There's uproar in Rabat as Jennifer Lopez's much-anticipated appearance turned into controversy...
One could argue that Jennifer Lopez’s Love Don’t Cost a Thing, but her ass may prove to cost her dearly after a lawsuit was filed against her claiming she "disturbed public order and tarnished women's honour and respect," while recently performing in Morocco.
One of the most anticipated artists at this year’s Mawazine Music Festival was none other than famed singer/actresss Jenny From The Block. Putting on her usual J.Lo show, complete with skimpy outfits and On The Floor sexy dance moves, Lopez looked like she was Feelin’ So Good at her performance before it became marred in controversy.
The concert that took place on May 29th was a big deal for Morocco and was broadcasted on public TV, angering many including an education group which filed the lawsuit. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Lopez "disturbed public order and tarnished women's honour and respect." This is not the first time the 45 year-old Papi superstar could be seen shaking her assets in Morocco, however it is the first time her performance appeared on public television. Had it not, then chances are no lawsuit would have been filed, however since Morocco is considered a conservatively religious country, it comes no surprise that her televised performance caused backlash. Allegedly the lawsuit names both Lopez and the concert promoter, and although the government hasn’t directly gotten involved, the Minister of Communication did mention on Rwitter that he objected the televised performance on May 30th saying "What was broadcast is unacceptable and goes against broadcasting law.”
ما جرى بثه مرفوض وغير مقبول ومخالف لقانون الاتصال السمعي البصري ولدفاتر التحملات، وستتم مراسلة الهيأة العليا للاتصال السمعي البصري 1/4— Mustapha Khalfi (@mustapha_khalfi) May 30, 2015
The concert was attended by over 160,000 people in the city of Rabat and included performances by Pharrell, Maroon 5, Sting, Usher and Akon over the 10-day festival, however only Lopez's performance was singled out as being offensive. If found guilty, both Lopez and the concert promoter could face anywhere between one month to two years in prison. However, it seems very unlikely that Jenny will see a cell block, as she definitely has the means to deal with this legal battle, and would likely skip performing any future Morocco shows rather than going to prison if convicted.
If you wish you could have seen the whole performance to decide for yourself just how scandalous it was, then we have good news for you. Here is the 'controversial' concert in it's entirety: