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Monday 28 July 2014

Lopez: BGT performance was tame

Jennifer Lopez said people 'just like to talk'

Jennifer Lopez has defended her performance on Britain's Got Talent, insisting it was "tame" compared to other artists.

The American superstar sang her latest single Live It Up in the second live semi-final on the ITV show earlier this week, sparking complaints from some viewers about her skimpy outfit and on-stage writhing.

But speaking on Scott Mills' show on BBC Radio 1, J-Lo said: "I think people are so much raunchier than I am. I feel like I'm so tame.

"We wore it at Billboard and Britain's Got Talent said they wanted exactly the same. So I thought I'd wear the outfit in black. No one complained at Billboard. I think people just like to talk. It was a body suit. A lot of performers wear that these days. It is standard stage clothes. I'm not going to walk down the street like that!"

Asked if she was wearing anything underneath, Jennifer added: "Sure, absolutely. I'm a pro - I know what I'm doing. I would never take those types of risks or anything like that. You should see my knees. In rehearsals I really banged my knees up from sliding and dancing on the floor.

"Luckily with that outfit, which is why I wore it on Billboard and in Britain's Got Talent, is that I can wear a very small knee pad underneath, 'cos I have those tall boots. I was so happy that I could wear it as I was very raw from rehearsals and I cut it open the day before."

The singer was shocked people had complained to regulator Ofcom about her performance, and insisted she was proud of herself and her dancers, who she said "rehearse like crazy" and "take it super seriously".

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