Mike Burke | Music News

That Time When J-Lo Thought She Could Use The N Word

Jennifer Lopez got some street cred when Ja Rule jumped on her remix for “I’m Real,” which topped the Hot 100 on this day in 2001 for the first of five non-consecutive weeks. J-Lo thought it would slide because Ja-Rule wrote the line. Ja-Rule thought she could say it because she’s of Puerto Rican descent, not white. The masses proved them both wrong when they rose up in a collective, “What the hell did she just say?