Lopez was honored with the Icon Award during last night’s iHeart Radio Music Awards and kicked off her epic performance in the most show-stopping way possible.
The performance began with actor Billy Porter appearing on stage surrounded by a group of dancers. “The word for tonight is icon, legendary, mesmerizing, show-stopping,” he said as the music began and the crowd started cheering.
Porter then strutted off the runway in a pink two-piece suit before several drag queens took center stage.
Many 'RuPaul's Drag Race' fan favorites took the stage wearing J.Lo's most iconic looks
Before Jennifer Lopez even appeared on stage, several well-known drag queens walked the runway wearing the singer’s most famous outfits.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14’s Kerri Colby lead the pack wearing that iconic Versace dress J.Lo donned in the early 2000s. Colby was then joined by fellow Drag Race alums including Colby’s season n14 sisters Jorgeous and Alyssa Hunter, as well as Morgan McMichaels, April Carrion, Mariah Paris Balenciaga, Laganja Estranja and more.
All of the queens channeled their inner J.Lo by wearing outfits she’s most known for, including her 2018 Met Gala look, her Super Bowl Halftime Show outfit, as well as the ensemble her character donned in the 2019 film Hustlers.
Jennifer Lopez performed a medley of her hit songs.
Once the drag queens were done showcasing J.Lo’s show-stopping looks, the icon herself appeared on the stage wearing a black ensemble with a long cream-colored fur coat emblazoned with “Equality.”
As the crowd cheered, J.Lo began singing her song “On My Way” as the spotlight shined on her.
She then transitioned to a classic dance break before singing her hit song “Get Right.” All the while, fellow musicians such as Lil Nas X, Williow Smith, and Halsey were spotted dancing along to the music.
J.Lo later thanked her fans for their unwavering support.
Later that night, Lopez accepted the Icon Award for “her impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force.”
In her acceptance speech, the hitmaker shouted out her fans for allowing her to entertain them all these years.
“I really do it for you guys, I really do,” she said. “And because of the love you give me … I can overcome negativity and so can you, every single moment, and let me tell you something else – I’m just getting started.”
“Because of you, I get to do what I love the most in life and that is the most wonderful blessing,” Lopez continued. “That’s a gift that you give me and I just want to say thank you for that. Thank you to everyone who comes to a show, streams a song, sees a movie, follows me. You guys are the ones who give me the opportunity every day to live a life I couldn’t even imagine would come true when I was a little girl growing up in the Bronx.”
She concluded, “You did that for me. You made that dream come true. I’m shaking! And I will always be grateful to each and every one of you for that. And I will never forget it, and I will never, ever take it for granted. So I want to say thank you to every one of you for believing in me when other people didn’t, even when I didn’t. Thank you for teaching me who I really am.”