Jennifer Lopez Says Ayo Edebiri ‘Apologized With Tears in Her Eyes’ for Past Negative Comments and More News

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During the buildup to Ayo Edebiri‘s first SNL hosting gig with Jennifer Lopez as musical guest, some old podcast comments surfaced in which Edebiri joked about Lopez's singing ability and called her career a “long scam.

This caused Edebiri to offer a tearful apology to Lopez in the SNL dressing room right before the pair took the stage on February 3. In an interview with Variety, Lopez said “She was mortified and very sweet. She came to my dressing room and apologized with tears in her eyes, saying how terrible it was that she had said those things. She felt really badly and loved my performance because we had just done my soundcheck and she actually got to hear me perform. She was just like, ‘I’m so fucking sorry, it was so awful of me.’”

Lopez goes on to claim she wasn’t shaken by the comments at all. “It’s funny,” she added. “I’ve heard similar things said about me throughout my career, so it really didn’t affect me.” While the tears might have been wasted on Lopez, who wasn’t really that hurt in the first place, Edebiri got through her first scandal, hosted SNL, and is even closer to that eventual EGOT.


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