Jennifer Lopez’s newest efficiency is elevating pink flags for these with a pointy recollection of main popular culture moments. The singer carried out “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely” with Maluma on the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, and although she way back proved her capability to placed on a fascinating and distinctive present, many viewers identified aesthetic similarities between Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s iconic efficiency of “Drunk in Love” on the 2014 Grammy Awards.
For starters, Lopez’s efficiency started along with her seated and swathed in illusionary, vertical-line lighting. Beyoncé’s efficiency started about the identical, besides hers featured horizontal traces. Though not a novel idea, Lopez’s efficiency equally included chair choreography and the sudden look of her suited-up duet associate. Lopez’s look additionally felt spinoff – her sheer LaQuan Smith bodysuit resembling Beyoncé’s La Perla and Nichole de Carle lingerie, whereas her moist bob was practically equivalent. It’s price noting, nevertheless, that a lot of the efficiency’s choreography, in addition to J Lo’s bodysuit, additionally appeared within the joint”Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely” music video launched in September.
Within the hours that adopted the award present, comparisons trickled in on social media. Folks on Twitter fought. Famend web water coolers The Shade Room and Weight-reduction plan Prada each posted concerning the efficiency and its presumed inspiration. In one of many former’s posts, a high remark learn, “They performing ‘Tispy In Like,'” which is solely hilarious.
This, in fact, is not the primary time an artist has been accused of copying Beyoncé, nor will it’s the final, and the aim of frequently calling it out is not to fire up drama or admonish these performers for doing so. (No, nobody is attempting to cancel J Lo.) It’s, nevertheless, necessary to provide credit score the place it is due, and acknowledge Beyoncé’s impression on her trade and tradition at giant – regardless of how intentional or unintentional the imitations that comply with are.
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Presenting the Winners of the 2020 American Music Awards