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I’m not good at this.
“(However) while I was married to Marc (Anthony), he helped me get over it. He kept telling me, ‘You’re the only one holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as a singer. You have to let go’.
I was always so insecure and just kind of going along. Then I grew, little by little, and realised, wait a minute, this is not a fluke. I’m not a mistake – I work my ass off. And I know what I’m doing.”
To a degree, the “LOL”s write themselves. However, all of that aside, we appreciate this brand and strand of honesty from an artist as seasoned and successful as J.Lo.
Regular readers will know we love us a SANGER here at That Grape Juice, however we’re equally as excited about artists that bring anything tangible to the table. In La Lopez’s case, she’s very much a “package” – and a potent one at that. Hence, like the Janet Jackson‘s of the world, she is a reputable part of music history and has created a narrative that will be imitated and adapted for years to come. More power to her.