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Jennifer Lopez Confirms New Duet With…Maxwell

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As collaborations go, Jennifer Lopez has notched up a fair number during her tenure at the top.

However, proving that she still has the ability to shock, the dynamite diva has announced her next duet will be with none other than soulful crooner Maxwell.

The revelation came during a recent radio interview Virgin Dubai, in which she talked new material, touring and promoted her involvement with this Summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

Take a listen below…

Maxwell, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, Robin Thicke and more?! Exciting times. It’s clear La Lopez is embracing a more Urban sound on this record and we, for one, can’t wait to taste what she’s been baking.

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  1. March 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm
    Kaue Rodrigo says:
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    I’m so excited! JLO is back!!!

  2. March 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm
    umm says:
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    maxwell???? and how exactly is that going to work?……. i guess

  3. March 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm
    kigian says:
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    Can tvimagine the two voices together…
    maxwell with Alicia keys, but maxwell with jlo ?!?!?

  4. March 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm
    Dev says:
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    Oh gurl……. No!!!!!

  5. March 2, 2014 at 4:23 pm
    Stephy Tha Lambily says:
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    WHY?

    Maxwell, what are you doing? Runaway FAST!

  6. March 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm
    Mimi carey says:
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    A true vocalist with a non vocalist smh guess Maxwell was desperate for a check.

  7. March 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm
    little debbie says:
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    she’s just as much a fake trend hopper as Rihanna. No one is here for your music old lady. stick to the lame chick flicks b****

  8. March 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm
    Mimi carey says:
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    Stephys avi>>>>>

  9. March 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm
    Benji says:
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    No Maxwell don’t do it!

  10. March 2, 2014 at 4:40 pm
    JLover says:
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    There are friends since a long time…

  11. March 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    She looks very hot, girl is serving. Yasss ma.

  12. March 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm
    Lydia says:
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    I can’t really imagine this. I can imagine Mariah and Maxwell though.

  13. March 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    Molly says:
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    He’s to duet with Mariah not J.lo, J.lo collabo with someone like Britney Madonna Usher or Janet

  14. March 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    Molly says:
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    needs*

  15. March 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    Molly says:
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    should*

  16. March 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm
    pan86 says:
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    Girls hold your wigs tight ’cause Jen is gonna snatch them HARD!

  17. March 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm
    HUJ says:
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    He was @ her concert, I remember he tweet about JLo.

  18. March 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm
    Touché says:
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    Well at least she’s not doing that god awful EDM music anymore. I hope she makes some songs in Spanish as well.

  19. March 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm
    Touché says:
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    She should make another song like this

  20. March 2, 2014 at 5:16 pm
    Touché says:
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    Or this

  21. March 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    But she has been doing EDM since forever, why should she stop?

  22. March 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm
    BEYONCÉ says:
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    I can’t with people acting like J.Lo hasn’t always done urban/dance/Latin music. This duet sounds errrrm interesting to say the least. Maxwell is dreamy.

  23. March 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm
    DGAF says:
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    So not shocked. I read 6 months ago that Mariah is working with him, now J-HO is working with him… History is repeating itself. The thief is at us again.

  24. March 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm
    Touché says:
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    Yeah once in a while. It’s not like she always makes a full album that’s just EDM like her album Love. That was a complete mess.

  25. March 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm
    moe says:
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    kick their ass Jenny . cant wait

  26. March 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm
    MrsCarterShow in the UK says:
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    Who?

  27. March 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm
    bowdowm27 says:
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    J.lo is about to take over the game and kill it!!
    Very few people can get on a stage and command like she can!!

  28. March 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    I have Love? and only 3 SONGS are EDM, the rest is typical J.Lo.

  29. March 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm
    Skyfall says:
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    What is EDM, some name done EDM songs. I usually listen to Pop, Urban pop and R&B artist like
    Adele
    Beyonce
    Rihanna
    Mariah Carey
    Jhene aiko
    Katy perry etc.

