Jennifer Lopez Shares Never-Before-Told Stories About Her Music Videos Ahead of VMAs

Jennifer Lopez is counting down to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards for many reasons.

Not only does her single “Dinero” have two nominations, but she will perform live at this year’s show for the first time since 2001 -- and she will receive the prestigious Michael Jackson video vanguard award. Not too shabby for Jenny from the Block.

With the award ceremony just around the corner on Monday (Aug. 20), the Puerto Rican singer decided to treat her fans with rare anecdotes from some of her favorite music videos. “I’m feeling nostalgic!” she expressed on Instagram just one week before the show. “I’m sharing some of my favorite video moments from the last 20 years.”

The videos that made the cut were “Waiting for Tonight,” “I’m Real” and “On the Floor.”

“That’s when I realized the magic of editing. Since then, I’ve been involved in the editing of all my videos,” she said about her second music video, “Waiting for Tonight.” For “I’m Real,” she expressed how she decided to be herself for the video featuring Ja Rule, and she mentioned how she made history with “On the Floor.”

The VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

See all of her posts below.

 

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Only 1️⃣ week left til #VMAs and I’m feeling nostalgic! I’m sharing some of my favorite video moments from the last 20 years…this is WAITING FOR TONIGHT….it was the second video I ever did, “If You Had My Love” was first. It was also the first time I went into the editing room and sat side by side with the editor, Dustin. That’s when I realized the magic of editing. Since then, I’ve been involved in the editing of all my videos. WFT is one of my all-time favorites because it stands the test of time, it was 1999, just about to be 2000 or Y2K--everyone thought the world was going to crash, so the director Francis Lawrence and I just threw the ultimate rave in a rainforest!! #vmas #mtv #videovanguard #1999

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