Jenny from the block is facing some criticism!
Some people didn’t react too well to Jennifer Lopez’s new song, “Lonely.” In one of the parts, J-Lo refers to herself as a “black girl from the Bronx.” The lyrics are sung in Spanish, J-Lo sings, “Siempre serás tu negrita del Bronx,” which translates to, “I’ll always be your Black girl from the Bronx.”
J-Lo faced backlash back in 2001 on her track “I’m Real.” Some people were upset she used the N-word. She sings,
“Now people screaming “what the deal with you and so-and-so?
I tell ’em n*ggas mind their biz but they don’t hear me though.”
People online had mixed feelings + check out a snippet:
Darker complexion females are less loved in the Hispanic community and basically all communities. “Mi morena” or “mi negrita” are words of endearment for us of darker complexions. If you out here saying it to females who are literally lightskin asf (ex. Jlo) it takes away value
— Kimbella (@itskimbellaross) October 13, 2020
why did JLo say she’s a “negrita” when she’s clearly a “werita”
— ⊹.˚⊹ (@o04740o) October 16, 2020
Hey, Puerto Rican, here. LOL I totally agree with you here. "Negrita" is a term of endearment used in Afro Latino communities 🇵🇷🇩🇴 BUT (and a big one) Jlo has never claimed African roots, nor is she considered "negrita" since she's not darker in complexion.
— Fen Charmy 🦋 commissions ongoing! (@justcharmy) October 13, 2020
idk why people trippin on jlo , my dad calls me negrita and it’s just a term of endearment
— flaca (@errikaalexandra) October 16, 2020
What are your thoughts?