  30. March 2, 2014 at 6:14 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    On the 6
    Released: June 1, 1999
    Genre: Pop, Latin Pop, R&B
    Worldwide: 7 million

    J.Lo
    Released: January 22, 2001
    Genre: Pop, R&B, Latin Pop
    Worldwide: 9 million

    J to tha L-O! The Remixes
    Released: February 5, 2002
    Genre: R&B, Pop, Latin Pop
    Worldwide: 3 million

    This Is Me… Then
    Released: November 25, 2002
    Genre: R&B, Pop
    Worldwide: 6 million

    Rebirth
    Released: February 28, 2005
    Genre: Pop, Funk, R&B, Hip Hop
    Worldwide: 3 million

    Como Ama una Mujer
    Released: March 23, 2007
    Genre: Latin Pop
    Worldwide: 1 million

    Brave
    Released: October 4, 2007
    Genre: Pop, Dance Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk
    Worldwide: 650,000

    Love?
    Released: April 29, 2011
    Genre: Pop, Dance Pop, R&B, Latin Pop
    Worldwide: 1.3 million

    Dance Again… The Hits
    Released: July 20, 2012
    Genre: Pop, Dance pop, R&B, Latin pop, Funk, Hip Hop
    Worldwide: 500,000

  31. March 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    Filmography

    Ice Age: Continental Drift = $877.2 million
    Shall We Dance = $170.1 million
    Maid in Manhattan = $154.9 million
    Monster-in-Law = $154.7 million
    Anaconda = $136.9 million
    The Cell = $104.2 million
    The Wedding Planner = $94.7 million
    What to Expect When You’re Expecting = $84.4 million
    Out of Sight = $77.7 million
    The Back-Up Plan = $77.5 million
    Enough = $51.8 million
    Parker = $46.3 million
    Jersey Girl = $31.1 million
    Angel Eyes = $29.7 million
    An Unfinished Life = $18.6 million
    Bordertown = $8.3 million
    El Cantante = $7.9 million
    Gigli = $7.3 million (ULTIMATE DEATH AT THIS FLOP)

  32. March 2, 2014 at 6:18 pm
    Touché says:
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    The electronic beats, effects, and vocals, (etc.) on all the songs says otherwise. No the rest is not typical J-lo. J-lo has done latin, latin dance, dance, RnB, urban pop, pop, and usually a mixture of some of those genres. She’s NEVER done mainly EDM music on one single album which is my point.

  33. March 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    Besides On the floor, Hypnotico and Invading my mind; which other songs are EDM on “Love?”?

  34. March 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm
    Touché says:
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    Love?
    Released: April 29, 2011
    Genre: Pop, Dance Pop, R&B, Latin Pop
    Worldwide: 1.3 million

    There was absolutely NO R&B or Latin pop on that album so I don’t know what you’re talking about. That “Papi” song with all its electronic effects and beats does NOT qualify as Latin pop. Also those more urban electronic songs like “I’m into you” is NOT R&B either. It was EDM and pop( which is basically electronic dance music).

  35. March 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm
    Lovebird says:
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  36. March 2, 2014 at 6:29 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    False, there’s nothing electronic about I’m into you; it is urban.

  37. March 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    Plus J.Lo has always done RnB/Urban/Dance/Latin/Pop; this fact will never change.

  38. March 2, 2014 at 6:33 pm
    Touché says:
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    Good hit=auto-tuned vocals, electronic effects and beats

    I’m into you= electronic effects and beats

    (What is) love?= auto-tuned vocals, electronic effects and beats

    Run the World= Electronic effects and beats

    Papi= Electronic effects and beats

    Until it Beats No more= Auto-tuned vocals, electronic effects and beats

    One love= Auto-tuned vocals, electronic effects and beats

    Villian= auto-tuned vocals, electronic effects and beats

    Starting Over= electronis effects and beats

    There was not one song on this album that did not have electronic effects or beats. Those electronic effects and beats and the fact that it’s dance music is what makes it EDM or Pop( which in this case is the same thing)

  39. March 2, 2014 at 6:35 pm
    Touché says:
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    Wrong. The electronic effects on “I’m into you”says otherwise.

