Throw in a blockbuster role as late Tejano icon Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the 1997 drama Selena and the catchy J.Lo nickname, plus a few high-profile romances (past boyfriends include Ben Affleck and Sean “Diddy” Combs) and there was no blocking the Bronx-bred, Puerto Rican-proud hustler’s shine.
While Lopez has loaded up her resume with her own cable channel (NuvoTV) and a Las Vegas residency and is currently plotting another Spanish-language album executive produced by ex-husband Marc Anthony, some of her brightest career highlights were her collaborations with hip-hop’s finest.
Feel so good with the ten best J.Lo rap duets below.
“Booty” feat. Iggy Azalea
Jennifer Lopez’s derriere has inspired many a headline and rap lyric, but there was no hiding behind this m-ass-ive hit, which has logged 197 million views on YouTube. J.Lo also taps Aussie rapstress Iggy Azalea for an assist.
“I Luh Ya Papi” feat. French Montana
Jennifer Lopez brought back memories of her exotic green dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards in a lavish video for “I Luh Ya Papi,” the lead single from her 10th studio effort, 2014’s A.K.A. A visual loaded with yachts and mansion glamor shots wouldn’t be complete without a cameo from French Montana.
“All I Have” feat. LL Cool J
Before #CuffingSeason was a hashtag, Lopez and LL warmed up the winter with this breakup jam “All I Have.”
“I’m Real (Remix)” feat. Ja Rule
The Ja and J.Lo connection was so real that the duo collaborated on two tracks. The first confirmation of their chemistry came in the form of the 2009 remix of Jennifer Lopez’s “I’m Real” from her 2001 sophomore effort J.Lo. Lopez’s sartorial choices were also a hit as the pink velour jumpsuit was a summer staple.
“Ain’t It Funny” feat. Ja Rule
J.Lo might as well have been considered an honorary member of Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc. crew after her second duet with Ja Rule for “Ain’t It Funny.” In the video, Lopez gave the stilettoed boot to an ex-lover for his petty ways.
“I’m Gonna Be Alright” feat. Nas
The Bronx and Queens connect for J.Lo’s resilient anthem “I’m Gonna Be Alright.” It was also a sampling jackpot featuring interpolations of Luniz’s 1995 hit “I Got 5 on It,” which references the 1987 Club Nouveau record “Why You Treat Me So Bad.”
“Get Right (Remix)” feat. Fabolous
?J.Lo flaunted her six-pack and arsenal of dance moves in the remix for her Rebirth album single, which also included a sixteen from the F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S.
“Jenny From The Block” feat. Jadakiss & Styles P
J-to-tha-L-O said hello to the LOX for this ode to her native Bronx.
“Feelin’ So Good” feat. Fat Joe & Big Pun
Everything about this collaboration and its visual counterpart screamed New York. The Bronx’s hip-hop elite teamed with Lopez for this Friday night gem, which was also produced by her former beau, Diddy. The video features Lopez trading in her puffy down jacket and Timberland boots for a cropped black fur coat, midriff-baring top and heels for a girls’ night out where the squad hops on the 6 train (a nod to her debut album On The 6) and hits the club only to dominate the dance floor. Cameos from collaborators Fat Joe and Big Pun make the cypher complete.
“Dinero” ft. DJ Khaled, Cardi B
In 2018, Lopez teamed up with two of hip-hop’s hottest artists of the moments to give life to “Dinero.” Alongside DJ Khaled and Cardi B, J.Lo dropped a Spanglish trap song fused with rap music that highlights a woman who only wants her money. The black-and-white music video shows Lopez living her glamorous life in her mansion and private jet.