Jennifer Lopez “Ghetto Biatch” According To Book

By: Toni Matthews-El - February 17, 2014

Remember when we were instructed by “Jenny from the Block” to not be fooled by the rocks? According to a new memoir by actress Rosie Perez, there may have been a good reason for it. The two women have been feuding for some time, and now Perez intends to dish on how it all began.

The New York Post shared juicy excerpts from Perez’s book, which at least provide us with her half of the explanation for why the two New York natives don’t get along.

Lopez and Perez, met back in 1991. Rosie Perez was a choreographer for “In Living Color” and Jennifer Lopez arrived to audition as a “Fly Girl” dancer.

Lopez credits her fame to show creator and host Keenan Ivory Wayans. However, Perez stated that Wayans found Lopez to be “chubby and corny” and implied that if not for interceding on behalf of Lopez, she would not have gotten the job.

It was also stated by Perez that Lopez’s first big break only came after a haircut and dropping roughly twenty pounds.

The Brooklyn-native didn’t stop there, adding that Bronx-native Lopez quickly revealed herself to be “a diva” and single-minded backstabber.

“All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage,” Lopez rejected the accusations made by the other girls, saying that they were all just “jealous” of her talent and ambition.

Perez stated that Lopez actually went off on her, behaving in her words like “some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest!”

She alleged that Lopez ranted that Perez was singling her out unfairly.

“You pick on me, me and only me, every f–king day! Every f–king day! I work my ass 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!”
Lopez would leave the show after two seasons, but she eventually made her opinions about Perez’s alleged treatment of her well known once she established herself in Hollywood.

Perez claims that she was “blindsided” by Lopez’s remarks.

“I’d thought we were cool. I called her up. She wouldn’t pick up. Frustrated, I left her an irate message on her answering machine. Instead of calling me back and hashing it out like friends do, she went on a major talk show and reiterated my lashing.”

Is Jennifer Lopez a self-centered ego maniac or is Rosie Perez just spiteful and jealous?

The only people who know for certain are the two women at the center of this feud. One thing is certain, if Lopez loves to speak out about Perez in the manner stated in the book, we can expect to hear a rebuttal from Lopez sooner rather than later.

Image from Wikimedia Commons

About the Author

Toni Matthews-ElToni Matthews-El hails from the land of chunked pumpkins and people who come to a complete stop before making any and every turn. When she isn't contributing articles to WebProNews, she spends her time freelance writing, cheering Liverpool FC, and enjoying life as a hair flower connoisseur. Disclaimer: Written opinions do not necessarily reflect that of WebProNews or its affiliates

View all posts by Toni Matthews-El
  • Ramona

    Lopez took a little bit of pretty and a little bit of talent a very long way! She is quite limited as a performer but I gather works very hard w/what little she has..so good for her.

  • What the hell?

    She strikes me as the type who is a backstabber and liar. And they say that you can’t get ahead in life this way. Welp, looks like JLo made it all the way to the top doing this!

  • hbogart44 .

    Rosie Perez is a 50 year old woman from the Bushwick section of NYC and 45 yo JLO is from the Bronx, so where do their lives intersect? JLo is a more talented performer / actress than Perez is, so sour grapes?

  • Meagan Westbrook

    I lived in Hollywood, was an INSIDER, danced on Soul Train right next to Rosie Perez in the 80’s and YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT “R-E-A-L-L-Y” happens behind closed doors but I do know BOTH women ROCKED the casting couch. Hmmmm look who is speaking now trying to SELL a book! The casting couch STARTED ON SOUL TRAIN for one; guess who –grab a few other of your Soul Train friends bumped & grinded them and told Wayans your a Choeographer…LOL! When Spike Lee saw Perez shake it at the club, back in the day REALLY helped her and the TWO disappeared. As for JLo, well SHE KNEW WERE THE “Luxury Ca*t-ng Co*ch” was back in the day; -Bennie Medina would have helped her with the WORLD- which was easier to find because you can’t deny that JLo is breathtakening beautiful from head to toe, the COMPLETE Physical ASSET required of a Starlet that Rosie Perez lacks.

    Good looks go a long way in Hollywood and JLo has proven that — but she lacks overall TALENT.

  • Fantasy Maker

    Like we didn’t already see through this transparent biatch