It's virtually impossible to put Jennifer Lopez into just one category. We know her as a JLo the actress, the singer, the “American Idol” judge, the fashion designer. And even as we watch her on our television screens, hear her on the radio, and see her clothes and perfume lines in stores, Lopez insists she is still the same girl. And that is exactly the message behind her new music video, "Same Girl", which features this mother of twins taking a trip back to the place where she was born and raised and shooting everything gorilla style.
“I called my girlfriends and some photographer friends. We just grabbed a camera, jumped on the train, left the city, and ran around the Bronx,” said Lopez, who is also currently an executive producer on the ABC Family hit series "The Fosters".
Out worldwide today, "Same Girl" features the streets of the Bronx as its backdrop. "We found some interesting places that captured the essence of what it was like to live there and made me remember the simplicity of life I used to have there. The rest was real life.”
And real life it was! The music video features Lopez singing on the streets of the Bronx with people who just gathered around their hometown icon as they saw her strolling around her old neighborhood. At one point the sound drops to showcase a woman on the street yelling, “That's Jenny from the block!”
"This was probably the craziest thing I've done in my career of music and movies,” Lopez says on the video that was made on a whim over the holidays.
"I like just being able to do things spontaneously, and not have everything so planned out. I understand why people like doing it, because it's fun. And it's creative and it's spontaneous, which is what art should be."
And this art had no Hollywood homecoming touch either; we even see Lopez riding the subway from Manhatten to the Bronx proving she is the 'same girl' after all.
Watch the video for “Same Girl” here!