On Wednesday night, Jennifer Lopez left her $10,000 a night suite in Manhattan in a pair of next-season Louboutins and a custom-made endangered chinchilla coat hand-sewn by Donatella Versace herself, and instructed the driver of her Maybach to have the camera ready to take some pictures of the citizens of her old neighborhood running to her with open arms and tears of joy in their eyes as she returns to the Bronx for her homecoming concert.
Except that the good people of the Bronx could have given a flying ass-pad that Phony from The Block was coming back to play a show at Orchard Beach. According to the New York Post, about half of the 25,000 people who received free tickets actually showed up to Jennifer Lopez’s first-ever show in the Bronx because they think she’s no longer one of them:
“She’s been making all this money on Castle Hill but she doesn’t even help out the neighborhood,” said Matthew McNally. “Most of the people I know think she’s a sellout.”
“Musically, she’s very talented, but I don’t think she’s done enough for the community,” added Justin McGinn of Throggs Neck.
“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,” McGinn said. “They feel like she’s a sellout and she took too long to come back.”
JLo probably didn’t help things by laying it on as thick as she did. The Post says that at one point in the show, she rounded up her dancers and “perched on a set of stairs and sang a cappella, as if they were sitting on a neighborhood stoop.” I know JLo was trying to prove she’s still the realest, most down-to-earth bitch on the block, but sitting on a stoop? The last time I checked, JLo didn’t rest her ass on anything but the seat of a limo, a helicopter, or the oiled-up lap of a male model.
Here’s more of Jenny from The Million-Dollar Gated Community Block performing last night in the Bronx. And I don’t want to make a hackey joke (oh, but I will) but when did Miley Cyrus have a garage sale?