Jennifer Lopez used the reach of American Idol for the first live performance of her new single "I Luh Ya Papi" on Thursday (Mar. 20).
The Idol judge kicked off her set like the song’s music video — sitting and chatting with friends, who included former contestants Pia Toscano, Jessica Sanchez and Allison Iraheta. As she transitioned to the energetic performance, the 44-year-old showed the world that she could still move like her “In Living Color” days.
In addition, J.Lo was joined by the song’s collaborator French Montana, who rocked all-black while spitting his verse.
Produced by Detail, “I Luh Ya Papi” is the lead single from Lopez’s forthcoming album, slated to arrive June 17th.
"It has been so great coming off tour last year and kind of getting back in the studio. I wanted to get back in the studio right away. You're right. I've been able to collaborate with so many amazing people like Robin Thicke and Maxwell and Tyga and Big Sean and French Montana. Just so many people. Wiz Khalifa. So many people that just came out and were so supportive when I called and (said) 'I think you're perfect for this track'," said Lopez.
Jennifer Lopez's last album, "Love?," was released in 2011.