Bronx , New York native Jennifer Lopez has found herself trending on Twitter these last few days after social media users react to her referring to her self as “ A Black Girl From The Bronx!”
According to The Grio , the reference was made in a song titled “ Lonely” that #JLO recorded in Spanish alongside Colombian artist #Maluma .
I don’t like JLo She’s just a wanna be black girl that can hit a two step. She’s an All Lives Matter supporter and now she’s calling herself a “black girl from the Bronx” idek why she still makes music my dog has better vocal agility than her. Just no.
— Female supremacist (@koalax2kei) October 17, 2020
She sings, “ “Siempre serás tu negrita del Bronx,” in English translation it basically reads, “I’ll always be your little Black girl from the Bronx.”
It has been indicated that social media users caught wind of the verse an accused her of appropriating Black culture.
jlo is a white latina who started her career out playing an Indigenous woman & went on to steal from Black women and their culture as a whole. cuh-razy
— 🦦 (@kulliunu) October 17, 2020
Many social media users frustration and commentary derive from the fact that Jennifer has never referred to herself as an Afro Latina publicly before.
As of right now she hasn’t responded to any of the accusations. But we will keep y’all posted if she does.
Ohhh so, @jlo is black now? pic.twitter.com/wT8YZstidf
— ASTRO BOY (@andrewsavedra94) October 18, 2020