Can you believe JLo has never performed a gig in the Bronx? Well, not anymore.
She really is still Jenny from the block. Fifteen years into her successful career, Jennifer Lopez returned to her home for her first ever concert in the Bronx Wednesday night. There’s a theme here – JLo has kept up her connection to the Bronx throughout her career, so what better time to return – or to make her debut – than the fifteenth anniversary of her first album On The 6. Fun fact – the album was named after the subway line that connected Lopez’ home to her big city dreams.
With numerous costume changes, Lopez walked down memory lane back throughout her fifteen years on stage.
Now an international superstar, Lopez definitely returned in style, with a free, 90-minute concert at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park for State Farm's Neighborhood Sessions, featuring some amazing choreography, abundant pyrotechnics and several guest performers. Ja Rule, Fat Joe and French Montana all made appearances throughout the night, which was themed around Lopez’ Bronx-gone-Hollywood story.
Lopez was joined by longtime collaborators like Ja Rule (pictured) and Fat Joe.
"This is such an amazing moment for me. I am so happy to be home. Doing this tonight is honestly a dream come true for me," Lopez told the crowd three songs in as the sun set on the packed park. She peered out to the crowd of 20,000 and added, "Let me see ya -- where my Latinos at? That's right, we in here!"
Watch the video for Lopez' Hold It Don't Drop It below.