Jennifer Lopez Says Emme Is In Charge

During a Friday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, American Idol star Jennifer Lopez talks about her new single, I Luh Ya Papi, and her 6-year-old twins Max and Emme.

The mom-of-two jokes that her kids are getting too big. “They just turned six the other day, so they are getting way too big for me,” J.Lo said. “I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

The proud mom went on to talk about the twins’ high-energy birthday party.

“They had their birthday at a trampoline place, you know the ones where you go and jump on the trampolines all day? They loved it,” she shared. “I loved it – they were asleep by eight o’clock. I was like ‘Woah!’ I’m going to do this every weekend.”

The singer-actress admits that she sees a lot of her own personality traits in her daughter Emme.

“[The kids are very different] she’s in charge,” she shared of her daughter. “Like most of the women in our family.”

As for her new single, “It’s called I Luh Ya Papi,” J.Lo said. “It’s a little slangy. The producer I worked with’s name is Detail. He’s a great producer. He works with a lot of hip-hop artists like Wade and all these guys and Drake and when we were doing the record, you know, it was like I love you. Right? And so I’d be like, ‘I love you Papi, I love you.’ ”

She added: “He’s like, ‘No, no. It’s I luh ya.’ And I was like, ‘I luh ya? Ya okay. I luh ya Papi, I luh ya.’ I was like ‘okay’ like every word was so micromanaged by him. It was very kind of a specific thing he wanted for the record.”

She went on to talk about her pal Leah Remini‘s decision to leave Scientology.

“It was a tough moment for her,” Jennifer shared. “You know what I mean? It’s all she knew her whole life. When you’re raised a certain way and you’re around people, you know, for a long time, you know, whatever that is it’s gonna be hard so… we’re good friends.”

Check out the cute pics of the twins enjoying the Calabasas Commons in Calabasas, Calif. with their nanny on Tuesday (March 18).

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Filed under: Emme Maribel Muñiz,Jennifer Lopez,Max David Muñiz

Photo credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show/akm-gsi

  • Siisele

    Isn’t Papi her nickname for Marc Anthony her ex husband , every time they were interviewed together ahe would refer to him as Papi!?

    Th trampoline is a great way for kids they also have Dodgeball games in the trampoline..

    • Lila

      No, not necessarily. “Papi” means Daddy more or less but it’s a term of endearment in Latin America that can be used to address your son or boyfriend/spouse. “Mami” can be used like that too, it means “Mommy” and is used for your Mom but people also use it to address a daughter (“mamita), a girlfriend, or women friend to women friend. I’m Dominican and have been addressed as “Mami” by other Hispanics at work (customers)!

      It’s the equivalent of saying “hey, momma” or “little Momma” and same for “Papi” (Poppa, Daddy, etc). Obvious, when directed at your spouse it’s a little different – it can be cute or sexy, whereas in the other instances it’s almost always in a cutesy way only.

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