Jennifer Lopez divorce inspired new album
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 March 2014
Jennifer Lopez claims her split with ex-husband Marc Anthony in 2011 has given her a different perspective on love which helped to inspire her album
Jennifer Lopez claims her divorce inspired her new album.
The 44-year-old star has revealed her split from ex-husband Marc Anthony in 2011, after eight years of marriage, was a "turning point" in her life and gave her a different perspective on love, which she has written about for her tenth record.
Jennifer - who has six-year-old twins Max and Emme with the Latin singer - told Popcrush.com: "What I thought about love for my first nine albums is very different from what I think about it now after everything I've been through.
"My goal was to just be as honest as I could. You know, I'd gone through a lot in my life right at that point when I went on tour. I'd been through a divorce. A lot of things had happened. I really felt like it was a turning point in my life."
The 'One The Floor' hitmaker - who started dating her 26-year-old former back-up dancer, Casper Smart, just months after splitting from Marc - also spoke about the video for new single, 'I Luh Ya Papi', and admits she enjoyed working with topless male models for the promo.
She said: "It was a lot of fun. Let me tell you something, guys have been doing these videos for years because it's fun to do.
"When I was doing the song, I felt like it was very tongue-in-cheek ... the video, we decided to do the same thing.
"The director came up with the concept to kind of flip the rap video, to make me the rapper and, you know, just turn the tables in that way, instead of having girls in bathing suits, have guys in bathing suits."
She added: "Instead of having me be the soft girl in the video, be the rapper who's in the mansion and the yacht. It was all meant to be in good fun, but you know, I knew people would get the joke."
Jennifer's as-yet-untitled album will be released in June.