DON'T BE FOOLED BY HER MCQUEEN AND VERSACE, SHE'S STILL (SHE'S STILL) JENNY FROM THE BRONX
June 5th, 2014. V76 cover girl Jennifer Lopez and State Farm joined forces in the name of charity as the sun set in Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park last night. As headliner for the new musical series Neighborhood Sessions, Lopez performed in front of thousands who came to witness the homecoming of a lifetime in her native Bronx, New York.
“I am so happy to be home,” she waxed lyrical, “this is a dream come true for me.” While J.Lo-centric, the event had much to offer, and before the show, the community had its time to shine. Bronx-based street artists spray-painted murals as organizations such as The Lopez Family Foundation and Teach for America were able to reach as many good neighbors as they could. These were just two among the many different forces present, all aiming to make a difference in the Bronx community.
J. Lo stepped out in her favorite green Versace getup for her first-ever performance in the borough she reps hard. She was joined onstage by French Montana, Fat Joe, and Ja Rule as she wove her way fluidly and fluently through a setlist highlighting both her freshest ("First Love," “Booty,” and "I Luh Ya Papi"), and most classic tracks (“Get Right” and "I'm Real"). J.Lo's dazzling career has finally come full circle, proving that she is indeed, still Jenny from the Block.
State Farm will be bringing more artists back to their hometowns through Neighborhood Sessions in the near future. These events are free to the public. J Lo’s new album A.K.A. is out June 17th.
PHOTOGRAPHY Misha Vladimirskiy/State Farm