Did Jennifer Lopez really refuse to get in a pool to shoot a music video? Thatâs the premise of a strange tabloid story. Gossip Cop looked into it, and we can now reveal what we know.
According to the National Enquirer, Lopez âsplashed cold H20 on the set of a music video shootâ by ârefusing to dip into a too-cold swimming pool.â A so-called âspyâ is quoted as saying, âJennifer was supposed to dive into a song and dance number in the warmed waterâ after supposedly âdemand[ing] the pool be pre-heated to her specifications.â But the magazineâs supposed source contends in unnatural language, âWhen the diva dipped a toe, she recoiled, snapping, âThatâs not the right temperature! Itâs cold!’â
The outlet claims that despite her protestation, the thermometer for the pool water was âflashing her decreed exact degree.â Still, âJ.Lo insisted the gadget was wrong, and refused to get wet,â maintains the alleged tipster. Note how this purported âspyâ went from calling Lopez âJenniferâ to âJ.Lo.â Real people typically donât do that. Itâs also bizarre for a person to be referred to as âthe divaâ in conversation. Who really talks that way?
Those arenât the only problems with this story. What music video was Lopez shooting? Did this incident take place recently or 10 years ago? Was the pool aspect ultimately cut from the production? None of these questions are answered. Lopez has released three music videos since April, the last of which was âDineroâ featuring Cardi B and DJ Khaled. Neither are mentioned in the article.
More significant, though, is that Lopez does appear in a pool in the clip, which goes against this whole narrative about ârefusingâ to get in one due to the water temperature. And thatâs not the only time sheâs shown no objection to such a setting. In 2013, Lopez made a literal splash by pushing Pitbull into a pool and then willingly jumping in herself during a performance at the Premios Juventud Awards. Of course, none of this is included in the report, either.
So, to recap, the National Enquirer is claiming Lopez would not get in a pool during a shoot for an unnamed music video at an unspecified time, and only has oddly-worded quotes from an untraceable âspyâ to substantiate its contentions. Meanwhile, there is evidence both recent (in the âDineroâ video) and older (during an awards show performance) showing Lopez in pools without any issue. Perhaps the tabloid and its questionable âspyâ shouldâve paid more attention to that. Gossip Cop also checked in with a rep for the superstar, who called this clearly bogus tale âvery stupid.â