KARACHI: After being titled People’s Icon 2020 only last week, Jennifer Lopez has attracted the public’s attention at another award show. Aired on 23rd November, the American Music Awards (AMAs) featured a performance by JLo and Maluma who sang Pa’Ti. However, fans were quick to notice similarities between JLo’s performance and Beyonce’s 2014 Grammy Awards’ performance ft. Jay Z. Lopez has been accused of copying the latter, from the outfit that she wore to the way the lighting and props were used during her performance.
A quick look at both performances show why fans might have thought that JLo stole ideas from Beyonce. Both artists performed in pixy cuts and black body suits with cutouts. The two also used a chair as a prop combined with smoke and lighting to go with the performance.
Some users on Twitter have called JLo a ‘thief’ while others have mocked the singer for apparently taking inspiration from Beyonce at the AMAs.
A few others have come to JLo’s defense and chosen to look at the performance for being a tribute to Beyonce.
Fans of JLo, however, have also come forward with past instances in which Beyonce seemed to have copied JLo.
Ever since the debate started, Twitter has also come forward with examples when Beyonce copied other cultures or artists.