Jennifer Lopez Gives a Free Concert in the Bronx

Posted on June 06, 2014

Far be it for us to rag on a diva when she’s in the middle of a set that she’s giving away for free, but …

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These are pretty disappointing, no? Believe us, we would not want to see her resorting to Katy or Miley-style stagewear craziness, but this is all … the same, really. Butt, butt, butt, butt, butt. We get it, Jenny. Give us something eye-popping. And by that we most certainly do NOT mean a diaper, girl. Just what the hell is that last outfit?

Okay, okay; we’re bitches. She put on a free show in her old neighborhood and we don’t imagine she had a whole bunch of new costumes whipped up for the occasion. These are probably greatest hits costumes – although it does tend to reinforce our point that she only wears one kind.


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  • @Biting Panda

    So many bathing suits, so little time. Nice Shih Tzu hair, btw.

    • Krista Nielsen

      Hahahaha! First thing I thought of – we have a shih tzu and I do her hair the same way!

  • RussellH88

    It’s all rather one note.

    It’s all ass and cameltoe.

    • MilaXX

      I’d up vote this a thousand times if I could!

      • J-Ko

        Me too! I want this on my tombstone: “She was all ass and cameltoe RIP”

      • Raspberry2012

        I’ll help you!

    • Jackie4g

      It’s The BRONX. She’s giving them what they want.

    • Thomas

      Despite the uniformity, I still prefer these looks to Katy Perry’s and Miley’s for the most part.

  • Carleenml

    that man boob shot is freaking me out a little.

    • Leah Elzinga

      I was about to write “WHICH ONE?!”. Then I scrolled up and clued in realllly fast, lol!

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      Yeah, that’s not good.

  • Karen Belgrad

    The first look… Scissors, needle, and thread to her 2000 Grammy’s dress? (Or did she keep hers and just mess up Trey Parker’s copy)

    • With safety pins as a shout-out to Liz Hurley?

    • marlie

      That’s EXACTLY what I thought. I almost want to see an entire tour wardrobe modeled off of some of her most infamous red carpet outfits. THAT would be amusing.

      • Imma Mäder

        Omg I love that idea! I was really intrigued by the first look, and then it was just all bathing suits from there on..

    • MK03

      I hope not. That dress was beautiful.

  • Carrie

    Does she still have a nice body? Yes. Does she need to keep showing it off in this rather tacky way? No. You can be sexy without being vulgar. She needs to find it.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      She should ask RiRi for advice, lol.

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      It’s getting a little desperate.

      • Carrie

        Pretty much. I’m all for sexy at all ages, but Miley looks desperate wearing that stuff and she’s half of J. Lo’s age.

        • DebbieLovesShoes

          What’s left? Singing totally nude? Oh, wait; Miley already did that!

  • sugarkane105

    Still fab.

    • Tracy_Flick

      You know what? I think so too. I don’t follow her music so I have no idea whether she’s “relevant” in that respect. And to be honest I’m not seeing the difference in tackiness level between this and name-yer-ladystar. It’s nice that she’s giving a free concert. She has a great body. I applaud her.

      • Beardslee

        And she looks like she’s really working hard. She’s not phoning in her performance.

  • Laura Livingston

    Some shots look like a meaty tuck. That’s a lot of cameltoe.

    • RussellH88

      Maybe she duets with her vagina and it needs to be visible so people can see it lip sync?

      • Griffinqueen

        BAM! 🙂

      • demidaemon

        So wrong and yet so funny!

  • Clinging to the days when she was still musically relevant.

    I cannot unsee the palm frond growing out of her vagoo.

    • RussellH88

      I keep staring at how she’s mashing down that dancer’s titty in picture 7. I was scrolling down and I stopped and thought “Where did this saggy titty come from?”

    • Ginger

      She was musically relevant? Huh…

      • In terms of dollars and cents for record companies and top 40 airplay, undeniably.

      • fursa_saida

        Let’s Get Loud, Jenny From The Block, I’m Real, Love Don’t Cost A Thing, On The Floor–all of these were big hits, in two different decades. Whether they were good is another question entirely, but Let’s Get Loud still gets played in sports stadiums. Remember when J Lo and Diddy were the power couple of pop music?

  • muelonil

    Having never been to The Bronx myself, I can only conclude that pants and skirts are not allowed.

    • Kayceed

      Pantsoff danceoff, Jlo style.

  • paginatrix

    Tangential, but: Wouldn’t it be cool if J-Lo had one of those 1970s-style variety shows on TV? She could change costumes for every act, welcome Special Guests with canned chatter, perform awkwardly arranged duets, lead her Dancers in all kinds of strangely choreographed routines, AND be the ever-loving center of attention. Perfection.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      I would hate-watch the shit out of that. Cocktails and popcorn at my place, all kittens welcome!

    • Kayceed

      I LOVED those old variety shows. Sonny & Cher, Donny & Marie, Carol Burnett….

      • Imasewsure

        And of course, the Flip Wilson show!! Geraldine!!

      • Judih1

        Agree – there is nothing on tv like that now.

