Beyonce Knowles Carter has built her entire career stealing from other artists. Now her fans are accusing superstar Jennifer Lopez of ripping off Beyonce’s performance from the 2014 Grammy Awards.
J.Lo’s performance at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday night drew comparisons to Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” set at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
The 51-year-old Latina singer was joined by Colombian singer Maluma to perform “Pa Ti” and “Lonely” from the soundtrack of their upcoming movie Marry Me.
While many took to social media to praise Jennifer for her incredible performance, Beyonce’s fans were quick to point out the similarities between her performance and Beyonce’s performance six years ago.
“Does anyone notice that J.Lo is ripping off Beyonce on her performance at the amas,” one fan wrote, while another added, “JLO really stole Beyoncé’s whole drunk in love performance. Copied everything, down to the outfit.”
Fans noted that both women sported wet look bobs, and Jennifer donned a black bodysuit that was similar to the one Beyonce wore for her Grammys performance.
Both stars also started their performances sitting on a chair, with black, blue and red lighting on the stage.
However, others were quick to jump to Jennifer’s defense, pointing out that Beyonce’s creative thievery is legendary:
“You’re joking, right? If you think for 1 second that this is Beyonce’s concept, you are a pop-culture illiterate. It’s homage to Cell Block Tango from Chicago (the movie/play, NOT the city). It predates both JLo’s and Beyonce’s careers. #ResearchTHENpost.”
And another added: “Girl… Beyonce did not invent black swimsuits and wet hair bob type look… That’s just how Jlo looks in the MV (music video) for that song. Calm down.”