Jennifer Lopez on NYC blackout and “dramatic” evacuation

Jennifer Lopez’ concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York last Saturday was abruptly shut down by a city-wide power interruption.

But like the true performer she is, Jenny from the block made a successful comeback last Monday to give fans what they missed out on. In an interview with ET during her concert, the singer recalled that it wasn’t the first time she experienced a blackout while on stage.

“This happened to me one time at the Staples Center. I was performing with Pitbull, we were closing [a show] and all the lights went out,” she shared. “We had the same thing, a power outage, and it came on seven minutes later and we kept going.”

So did that prepare her for the massive darkness of NYC’s blackout? Lopez says, “So, when this happened, I was like, ‘OK, let’s just wait a second, it will come back on and then we’ll just keep going.’ [But] then, you know, people were yelling, ‘We’ve got to evacuate,’ and you know, it was a big dramatic thing. Luckily everybody got out safe.”

End when it comes to her fans, she was not at all planning on letting everyone down. Despite receiving advice to cancel the show entirely, the song and dance queen pushed through with her make-up show.

“They were like, ‘You don’t have to do the show, you know, insurance will cover everything — including you, including the fans, and everything will be fine.’ But I just felt like everybody came out for this special celebration. The crowd was so electric that night, even just for the first 15 minutes that they got to see,” Lopez explained. “So I was like, ‘I just can’t leave it like that, I don’t want to leave it like that. They like the experience, that’s what they came for and I want to give it to them.'”

Laura Ebeling
Laura Ebeling
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.
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