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Jennifer Lopez says her mom ‘beat’ her and her siblings growing up

Jennifer Lopez says her mom ‘beat’ her and her siblings growing up

  • Jennifer Lopez opened up about her relationship with her mother during her new documentary “Halftime.”
  • Lopez said her mother Lupe “beat” her and her sisters when they were growing up.
  • Lupe said she acted in her daughter’s “best interest”.

Jennifer Lopez opened up about her relationship with her mother Lupe in her new


netflix

documentary “Halftime”.

The documentary, which premiered on Tuesday, focuses on Lopez’s career, from leaving home at 18 to President Joe Biden’s inauguration in 2021.

At one point, the “Let’s Get Loud” singer and her mother Lupe said they argued a lot.

“She did what she had to do to survive, and that made her strong, but it also made her tough,” Lopez said. “She beat the crap out of us.”

Lupe then said, “I was far from the perfect mother. The one thing I can always say, everything I did, I did with their best interest at heart.”

In the documentary, Lopez explained that her mother was a “super complicated” person but wanted to raise the singer and her two sisters to avoid being dependent on men.

Lupe said: “I always had the highest expectations of them. It wasn’t to be critical. It was just to show you that you could do better. And Jennifer, she gave me the more trouble, to tell you the truth. We bumped our heads a lot.”

Elsewhere in the documentary, Lopez also explained that she had to leave home at 18 after an argument with her mother.

The ‘Hustlers’ actress said her love of dancing distracted her from school, which caused tension with Lupe.

“My mom was like, ‘If you’re going to live in this house, you’re going to go to school,'” Lopez said. “We had a fight one night and I left.”

“Halftime” also shows Lopez’s reactions to her Oscar and Golden Globe snubs in 2020, as well as her thoughts on co-headlining the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira.

Lopez said in the documentary that it was the “worst idea in the world” to have two artists headlining the event.

“Halftime” is now available on Netflix.

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