Jennifer Lopez’s “I Luh Ya Papi” Disappoints


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I like J.Lo. I really do. No, she doesn’t have killer pipes nor has she exactly been at the top of her game for the past few years. Before  you could at least count on her to put out a song with a killer beat. “Dance Again” is pretty inspiring and at least made you want to bust a move. “I Luh Ya Papi” just doesn’t get to that point. The single, featuring French Montana, is the epitome of lackluster. It’s been getting fairly mixed reviews but the only thing decent about it is that it’s not EDM-based (thank goodness for that). The versus manage to save the chorus some, which is just a droaning “I luh ya, luh ya, luh ya papi” sung over and over.

The video helps make the single a little easier to get through. Jennifer is super cute in the intro. She and her girls are going over concepts for the video when her friends make a novel suggestion: what if the tables were turned and the women objectify the men for a change? And so, J.Lo wonders about the possibilities. Yachts full of half naked men, their undies pulled down to reveal pasty buttocks. Cars adorned with men along the sides, dripping soapy sponges down their heavily muscled abs. Jen looks great as usual, rocking signature hairstyles and flashing that famous bottom in skin-tight clothing. She even hits the dreadful Nae-Nae but makes it look playful enough. Check out the video after the jump.  Continue reading