Music retailer Ritmo Latino has pulled all of Jennifer Lopez' music off its shelves in retaliation for what it says are the singer's plans to skip in-stores at Latin retail. Lopez signed autographs at an FYE store in the Bronx on Wednesday to promote her first all-Spanish album, "Como Ama Una Mujer."

New Jersey-based Ritmo Latino is giving customers at its 50 stores nationwide a flyer that reads in part, "Jennifer Lopez does not support the Latin community, that is why we have decided not to promote her new CD and have withdrawn her prior material from sale."

"She did a Latin record, she should go to a Latin music store," Ritmo president David Massry tells .biz. "It doesn't have to be mine." Massry says he is refusing to order copies of the album, which was released Mar. 27 on Epic.

"We [the label] felt that it was important that Jennifer do her instore in the Bronx, NY, where she is from and where there is substantial cultural diversity," says Kevin Lawrie, president of Sony BMG Latin America. "Unfortunately, Ritmo Latino has no outlets in the Bronx."

In 2005, Ritmo Latino boycotted Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol. 1" until the singer, who had promoted her album throughout Latin America, at mainstream U.S. retailers and one in Puerto Rico, scheduled an appearance at a Ritmo store.

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