Jennifer Lopez Named GQ’s Icon Of The Year / Talks Super Bowl & Embracing Her Age

Published: Monday 18th Nov 2019 by Sam

For Jennifer Lopez, 2019 has been quite the year.

Because, beyond her ever-packed plate of activity, the star experienced a number of notable moments.

Namely turning 50, blazing the box office with hit movie ‘Hustlers,’ and being announced as the co-headliner of the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Shakira.

All has led to GQ naming J.Lo their Icon of the Year in their annual Men of the Year issue.

For her profile feature, the multi-hyphenate talent poses it up for a unique shoot (lensed by Daniel Jackson) and seizes the moment to talk the ‘Bowl and bulldozing ageism with her mindset.

Head below for more…

On Whether She Was Apprehensive About Taking Super Bowl Gig:

“No. I understand people not wanting to do it. Everybody has to make their own choices. They have to feel good about what they’re doing. I feel like it’s an amazing platform and one of the biggest in the world to put out whatever message you want to put out there. Whatever message of love or—I don’t want to give anything away—I think it’s taking a chance to do it. I feel that it’s a great thing to have two Latina women in Miami headlining the Super Bowl, and what we could do with those 12 to 14 minutes to make people understand our worth and value in this country.… I think it could be a really beautiful celebration.”

On Embracing Her Age:

I just didn’t see [the point in hiding]. I’m like, “Everybody knows how old I am—what’s the big deal?” In this industry, by the time you’re 30, they’re already like, “She’s done.” I can’t tell you how many times I felt like people were like, “She’s done, she’s over.” But it’s such a beautiful time in women’s lives. Artists, women especially, get so much better as they grow and mature. You can see it! Meryl Streep’s career took off after she was 40. Tina Turner, after she was 40. Cher. It’s not that [those women] weren’t who they were before that. But as they got older, they blossomed in a way they hadn’t before, right? They came into their own power, and they started realizing, like, “I am the scarce asset, I am the prize. I have something beautiful to offer to the world that’s only mine.” And I feel the same thing!

Check out the video feature…

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[Photo Credit: GQ / Daniel Jackson]

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  1. ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 18, 2019

    Who cares about this racist classless old wetback b|tch? She’ll never hire a black woman or help black women in any way! She is undercover racist wetback trash! Sick of looking at her ugly old face. TGJ stop posting articles on this ugly b|tch. I heard she bathes in peeee and drank R. Kelly’s pee once.

    • Jasmine’s Number 1 Fan November 18, 2019

      You tell em Jas. Put some brown and black on here TGJ and retire the wetback and cracker b1tch articles. If Jas dont wanna see no more wetback and cracker b1tches neither do I. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackWomenMatter #F_uckWhiteB1tches

      • Kevon November 18, 2019

        I bet yall went and see hustlers ..hahaha that ass was hot

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 19, 2019

        Is it online yet in dvd quality? Ill watch that free when its online.

    • Kevon November 18, 2019

      I don’t give a funk about race .. what I want to really know why most black people dont like jlo lol is it because she made that boom ass famous before yall had the light hahaha

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 18, 2019

        Her ass is not impressive. The real answer is because she turned many blacks off after she distanced herself from Diddy when he got those charges. She showed her true colors. She uses black men and will spread her legs for them for money but she is racist towards black women! I respect women like Gloria Estefan and Selena much much more because they had class and even though they don’t mix with blacks they don’t use black people like J. HO does!

      • Shamari DeVoe Stan Account November 19, 2019

        Because she’s overrated. She’s such an untalented vocalist that she needs other people to sing for her. A Milli Vanilli tea.

    • I Hate blaccc n whyyy y’all not sht November 19, 2019

      Jennifer is a hating ass b**** towards black artists period….now she got on with thier music

  2. Clarksoon November 18, 2019

    Oscar nomination coming, the haters will have to deal. Lol

    No musician with integrity should perform at the superbowl.
    Beyonce, bruno, katy, justin. Bunch of set outs

    • Clarksoon November 18, 2019

      Did i say u could speak troll? No so s*** the F up and get back to what u are good at. Working the t***** streets and giving me, your pimp, all your money. U think u can pretend to be me. Well it comes with a fee so pay up nicca.

      • Kevon November 19, 2019

        Leave the woman alone everyone use someone to get up there

  3. Justme November 18, 2019

    That cover is not it

  4. King of Kingz November 18, 2019

    My issue is ppl like her wanna be pro Latina & all lives matter but then “Afro-Latino” when it’s convenient or when they wanna use the N word or use our culture smh

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 18, 2019

      AMEN. She has been in the industry since 1996 and Refused to have any black women in her music videos or as backup dancers on tour for the past 20 plus years. Last year I started a public twitter blast against her because of her racist ways and her response was to hire 1 black woman as a backup dancer to silence my campaign!

      1. The videos don’t lie. No black women in 20 years in any of her videos!

      2. The concert footage dont lie. No black women backup dancers in 20 years.

      • melinda November 19, 2019

        u have issues dear , plz go check a doctor . half of her friends are black . what an idiot

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 19, 2019

        You have issues not me. I said what I said and aint sh|t u can do about it!

    • Galber November 19, 2019

      Stop being idiot, come on, the N word its just a word….a f****** word buddy…all americans with their double moral… they speak about the land of freedom and stuff but are the most encorseted society ever…. Do you want to speak about cultural apropiation? well stop Beyonce from singing pop songs and to dye her hair blonde that is something biologically and culturally from white people…this thing of cultural appropiation is getting ridiculous…

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 19, 2019

        Shut it cracker barrel!

  5. Gee November 18, 2019

    Not her best shoot it looks kind of cheap. Jlo has done better.

  6. Dina November 19, 2019

    A legend u all haters have to deal with it . Ur faves will never achieve what she has done already

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 19, 2019

      My favs are on the billboard top 20 artists of all time so shut it.

  7. I Hate blaccc n whyyy y’all not sht November 19, 2019

    Jennifer Lopez your not hott nomore.
    A close up picture b**** please… your old now doing close ups, they really must have her thinking she is still hott….

    • Kevon November 19, 2019

      We all get old kid, it’s just the way of life is … so please grow up and look around you she is not the only one be getting old the main thing she grows older gracefully

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