Jennifer Lopez, one of Forbes highest paid women in music, has never been shy. The fiery Latina artist has always spoken her mind and taken risks, which is one of the main reasons her career is where it’s at. That J-Lo personality was no different over 20 years ago when her career was just getting warmed up. A 1998 interview with Movieline has recently resurfaced and wow did J-Lo throw a ton of shade at some A-list talents! Check ’em out!
J-Lo on J-Lo
“I’m the best. If you have the goods, there’s nothing to be afraid of. If somebody doesn’t have the goods, they’re insecure. I don’t have that problem. I’m not the best actress that ever lived, but I know I’m pretty good.”
J-Lo on Gwyneth Paltrow
“Tell me what she’s been in? I swear to God, I don’t remember anything she was in. Some people get hot by association. I heard more about her and Brad Pitt than I ever heard about her work.”
J-Lo on Cameron Diaz
“She’s a lucky model whose been given a lot of opportunities. I just wish she would have done more with them. She is beautiful and has a great presence, though.”
J-Lo on Winona Ryder
“Never been a big fan.”
J-Lo on Claire Danes
“She’s a good actress but I feel like I see a lot of the same thing with every character she does.”
J-Lo on Salma Hayek
“We’re in two different realms. She’s a sexy bombshell and those are the kinds of roles she does. I do all kinds of different things. It makes me laugh when she says she got offered ‘Selena,’ which was an outright lie. If that’s what she does to get herself publicity, then that’s her thing.”
The interview has resurfaced ahead of Jennifer’s upcoming role as a stripper in the movie “Hustlers,” a role that’s bringing Oscar buzz her way. A more mature Jennifer Lopez expressed remorse about the 1998 interview on NPR in 2018. She apologetically said, “It gave me a lot of notoriety in the moment, and then it made a lot of people in the industry really pissed off. So when I look back at it now I go – you know I never wanted to hurt anybody. I didn’t realize that my words could impact people that way.”
1998 J-Lo was a straight savage. Today she is older and wiser, but still a savage.