Jennifer Lopez has opened up on her experience joining the Black Lives Matter protests, explaining that while she was ‘anxious’ at first, she felt they were a ‘beautiful thing.’
The Let’s Get Loud hitmaker spoke out about the movement that gained new prominence when George Floyd was killed by white police officers last year.
‘I’m not used to being in big crowds like that — I’m always on the stage,’ she told Allure as she covered the magazine.
‘[My life is] car to backdoor to security to this to that. It was scary. I got a little anxiety, like, “How do you get out of the crowd?” Once I got [into it], to be in the masses like that, I loved it. Like, “Wow, there’s a movement happening.” So many people, different ages, races — it was a beautiful thing.’
Speaking about the 2020 presidential election, after performing at Joe Biden’s inauguration, she went on to add: ‘We have to make changes.
‘That was why 2020, as difficult and scary as it was, was so necessary. What we realized is that we’re all in this together. This is about our kids growing up in a world where they feel comfortable, where things are equal, and there’s more kindness and love than hate and division.’
Jennifer, 51, and her fiance Alex Rodriguez, 45, were seen marching as part of a Hollywood protest last June.
JLo held up a sign that read: ‘BLM. Enough is enough.’ Alex’s banner referenced one of his fiancee’s songs, reading: ‘Let’s get loud for Black Lives Matter’.
The couple’s signs were put together by Jennifer’s children, twins Max and Emme. In a heartfelt Instagram post, she explained how her kids inspired her to use her platform for good.
‘Max told me a few days ago: “You know mum, since you have a following like some of my YouTuber gamers and they ask us to support things and we do, you should do that for George Floyd”,’ Jennifer wrote.
She continued: ‘I said, “Funny you say that baby, I am planning a few things. Do you want to help by making a sign?”
‘And they did!! ??? We talked about how if one person doesn’t have justice then no one does. That this country was built on the belief of freedom and justice for all. We must take a stand for what we believe in and fight against the injustices in this world. So we continue to peacefully protest until there is change.’Credit: Original article published here.