We never quite understood the song “Jenny From The Block”—there’s something weird about a singer who clearly has millions of dollars and wears diamonds of every color and carat size who still just wants to be thought of as her same old Bronx-bred self. Who could forget that infamous tour rider of hers that called for a white room to be filled with white flowers, white candles, white couches, linens and drapes, and absolutely, under NO circumstances, any tomato, grape or apple juice? Nice and low-maintenance, right? This is why it’s hilarious to us that this week, Jennifer Lopez went out of her way in an interview with Us to once again claim she is the same person she was back when she rode the 6 train to auditions and still had caterpillar eyebrows.
Lopez, who lives on a Long Island estate with husband Marc Anthony, said “No matter where I wake up…I’m just always right there in the Bronx. I never miss the Bronx because it’s always with me. I guess I’m always going to be Jenny From The Block!” Except that you live miles from the Bronx and could fit the block twenty times over on your property. Embrace your rich self, Jennifer! We’re not buying this anymore. Unless you actually move back to the Bronx and renounce your mansion and sunglasses that cost more than our rent, we can’t take this act seriously.
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