Jennifer Lopez Called a "Sell Out" By Bronx Residents
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.05.2014
Her homecoming concert wasn't well received...
The New York Post reports that after performing a homecoming concert at Orchard Beach in The Bronx, Jennifer Lopez was labeled a sell-out by some fans. Lopez grew up in Castle Hill and calls herself "Jenny From The Block" to try and play on her roots. Several people in the area think she's lost touch with her former neighborhood over the years.
One man said: "She's been making all this money on Castle Hill but she doesn't even help out the neighborhood. Most of the people I know think she's a sellout."
Another added: "Musically, she's very talented, but I don't think she's done enough for the community. I wanted to see what the show was like, but a lot of people I talked to don't like her or want anything to do with her. They feel like she's a sellout and she took too long to come back."
According to producers, 25,000 free tickets were sent out but only half of the expected number of fans showed up. There weren't many traffic problems in the area.
The first concert in the Bronx happened fifteen years after she released her debut album. She performed for an hour and a half with songs like "Ain't It Funny," "If You Had My Love" and "Jenny from the Block." She also performed songs from her new album AKA, which arrives on June 17. She said: "I'm so happy to be home."
During the concert, she made references to her hometown. At one point, she joined her dancers on a set of stairs (which resembled a neighborhood stoop) and sang a cappella. While under a giant lighting rig, she said: "This is how we used to do it in The Bronx."