J. Lo – “I’m Real (Murder remix feat. Ja Rule)”

When: November 2001
Where: Somewhere in Monterey Park
Who: My Bubby
Weather: Cool, overcast

This was at the peak of Jennifer Lopez’s career. She started as a dancer on In Living Color, and now she was singing, and acting, and nobody really cared but she was getting by on her ass. So like Icarus, she flew too close to the sun by thinking she could refer to “[her] niggers” in a song, because she’s Puerto Rican, right?

The movie Gigli saved us a lot of trouble.

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