Jennifer Lopez introduces child to stage for special duet using gender-neutral pronouns
Jennifer Lopez referred to her child with gender-neutral pronouns before the duet at a concert this week.
The singer performed in Los Angeles on Thursday (June 16) and welcomed Emme Maribel Muñiz, 14, on stage at the LA Dodgers Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala.
Calling Emme “my favorite duet partner,” Lopez told the crowd, “The last time we performed together was at a big stadium like this and I asked them to sing with me the whole time and they won’t.” . So this is a very special occasion.
“They’re very, very busy, fully booked and expensive,” she joked, adding, “They cost me when they come out. But they are worth every penny because they are my favorite duet partners of all time. So if you would give in to me.”
Star Lopez uploaded footage of the performance, in which the couple sang Christina Perris’ “A Thousand Years,” to her social media channels. Emme was seen with a rainbow-colored mic as she also sang parts of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” and Lopez’s own “Let’s Get Loud.”
A video was shared on TikTok in which Lopez’s fans praised the singer for her touching speech before the duet.
“It was J-Lo who shared this information,” one fan wrote, adding, “Nice to see her supporting her child.”
Emme is Lopez’s youngest child and her father is Marc Anthony, who Lopez divorced in 2014.
The concert was held to raise funds for education, health care, homelessness and social justice issues in Los Angeles.