  40. March 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    On the floor – European Dance Music
    Good Hit – Latin pop
    I’m into you – Urban
    (What is) Love? – Pop
    Run the world – RnB
    Papi – Electronic European Dance Music
    Until it beats no more – Urban Pop
    One Love – Urban
    Invading my mind – European Dance Music
    Villain – Urban
    Starting over – Pop
    Hypnotico – European Dance Music with Latin influence

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    Auto-tune =/= EDM just like an 808 =/= Trap music.

    You’re the same people who accuse Usher’s “Looking for myself” of being EDM when most of the songs on the album are Urban/RnB.

  41. March 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm
    Touché says:
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    “Plus J.Lo has always done RnB/Urban/Dance/Latin/Pop; this fact will never change”

    Yes but that doesn’t change the fact that her album was EDM. It only had some elements of urban sounds that was fused with electronic music which is why it doesn’t qualify as urban music.

  42. March 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    What electronic effects in I’m into you? Electronic effects do not make a song EDM, EDM is DANCE MUSIC, I’m into you is not a dance song but rather an urban song.

  43. March 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    It only has some electronic instruments fused in its urban sounds; Timberland and Pharrell use this technique all the time. You did not honestly think they only used live instruments.

    If an electronic instrument is your standard for classifying a song as EUROPEAN DANCE MUSIC, then Ciara has been doing EDM ever since she started right?

  44. March 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm
    Touché says:
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    Wrong. Like I said before the electronic beats and effects on all the songs is what makes the album EDM. I mentioned Auto-tuned because that’s what’s most American pop artist use with their electronic music. Urban music is just black music( i.e. hip hop,R&B, funk, jazz, etc.) so it has nothing to do with Electronic music. I haven’t even listened to Usher’s “Looking for myself so I cant comment on that Anyway, her album Love? is EDM. You cannot change the fact that electronic effects and beats makes up EDM music.

  45. March 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm
    Touché says:
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    Wrong again. EDM is ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC. Without the electronic sound, all you have is dance music. Besides, you can clearly hear the electronic synthesizing in the song.

    “I’m into you is not a dance song but rather an urban song”?

    That made absolutely no sense especially since “Urban music” can be dance music.

  46. March 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm
    Touché says:
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    “It only has some electronic instruments fused in its urban sound”

    No it’s electronic dance music fused with some urban sounds and that’s it. For the last time, Urban music is BLACK MUSIC. She made electronic dance music and added some hip hop beats(Urban) to some of her songs.

    I don’t even listen to Ciara so I can’t even comment on that again.

  47. March 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm
    Stephy Tha Lambily says:
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    LoveBird, you betta stan for Jennifer Lopez!

  48. March 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm
    Royalkev says:
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    I like JLO, she likes challenges! I think doing a duet with Maxwell will bring out the best in her. She may surprise people!

  49. March 2, 2014 at 8:59 pm
    DGAF says:
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    Mariah ‘Ripped Off’ Twice on Same Record

    The situation is worse than I thought. In the below story, which we published yesterday, rap impresario Irv Gotti conceded for the first time that Mariah Carey had her work on Glitter lifted for Jennifer Lopez’s J.LO album.

    It turns out however that before it was released Glitter was pilfered from not once but twice by Lopez.

    Not only was a song sample Carey intended to use taken from Glitter, but a concept as well.

    All of this has to do with Lopez’s hit song, “I’m Real,” which in fact is two different songs. Confused? Welcome to pop music in 2002.

