‘They’re Just Tough’: Jennifer Lopez Pledges to Help Latina Entrepreneurs After Fan Outrage Over Shakira Comment

This Thursday, Jennifer Lopez spoke to Good Morning America about wanting to do something for Latina entrepreneurs. The Maid in Manhattan actress disclosed how she wanted to help her fellow Latinos get on their feet. The 52-year-old singer announced that she had partnered with Grameen America to give out more than $14 billion in loans to 600,000 low-income Latina entrepreneurs by 2030. Grameen America is a nonprofit finance organization.

Jennifer Lopez wants to “change the fabric” for Latin Entrepreneurs

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez has come to the fore to help the Latin community

Lopez told Good Morning America, “Honestly, I’m hoping to kind of change the fabric of America, especially for Latino women.” Sitting alongside Lopez was Andrea Jung, Grameen America’s president and CEO.

Jung said both she and Lopez resonated with the problems faced by Latin. They pointed out that capital needed to be more readily accessible for Latinas. Jung said that the Hustlers star is the “ultimate spokesperson” to help people “understand that they can change their lives.”

When asked by ABC News’ John Quiñones about why Latinas are such an important part of the country, Lopez replied, “They’re just tough. They’re made from a certain kind of fabric. They are entrepreneurial. They are inventive. They are creative.” The Ain’t Your Mama singer also got emotional when discussing the plight of her fellow Latinas.

She said, “When you get a little bit older, you understand the meaning behind things. You’ve seen enough and you had your own struggle, and you’ve seen enough of injustices. I just feel like this country needs more love and positivity and people who want to do good things and are not fighting against each other and who are just giving each other a hand up.”

Jung asked all the women out there, “If not you then who?

Jennifer Lopez Had an Ugly Scene With Colombian Pop-Star Shakira

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed at the Super Bowl
Jennifer Lopez recently disclosed how she ‘hated’ sharing her Super Bowl performance with Shakira

Lopez’s declaration on the morning talk show won a lot of people’s hearts. But this declaration comes soon after her comments regarding how she hated to perform with Shakira at the Super Bowl halftime show drew the masses’ ire for hating on a fellow Latina.

But what Jennifer Lopez was actually annoyed by was the decision to cut short her performance and have two people perform a traditionally single-person performance.

Also Read: Can Jennifer Lopez and Shakira Really Not Stand Each Other?

Jennifer Lopez is Living the Time of her Life

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
The duo recently got back together

Jennifer Lopez was also candid about her relationship with actor Ben Affleck, who have just gotten back together after splitting up in 2004. They reunited in 2021 and announced their second engagement in April.

And the mother of two described this chapter of her life as “the best time of my life.” She said, “I love my career, but nothing is more fulfilling to me than being able to build a family with someone who I love deeply and who is just as dedicated to family and to each other as we can be.”

Also Read: Ben Affleck Spends Night In Jennifer Lopez’s House, Comes Out With Evil Smirk In The Morning

Source: ABC News

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