It’s Brooklyn native Rosie Perez vs. Jenny from the Block, and she’s got some scandalous secrets to tell us… Say Whaaat? Perez, 49, opens up about her feud with Bronx native Jennifer Lopez, 44, in her new tell-all memoir, “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.”
According to US Magazine’s Rachel Mcrady today, February 16, 2014, the New York Post has pulled excerpt from the book, which explains the on-going feud and recollection of Perez’s time on the hit ‘90s comedy series “In Living Color.”
“The two met in 1991 during the open casting call for the show's Fly Girl dancers. Perez was the show's famed Fly Girl choreographer and claims that she was the one who convinced host and creator Keenan Ivory Wayans to pick Lopez. Though the “American Idol” judge has credited Wayans with discovering her, Perez claims he thought she was "chubby and corny" and that she, in fact, was the one to encourage the hire.” Uh oh this is getting pretty juicy.
Back in 2010, a VH1’s episode of “Behind the Music,” about JLO, Keenan Ivory Wayans claimed to have known about Lopez’s potential from the start of her career.
"I'd been there hours and seen every dancer in New York, and then this young girl steps up and a spotlight landed on her and she captivated everyone in the room," Wayans recalled in the episode.
Nypost.com Susannah Cahalan also reports today that excerpt has just gotten juicier. “All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage.”
Perez mentions in her memoir that Lopez shrugged it off, saying the other girls were just “jealous.” And continued on by writing that Lopez dropped her “sweet-girl act” and “went off” on Perez like “some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest!” writes Perez.
“You pick on me, me and only me, every f–king day! Every f–king day! I work my a-- off, deliver and you keep pushing me aside, treating me like sh-t! I know I’m good! I’m better than any of these girls, and you know it.”
Wow, very interesting. Rosie Perez memoir “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.” Hit shelves February 25.