    On Lopez’s album J.LO, “I’m Real” appears as an upbeat dance number. There’s no rapping or male vocal accompaniment. The record does sample the old disco song, “Firecracker.” The songwriting credits for that version of “I’m Real,” list Martin Denny (who wrote “Firecracker”) as well as Lopez and three producers. J.LO was released on July 24, 2001.

    The remixed “I’m Real,” which was released a few weeks later, is quite different. It’s a slow give and take duet between Lopez and rapper Ja Rule. Denny’s name is gone from the credits, replaced by Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey B. Atkins). This version became Lopez’s hit single. Two songs, one title.

    For Glitter, Mariah Carey had found the “Firecracker” sample and recorded it on her soundtrack as “Loverboy.” For another Glitter track called “If We,” she and Ja Rule recorded a slow give and take vocal. On J.LO, the upbeat “I’m Real” ripped off Carey’s planned — and subsequently scuttled version — of “Loverboy.” The remixed version of “I’m Real” — which Irv Gotti referred to in his XXL interview — copied the style and substance of “If We.” Creatively, Carey — who’d worked hard on Glitter for a year in secret — could say she was plundered twice. Wouldn’t that be enough to drive anyone crazy?

    Thanks to the Internet, Carey’s fans can make the “If We”/”I’m Real” scandal a party game simply by logging on to cdnow.com which features audio clips of all three songs — “If We” plus the two “I’m Real” versions. It’s fun, free entertainment!

    Mariah Vindicated: Her Song Was ‘Swiped’

    Mariah Carey may finally have been vindicated. It seems that there was more than a little truth in her accusations last summer that someone was out to get her.

    In the new issue of a rap magazine called XXL, record executive Irv Gotti admits that Tommy Mottola, Carey’s ex-husband and the head of Sony Music, instructed him to make a record for Jennifer Lopez that sounded exactly like one Gotti’s company had made with Carey for her movie, Glitter — even though Glitter was not finished and Lopez would beat Carey to the punch and undermine a project she was recording for Sony.

    In XXL, Gotti is asked by writer Keith Murphy: “Is it true that Tommy Mottola asked Murder Inc. [Gotti’s production company] to do the remix of [Jennifer Lopez’s] “I’m Real” after hearing a song Ja Rule did with Mariah Carey on the Glitter soundtrack?”

    Gotti replies: “Ja wrote a song with him and Mariah singing back and forth on the title track. I get a call from Tommy Mottola, who I have a great relationship with, and he’s like, ‘I need you to do me a favor. I want you to do this remix for Jennifer Lopez. I want you to put Ja on the record.’ Immediately I knew what he was doing because we just finished the Mariah record.”

    The Mariah record Gotti refers to is “Loverboy,” from the movie Glitter. Carey had picked out a sample from Yellow Magic Orchestra’s recording of “Firecracker” to be the basis of the song. She and Ja Rule worked on it, and the song was included on daily viewings from the filming of Glitter.

    But Glitter was a Sony Pictures release, which is a sister company of Sony Music. Mottola, according to sources who worked on the movie, was surreptitiously viewing footage of Glitter while his ex-wife was shooting it.

    “Mariah was so paranoid about the music getting out that we had another singer sing the temporary versions,” says a Glitter insider.

    “When Jennifer Lopez’s record came out, and had the exact same song, we knew she had a right to be paranoid. We couldn’t believe it.”

    Indeed, Gotti’s statement to XXL suggests that once Mottola heard Carey’s song — and knew Glitter was months away from completion — he stole the idea and gave it to Lopez for the remix of her song, “I’m Real.”

    The hit version of “I’m Real” with Ja Rule was released after Lopez’s album was already out. It’s substantially different from the original version.

    Murphy, the reporter who interviewed Gotti, said yesterday that the rap music executive told him that Mottola wanted Ja Rule to make a record “in the same style” for Lopez that he’d already made for Carey. “It was exactly the same style — with Mariah and Ja talking back and forth, just the way he does with Jennifer on I’m Real.”

