Is It True Jennifer Lopez Knows How To Pole Dance Thanks To Cardi B?

Jennifer Lopez learned to pole dance due to her movie Hustlers but appears that her friend Cardi B helped her a bit

By Ingrid Mateos

- June 12 , 2022 - 10:41 hs
Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B

Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B (AP)

Jennifer Lopez is one of the most talented celebs around. She can sing and act, but while she is also known for her famous dance moves, there was a certain dance she did not achieve until 2019 with one of her movies.

The year was 2019 when the movie 'Hustlers' premiered. Directed by Lorene Scafaria, the cast included Jennifer Lopez alongside Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B. The plot? A group of strippers started stealing from their clients.

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If you have not seen the movie because of the plot, you truly need to see it because Jennifer Lopez masterfully pole dances in it. But, how did she learn to do it in such a short time for the movie? Well, it appears that she had a bit of help from one of her co-stars.

First, you need to know that this was not the first time they met. Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B first met at a benefit concert hosted by Jay-Z back in 2017, and while Cardi would say that she was such a fan and could not stop talking about it, J.Lo revealed in 2018 that she was a fan of Cardi.

"She would speak in a way that would make sense to me. She had a tremendous insight about life, people, and the way they acted and what they did. I just found her very funny and amusing, and I guess it was because it reminded me of the girls I grew up with and my family!" Lopez said, per Popsugar.

Somehow the two singers bonded and grew a friendship. So, when Jennifer Lopez was working on her pole dancing skills she came up with the idea to ask Cardi B about the best techniques for pole dancing, leading Lopez to ask the rapper to join the cast.

This was revealed in an interview with Jimmy Fallon where Jennifer said that at the beginning it was very hard. “It’s like acrobats, it’s like learning gymnastics or something you know, but with a pole, it was super hard.”

When Lopez asked Cardi, that is when J.Lo asked her to join her in the movie. “I said, ‘you have to be in this movie. You know this world. You know this world, you could teach us.’” She said before adding “I’m learning how to pole dance. I said, ‘It is really hard, this is really hard,” J-Lo recalls telling Cardi. “She said, ‘Oh yeah, it took me years, years to master.’ She goes, ‘But now I’m great at it.’ And I was like, “Well, then you have to be in the movie,” and she was like, “‘Absolutely.’”

While Cardi might have given Jennifer Lopez some tips, the Bronx native was formally trained by Johanna Sapakie, and even there is a couple of videos of them trying to learn the choreography.

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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