        • AnnaleighBelle

          Well, there’s the Maya Rudolph Show, but I guess that’s a one-off?

  • Ginger

    Oh I’ll rag on her…free set or not. That is some unflattering/ugly stagewear.

  • Anna Vasquez

    That dancer carrying her on his shoulder with his fingers digging into her thigh has this expression of, “This is IT. I have achieved ALL I aspired to. I LIVE.”

    • SistaT

      I want to look like that as my man carries me to the bedroom for a night of fun. I want to look exactly that hot and sweaty with that particular amount of buttcheek showing and I want him to have that same look of determination and YES! This is the best moment of my life! on his face.

      • Anna

        TRUTH! As it should be!

    • DuBey2

      “AND I get to show my pecs”

  • kalisa

    I bet she hates Beyonce.

    • Cheryl

      Well I’m NOT a Beyonce fan, but at least Beyonce can sing, something she can’t do.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I love the Versace homage at the top, and the white, but the others are dreadful.

  • And that blue and green outfit looks like the danceable version of the dress she wore to the MTV Music Awards back when she was dating Puff Daddy back when he was called Puff Daddy. Move on, girl.

    • demidaemon

      What is his name now? It’s really hard to keep up with the changes.

  • NMMagpie

    Basically, she’s no Cher when it comes to costume statements.

  • Anna

    Ah, J-Lo, J-Lo. It will ALWAYS be 2000-2002 for you, won’t it?

    Yeah, the stagewear is pretty dreadful. It’s not even tongue-in-cheek tacky and with a sense of humour. And since I’m grossed out by her current boytoy who was (still is? can’t be bothered to check) one of her back-up dancers, I can’t even at least commend her for her taste in those cause these ones don’t do it for me.

    • demidaemon

      I think he might have been “upgraded” to choreographer. Don’t quote me on that. All I know is that he’s about eleven eggs short of a dozen, if you get what I mean.

      • Anna

        Oh, totally. He is THAT cheeseball you see driving down the street with the bass cranked up to full blast in his car stereo so that the whole neighbourhood vibrates. And you roll your eyes, shudder and cringe.

  • lunchcoma

    Five versions of the same costume, with the first being an obvious and inferior take on her famous Grammy dress? Very disappointing. I know you’re in the middle of a break-up, Jen, but this is the time you want to be at your most fabulous.

    • Anna

      Jesus, where have I been. I was not aware of her breakup! Agree with you on all points.

      • lunchcoma

        This has just happened, so you’re not too out of the loop! I’m sure she’ll be looking for a new boytoy soon, and hopefully she finds something better to wear on the hunt than a series of tacky bodysuits.

        • Anna

          And hopefully a better boytoy! Cause seriously, the last one…eww.

          • lunchcoma

            I would hope for that, but past results have tempered my expectations. I think Ben Affleck and P-Diddy are the least sleazy guys she’s dated, and…well…

          • Anna

            Yeah, her dreadful taste extends even to men apparently.

          • Judih1


          • Anna

            She really does not have the best track record.

          • YoungSally

            Apparently the latest one (Casper) is gone….been gone for a couple of months

            But only according to TMZ

          • demidaemon

            TMZ is such a respectable and trustworthy source, after all. 😉

    • decormaven

      Yes, this is when she should have brought out the most divatastic outfits ever. These are pretty tepid.

  • PinkyK

    Her legs look so stumpy & short!

  • TinyDynamo

    You can take the girl outta the Fly Girls, but you can’t take the Fly Girl outta the girl.

  • Cheryl

    She’s a pretty bad singer, so you think she would at least have some fun costuming to make up for the lack of talent.
    After seeing TLo’s Miley/Katy/Cher (was Gaga in there too?), concert shots these are sad. And these other ladies, despite whether you like their music or not, can sing. Cher has a limited range, but she knows how to work with it, JLo just is plain bad, so good costuming becomes more crucial.

    • marlie

      I am loathe to even say something positive about Miley, but even her stagewear wasn’t as one-note as this. There si practically NOTHING different about any of these pieces.

  • elemspbee

    wow. free show indeed! I kinda like that these are romper/onesies/diaper version/references of gowns she worn before.

  • SewingSiren

    A giant safety pin at the waistline always reads “diaper” to me.

    • decormaven

      True. She should have worn a giant pacifier around her neck on a ribbon for special added emphasis.

  • Griffinqueen

    She needs somthing to break up the monotony of the looks. Something to balance them out. What could that be? Oh, yeah….Pants.

  • boweryboy

    Did it seriously not cross her mind that white granny panties and a big ass safety pin belt buckle would look like a giant diaper? Also, a couch? Really? It looks like IKEA. Plus, vag flowers. Just no.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Are flesh toned fishnets mandatory stage wear now?

    • marlie

      I thought that too. I think I read somewhere that they were a good “base” for the rest of the costumes, particularly if they’re all bathing-suit or underwear-like.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        I have been wondering, they do look a bit odd paired with that garter and stockings over top though…

        • marlie

          Oh, it looks totally ridiculous up close.

