Jennifer Lopez in a still from “I Luh Ya Papi” video and at the Grammys in 2000.
Photo: Island Def Jam/Getty Images
In addition to serving up a whole lotta half-naked dudes (#hey), Jennifer Lopez’s new music video for “I Luh Ya Papi” serves up some gender equality realness. At the beginning of the video, a record label exec is pitching video locations to J.Lo and her friends (I always bring mine to meetings too) and they’re, like, really terrible. A water park? How about no. The zoo? Hard pass. Jennifer and her friends decide the video should feature Jennifer in the role of a ~typical~ video guy, with the gender roles reversed. There is, for example, a shirtless man washing a car/his body while J.Lo and her friends look on. Typical Thursday where I come from, TBH.
One of biggest gender reversals in the video, at least fashion-wise, though, is when J.Lo dons a jumpsuit that is quite reminiscent of her infamous 2000 Grammys dress. I can’t believe people made a big deal about this, you guys. She was wearing a full-length Versace gown that showed a little bit of chest and stomach skin. Everything else was covered. Simon Cowell wore deeper Vs on American Idol every Tuesday and Wednesday night on network TV. Anyway, it seems that because she is imitating men in her video, J.Lo wears a similar print in a similar color scheme, but it ends in pants, rather than a skirt. Talk about a power suit, riiight?
Jennifer Lopez in a still from “I Luh Ya Papi” video.
Photo: Island Def Jam
It’s hard to think of someone who would have this type of mansion/yacht/half-naked women video and bare as much cleavage as J.Lo does (maybe Pitbull?) but, IDK, it makes sense. She’s just acting as men do in their videos, not actually dressing like them. Plus, if I looked as good in a printed jumpsuit, I’d wear it all day, every day. Even in the shower.