After years of being celebrated for having one of the best physiques in entertainment, Jennifer Lopez has finally made a song about one of her most famous assets: Her butt.
"Big Booty" was one of the six songs the American Idol judge previewed Friday at a listening session at Nikita Malibua for her still untitled 10th album due out on June 17. When she first heard the song produced by Diplo, she did not want to record it. But Chris Brown and her 6-year-old twins, Max and Emme, helped her change her mind.
Brown, who wrote other songs for the album and was in the studio when J.Lo first heard "Big Booty," got excited when she was presented with the track. "'This is the kind of song I want to hear J.Lo do,'" she recalls of Brown's reaction.
Lopez gave the record some thought and agreed to record it if she wasn't the focus. She wanted to instead make a fun anthem for women. The song's chorus includes the lyrics, "Big big booty, she got a big booty," and features a verse from Pitbull, whose 2004 breakthrough hit "Culo" also celebrates curvy women.
Even after recording "Big Booty," J.Lo wasn't convinced to keep the record until she received the approval of her children. "I was in the car with the twins and they were like 'Big big booty, she got a big booty,' and I saw that it was just a fun record."
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"Big Booty" was the most upbeat of the new songs previewed. The album's second single, "First Love," produced by Max Martin, is a booming, midtempo about finally finding true love. The Chris Brown and Chantal Kreviazuk-penned "Emotions" is an airy ballad about, again, the search for real love. In "Acting Like That," produced by Rockstar, Lopez offers a bitter breakup song boasting a slow, stuttering beat.
Lopez also played two more ballads, the moody and sexy "Never Satisfied" and Spanish guitar track "Let It Be," produced by Harmony Samuels.
Lopez said she sings about love from a genuine place on her album, comparing the perspective of her past records to fairytales. She said her new point of view is inspired by "becoming a mom and all the things I went through over the last few years."
On March 11, Lopez released the song "I Luv Ya Papi" featuring French Montana, and released a remix featuring Montana, DJ Khaled, Big Sean and Tyga on Monday.