Freedomroo – Jennifer Lopez says Heavy D gave her her ‘J.Lo’ nickname TWENTY years ago

The past: Jennifer Lopez's nickname was inspired by Heavy D. The On The Floor hitmaker has revealed how her infamous nickname J.Lo was formulated by the late rapper and after she decided to name her second album J.Lo, it 'really stuck' and stayed with her throughout her career. Seen in 1999

Jennifer Lopez reveals who gave her the J.Lo nickname 20 YEARS ago when she came out with hit songs like Love Don’t Cost A Thing

Jennifer Lopez’s nickname was inspired by Heavy D.

The On The Floor hitmaker has revealed how her infamous nickname J.Lo was formulated by the late rapper, and after she decided to name her second album J.Lo, it ‘really stuck’ and stayed with her throughout her career.

‘The name J.Lo came from [the late rapper] Heavy D. He used to come by the studio for my first album [On the 6, 1999] and would call me Jenny-Lo, Jennifer-Lo, or J.Lo,’ she told InStyle.

The past: Jennifer Lopez’s nickname was inspired by Heavy D. The On The Floor hitmaker has revealed how her infamous nickname J.Lo was formulated by the late rapper and after she decided to name her second album J.Lo, it ‘really stuck’ and stayed with her throughout her career. Seen in 1999 

J,Lo fever: The siren added: 'When I was doing my second album, I decided to call it J.Lo [2001], and I believe that's when it really stuck!'

J,Lo fever: The siren added: ‘When I was doing my second album, I decided to call it J.Lo [2001], and I believe that’s when it really stuck!’

The siren added: ‘When I was doing my second album, I decided to call it J.Lo [2001], and I believe that’s when it really stuck!’

She went on to name clothing and perfume lines J.Lo as well as her new skincare collection. 

Jennifer also talking about her career. She said she is incredibly passionate about her work and insists it never feels like a job to her.

She added: ‘I love what I do. I’m passionate about it. Every day does not seem like a job to me. 

‘I can honestly say I’m living a dream, and I’m grateful every day that I wake up. I have tireless energy for what I do. I have an amazing team who help me both personally and professionally. I really believe the most important thing is to have great people around you.’

The name master: 'The name J.Lo came from [the late rapper] Heavy D. He used to come by the studio for my first album [On the 6, 1999] and would call me Jenny-Lo, Jennifer-Lo, or J.Lo,' she told InStyle. Seen in 1991

The name master: ‘The name J.Lo came from [the late rapper] Heavy D. He used to come by the studio for my first album [On the 6, 1999] and would call me Jenny-Lo, Jennifer-Lo, or J.Lo,’ she told InStyle. Seen in 1991

Early days: When the budding musician wore a green Versace silk chiffon dress to the 42nd Grammy Awards ceremony in 2000

Early days: When the budding musician wore a green Versace silk chiffon dress to the 42nd Grammy Awards ceremony in 2000 

She has never looked better: The chart topper shared her story with InStyle magazine

She has never looked better: The chart topper shared her story with InStyle magazine

Jennifer also has a glittering career in Hollywood and she ‘trusts’ herself more with it now.

Speaking to InStyle magazine for their May 2021 issue, she said: ‘I’ve had the same approach to acting and the same teacher, Aaron Speiser, since I first started in my 20s.

‘We go through the script together, talk about who the character is, and consider the effects of what they experience. 

‘I’ve become confident in the process, and I trust myself more,’ she said.

And Jennifer added that when she started out she was so afraid that she would forget something or not be able to deliver in front of the camera.

‘I don’t have that [issue] now. I’ve always said that preparation and rehearsal make me very confident when it’s time to perform, and with experience, it gets even better,’ added the star who is now shooting Shotgun Wedding in the Dominican Republic.

Oddly, her fiance Alex Rodriguez was not mentioned in the cover story as rumours continue that they are on the rocks, though Lopez has denied it.

Another movie: The star is now shooting Shotgun Wedding in the Dominican Republic

Another movie: The star is now shooting Shotgun Wedding in the Dominican Republic

On or off? Oddly, her fiance Alex Rodriguez was not mentioned in the cover story as rumours continue that they are on the rocks, though Lopez has denied it. Seen in 2018

On or off? Oddly, her fiance Alex Rodriguez was not mentioned in the cover story as rumours continue that they are on the rocks, though Lopez has denied it. Seen in 2018

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