    But here’s a key revelation: the music publisher of “Firecracker” — the sample that Ja Rule used first with Carey and then with Lopez — told me yesterday: “Mariah Carey called us to license a sample from “Firecracker” first. Then, within a month, Jennifer Lopez also called for it.”

    The publisher of “Firecracker” also pointed out that the composition, by Martin Denny, had never been sampled before Mariah Carey called about it.

    Sony Music spokesperson Patricia Kiehl said yesterday: “One song has nothing to do with the other. This is absolutely untrue.”

    When the possible theft of “Firecracker” was brought up in Talk magazine last fall, Mottola and Lopez’s producers immediately invoked that idea that it was a coincidence that the sample was used twice, though — a different defense altogether.

    Ironically, the “Firecracker” case found Carey getting a taste of her own medicine when she — and not Lopez — had been Mottola’s darling. During Carey’s 11 years at Sony Music, she, Sony, and Mottola were sued at least three times for plagiarism. Each case was settled out of court for roughly $1 million, with Carey making no admission of guilt. In one instance, Randy Hoffman — Mottola’s business partner and Carey’s then manager — wore a hidden tape recorder to a meeting with a witness hoping to get him to change his testimony.

    Just as other songwriters had once been affected by having their songs swiped, the impact on Carey of losing the “Firecracker” sample for Glitter was deep. The singer was forced to quickly change the sample on “Loverboy” from “Firecracker” to Cameo’s old hit, “Candy.”

    “We had to work fast,” says a Glitter source, “because we had to find music that would fit what was already filmed.” Nevertheless, the damage was done. When “Loverboy” was released it was savaged by music industry trade paper Billboard in an unusually harsh review.

    Carey — exhausted from working on the project and then knocked out by the scathing reaction — snapped and became the subject of public derision.

    Insiders speculate the Mottola-Lopez theft may have had a silver lining. Carey was able to use it to free herself and Glitter from Sony, even though she still owed them an album on her contract. One source told me: “Mariah and her lawyer, Don Passman, went to Tommy and told him that if they didn’t let her go, she’d let the higher-ups at Sony know what he’d done to her-and to a Sony project.”

    The speculation is that Mottola had to make Glitter look as bad as possible to Sony’s Japanese honchos, who loved Carey and wanted to keep her as an artist. Ironically, Glitter still sold like crazy in Japan.

    Carey wound up taking Glitter to EMI/Virgin as the first record on an $80 million deal. When the album tanked, EMI panicked and paid her a total of $49 million to cancel her contract. Carey is now fielding offers from Universal Music Group, J Records, and Warner Music Group for new contract.

  50. March 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm
    DGAF says:
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    Jennifer Lopez is once again making headlines…for her new music and for supposedly copying Kat DeLuna.

    Some say Jen’s On The Floor has a strong resemblance to Kat’s Party O’Clock.

    Critics have pointed out that the lyrics and harmonies are similar.

    Jennifer sings on her record, “Cuz London to Ibiza/Straight to L.A. New York/Vegas to Africa,” while Kat chants, “Party in Ibiza, Party in New York/All the way to Africa/Love in the Caribbean/On my way to Vegas.”

    The New York Daily News reached out to Kat and she said:

    “It’s cool that artists like J.Lo are inspired by my musical sound and style.

  51. March 2, 2014 at 9:03 pm
    DGAF says:
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    Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony sued for $25m over claims they ‘stole idea for reality show Q’Viva’

  52. March 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm
    DGAF says:
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  53. March 2, 2014 at 9:18 pm
    CICI says:
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    A TRUE PERFORMER DETECTED! GO JENNY LO ♥

  54. March 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm
    Jennifer Lopez Teams Up With Maxwell | 93.1 WZAK says:
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    […] Lopez has a number of exciting collaborations coming on her new album. During a recent radio interview Virgin Dubai, the pop star and “American Idol” judge said working on the upcoming project has “been so […]

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