Jennifer Lopez was a weeping booty queen on American Idol Thursday night, but we totally understand why.
The reason? La’Porsha Renae. If you don’t know who she is, you will after watching this video…and you’ll fall in love with her.
The 22-year-old Mississippian is one of the final contestants on this farewell season of AI, and she gave a performance of Mary J. Blige’s “No Drama” that left everyone a mess, Ms. Lopez included.
The song is about getting out of an abusive relationship, which hits close to home with Renae because she experienced that–as told in a video before her performance. This is why the moment was so tearjerking. You could feel the heartbreak in the room.
And J.Lo didn’t mince words. “It takes a lot to overcome, it takes a lot to overcome, it takes a lot of strength to overcome those things in your life,” Lopez said, tears streaming down her face. “I know, everybody knows, we’ve all been through stuff like that, you know what I mean?”
“You’re an inspiration,” Lopez added. We agree. Watch the powerful performance above, and have tissues ready.