Jennifer Lopez is an icon — however we already knew that.
The singer and actress was introduced this 12 months’s Icon Award on the iHeartRadio Music Awards Tuesday evening, and took the chance to supply a heartfelt thanks to her followers.
“I recognize this a lot, so very, very a lot,” a smiling Lopez, 52, advised the gang. “I want I might inform you that awards have been a very powerful to me, however that is not true. And do not assume that I do not recognize the shiny, sparkly issues, as a result of I do! I can not lie, all people is aware of that I do. However this is not why I do that. It isn’t what issues most to me. I actually do it for you guys.”
The star was interrupted a number of occasions by the roaring crowd, which included beaming boyfriend Ben Affleck, who stood as he clapped, his son Samuel, 10, and Lopez’s daughter Emme, 14.
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Kevin Mazur/Getty Ben Affleck and Emme
“Due to you, I get to do what I really like essentially the most in life and that’s the most fantastic blessing,” Lopez continued. “That is a present that you just give me and I simply wish to say thanks for that. Thanks to everybody who involves a present, streams a track, sees a film, follows me. You guys are those who give me the chance each day to reside a life I could not even think about would come true after I was just a little lady rising up within the Bronx.”
She continued: “You probably did that for me. You made that dream come true. I am shaking! And I’ll all the time be grateful to each considered one of you for that. And I’ll always remember it, and I’ll by no means, ever take it as a right. So I wish to say thanks to each considered one of you for believing in me when different folks did not, even after I did not. Thanks for instructing me who I actually am.”
To wrap up her emotional speech, the Marry Me star provided her personal acronym for the phrase “icon,” which she stated stood for “I can overcome negativity.”
“Let me inform you one thing else,” she concluded. “I am simply getting began.”
After accepting her prize, Lopez hit the stage for a cool model of “On My Manner,” from her film Marry Me, which she sang surrounded by drag queens wearing a few of her most iconic appears to be like from through the years, together with the inexperienced Versace robe she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards.
She then carried out her 2005 hit “Get Proper” whereas sporting an extended white coat with a prepare emblazoned with the phrases “Equality” in black.
Forward of the award present, hosted by LL Cool J, a press launch detailed that Lopez could be acknowledged for, “her impression on popular culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio pressure.”
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Jennifer Lopez
Most just lately, the star launched the music video to her “Marry Me” ballad from the brand new romantic comedy Marry Me the place she performs the principle character Kat Valdez. Within the video, Lopez gave followers a glance inside her day-to-day life, and Affleck made a refined look.
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Final month, Lopez additionally introduced she could be co-writing a bilingual youngsters’s guide along with her longtime buddy Jimmy Fallon, referred to as Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Journey. The guide will probably be launched on Oct. 11.
“I am so excited to launch my first youngsters’s guide and it is much more particular to collaborate with Jimmy!” Lopez stated in a press release to PEOPLE.
Fallon stated he and the singer-actress “have all the time wished to do one thing collectively.”
“One of many many issues I really like about her is how nice of a mother she is,” Fallon stated .”Since we’re each dad and mom, we thought a youngsters’s guide could be the right match.”
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In the meantime, Lopez spoke to PEOPLE final month for February’s Love Situation cowl story about Marry Me, happiness, and her love story with Affleck, 44.
“I really feel so fortunate and glad and proud to be with him,” she says, reflecting on their rekindled romance from the sun-drenched room in her home that is turn out to be Affleck’s workplace when he is there.
“It is an exquisite love story that we acquired a second likelihood.”
The occasion will air reside from The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 22 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. Followers may also eavesdrop on iHeartMedia radio stations and the iHeartRadio app.