  • BlairBear

    You are coming off so desperate. Just please stop. If you stopped trying so desperately to push yourself as hot and still having it you would look 10 years younger. Also put away the Versace dress from 15 years ago yes we remember yes no one cares

  • Danielle

    I really, really want that giant ass safety pin.

  • Bethany Roullett

    Third photo down, because of lighting: HULK BACKUP DANCER NOW. HULK SMASH TO RHYTHM!

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I saw this first on Facebook so I thought it would take me to the Bingo page. “Jenny from the Block” gives a free show because there’s no other reason to talk about her? How generous.

  • SugarSnap108

    That Diva Diaper is disturbing.

  • Erica

    The granny panties and fishnets are bad, plus I am thinking of her in these outfits and singing like I heard her sound on Letterman years ago. Simply dreadful. I’m assuming she gave everybody a break and lipsynched.

  • fiercediva

    To play Devil’s Advocate, she may not have the setup for this free outdoor show to make a lot of costume changes that don’t involve layering one outfit with elements of another that can be easily removed. Also, she arguably is dancing more than singing in her performances, and so may be more concerned about 4-way stretch outfits with a lot of illusion fabric to keep slippage and wedgies from happening.

  • My rule: If you have money to have a kept man, you have enough money to not broadcast the love affair of the crotch of your hot pants and your crotch for a free concert.

  • sk8tfan

    Dude who’s holding her aloft in #7? Best costume accessory ever.

  • heartbot

    That white one looks like a giant diaper, right down to the giant gold safety pin.

  • DuBey2

    Trying to keep up with Beyonce must be so exhausting.

  • Synnae

    It looks like all outfits are Versace/Versus. That explains all, doesn’t it?

  • Imma Mäder

    Is it dangerous to wear dresses or pants on stage, or what else can explain this succession of bathing suits?

  • ktr33

    Something very circus performer about most of these. Or ice dancer, with the skirt missing.

  • TwiddlyStun

    I can’t help but think that she’s somebody’s mother, meaning somebody will look at these of “photos of mom” someday. That shouldn’t be my first thought when seeing a legendary performer.

  • World of Sass

    I like them! Also, it comforts me greatly to know that even J-Lo and Beyonce rely on multiple pairs of fishnets.

    • Boobs Radley

      In some of those photos she has on dance tights underneath nude fishnets underneath stockings.

      • formerlyAnon

        There shall be NO unsanctioned jiggle. THE EMPRESS HAS SPOKEN.

  • amanda lynn

    The 5th photo – that dancer looks EXACTLY like her.

  • malarson2

    It’s a bit of a retrospective clothing- and I’m assuming music-wise. Playing to her hometown, no less. She’s working hard here and at least she smiles. I don’t know, I could type forever and defend her because it’s what I do.

  • cat772

    Cheers to her for all of them except the garter belt/stockings affair. Girl, that’s not your costume.

  • judybrowni

    That second costume is Peter Pan drag.

  • kimmeister

    More armpit vents!

  • Trickytrisha

    So sick of the same old fishnets and body suit outfits that singers seem to think are sexy. These are less so than usual.

  • LJCdoc

    That’s one meaty tuck.

  • Judih1

    One note wonder, – both her songs and her outfits.

  • somebody blonde

    Except she doesn’t normally only wear one kind of costume. Look at the 2011 AMA’s post on this very site. She had a diva dress, a costume like these, and then a broken-down doll/ballerina/cheerleader costume. She’s not always this boring.

  • Qitkat

    Is she terrified of being over-dressed at any given time? Like it would be the ninth circle of hell to wear, um, something the rest of us would consider normal? Does her crotch have its own insurance policy?

  • LadyVimes

    That…is a lot of crotch.

  • macwell

    She’s pretty much lookin like she’s having a mid wife crisis at this point. 🙁

  • MichelleRafter

    Were these supposed to represent famous JLo outfits of days gone by? That blue-green number is the same fabric as the Versace dress with the plunging neckline she wore to the Grammys way back when.

  • demidaemon

    It’s a cameltoe extravaganza!

  • Yoshio

    Unfortunate palm frond placement in that second photo…looks like alien baby limbs sprouting from her nethers…

  • sleepycat

    She looks busted for today’s market. Although I understand that she may not trying to appeal to today’s market. But still update the look, but keep it similar but different

  • quiltrx

    I liked the fabric of the first one, and it went hideously downhill from there.
    Maybe all that cooch is supposed to distract us from the rumor my hubby just told me? (That young boyfriend left her for a transsexual hooker…NO idea where hubby read this one!)

  • d4divine

    I don’t understand why these pop divas cannot find a voice that evolves with age. I watched her new video, which was hot in a mature way, but when the singing started….my god…what is wrong with reformatting your level of sophistication. Why wear a redo of a dress you write 10 years ago? Regardless of how fit you are…grow up!!

  • altalinda

    Not meant to be seen in close up.

  • unbornfawn

    Rompers everywhere. Sad really.

  • Gauss

    Why can’t she just wear pants? What’s wrong with pants?


    She kind of looks like she’s ironically revamping all of her past looks.