Jennifer Lopez performed a special number with Maluma to the soundtrack of a new movie called “Marry Me,” at the American Music Awards presentation last Sunday. However, people took notice that everything looked familiar, claiming that the stage, JenLo’s wet & wild looks and dance moves were all copycat versions of Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” performance with Jay-Z during the 2014 Grammy Awards.
The controversy blew up on Twitter exploding with tweets pointing out the similarities between JLo’s AMA 2020 production number and Beyonce’s 2014 Grammy performance. Both women wore black body suits and flaunted short, wet-looking locks in their respective stage presentation. Some others mentioned that even the choice of lighting and use of chairs as props were very much alike.
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One member of the production staff explained the similarity as due to the fact that the source of inspiration for the two women’s performance was the the Cell Block Tango dance feature of the musical “Chicago.” Still, JLo fans defended their idol by saying that Lopez’s performance was intended to pay homage to Beyonce’s performance instead of viewing it as an act of stealing Beyonce’s idea or concept.
Two or three defended their 51-year old icon’s performance by mentioning that Beyonce also met with the same issue when as a performing artist, many also took notice that her number was similar to past performances of other artists. They cited Beyonce’s music videos for “The Lion King: The Gift” she released last year, as the latest example.
Some defended JLo by simply saying that Beyonce did not invent the wet-hair look and that it’s only right that JLo wore an outfit that is similar to the one she wore in the movie’s music video soundtrack.Read More JLo’s Performance at the AMA Criticized as a Beyonce Copycat Version