Booty

Album: A.K.A. (2014)
Charted: 18

Songfacts®:

  • This song has an all-star pedigree. The bouncy tune was written by Chris Brown and Diplo and it features Lopez' fellow Hispanic Pop star and frequent collaborator Pitbull ("Fresh Out the Oven," "On The Floor," "Live It Up," "Dance Again" and "We Are One (Ole Ola)").
  • Lopez has always been known for her curves, but was initially shy about recording this floor filler that celebrates her infamous backside. However, the star was won over by her six-year-old twins Max and Emme.

    "At first I said 'Never in my life will I do a song called Big Booty,'" she explained during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "But then I was in the car with my twins and as soon as they heard Big Booty they went crazy. They loved this song and because of that I recorded it."
  • Lopez explained the song's meaning on Hot 97's The Angie Martinez Show. "'Big Booty' is a song I did with Diplo," she said. "It's a fun song and it's about owning everything about you and who you are and embracing that."
  • The song finds Lopez poking fun at her celebrated rear. "I've always strayed from embracing all these different parts of myself as a person and as an artist, but this time I was like, 'I am all these different things,'" she told Billboard magazine. "I can be silly, I can make fun of myself, but I can also be deathly serious and way too deep and introspective sometimes. I think people have so many more sides to themselves than just one. We're much more colorful than that."
  • Jennifer Lopez teamed up with Iggy Azalea for the remix, which finds the Australian rapper shouting out one of J-Lo's old hits. "The last time the world seen a booty this good was on 'Jenny From The Block,'" she spits. "I want to tell all my ladies to get up on the floor and shake it, shake it!"

    Pitbull's verse was completely replaced by Iggy's on this new version.
  • The music video was shot on August 23, 2014 and directed by Hype Williams. It features plenty of booty twerking from Lopez and Azalea as well as a number of cheek-to-cheek moments from the pair. Azalea admitted to Access Hollywood she didn't realize how raunchy the clip would be.

    "I didn't know how much booty it would be because I was in the little box with JLo," she said about the confined space they filmed in. "And then I left her to her own devices. She really got things kind of like fired up when I was gone with her dancing and stuff. I think it took it to another level, but I enjoyed it."

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  • Ted Jennings from California The fact that there is even a set of facts to illuminate this video is just plain hilarious.
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