Pilot Asks Entire Flight to Watch 'Hustlers' Thanks to This Jennifer Lopez Fan

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Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers.

Jennifer Lopez snagged a much-deserved Golden Globes nomination this morning (Dec. 9) for her work in Hustlers, and a fan made it his mission to find a grand way to celebrate.

It all started when Mel Magazine culture writer Joseph Longo tweeted at JetBlue before his flight from New York to Los Angeles. "In honor of JLO’s #GoldenGlobes nomination this morning, I WILL make sure everyone watches Hustlers on this flight," he wrote.

"Hey @JetBlue, there are definitely Oscar voters on this NY to LA flight. Please let me make an announcement!" he added.

Soon after, Longo uploaded a video in the flight, where the pilot is heard overhead detailing a "a special request from one of our customers, Mr. Joseph Longo." 

"He’s a well-known backup dancer for Jennifer Lopez, and as of this morning, Jennifer Lopez was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in Hustlers," the pilot continues. "Hustlers is one of our in-flight movie options. We’d greatly appreciate if you join us in supporting Ms. Lopez and watch Hustlers on our flight today. Thanks for your support, and we hope Jennifer wins that Oscar."

Longo clarified in his caption that he didn't say he was Lopez's backup dancer, but rather "The Backup JLo." JLo herself didn't seem to mind the mix-up though, as she took to Twitter to respond.

"This is amazing!!!!!!! You can be my backup dancer any day," Lopez wrote. "THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!"

See it below.


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