Jennifer Lopez - Jennifer Lopez Goes Ahead With Homecoming Gig Despite Backlash

Jennifer Lopez told residents of her former New York neighbourhood she was "happy to be home" as she performed her first concert there on Wednesday (04Jun14) despite an outcry from locals.

The Jenny From The Block hitmaker faced resistance after announcing plans to play a gig in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, the tough neighbourhood where she grew up.

It was her first show in the area since she shot to fame with her debut album On the 6 in 1999, but locals weren't so welcoming - members of the City Island Civic Association urged authorities to cancel the event amid fears it would cause chaos on the roads.

Officials refused to bow to pressure and Lopez graced the stage as scheduled in front of thousands of fans, performing tracks such as If You Had My Love and Jenny From The Block.

She told the crowd, "I'm so happy to be home."

During the concert, Lopez gave a nod to the notorious green Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammy awards by wearing a swimsuit-style costume in a similar print.

After the gig , she tweeted: "Had so much fun tonight! Thank you #JLovers #JLoComingHome."

However, some Bronx natives bemoaned the fact the star had failed to put on a show for her community in 15 years. One told the New York Post, "She's been making all this money... but she doesn't even help out the neighbourhood. Most of the people I know think she's a sellout."


Contactmusic

Tags: Jennifer Lopez


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Snoop Dogg has joined Willie Nelson as weed-loving musicians who have smoked...

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Billy Joel has long been regarded as one of music’s finest songwriters but it will soon be all more official...

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend

Fresh from the critical and box office success of Behind The Candelabra, for...

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Jennifer Lopez Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jennifer Lopez

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All