ABC Executives are reportedly worried about the upcoming performance of Jennifer Lopez’ and Iggy Azalea’s hit single “Booty” at the next American Music Awards on Sunday. The executives are so worried that they have laid down strict ground rules of the do’s and don’ts during the potentially risqué performance.
According to TMZ, the execs have issued a three- to four-second delay, and reinforce that there shall be no coverage cracks and no rubbing. However, the executive will allow spanking, which features predominantly during the music video.
Jennifer Lopez has shared her excitement of the upcoming performance at the AMAs with a tweet of her and Iggy Azalea on a promotional poster for the hit single.
Jennifer Lopez has failed to land any nomination at the American Music Awards however, Iggy leads the field with the most nominations at this year’s award with nods for six awards. The Australian rapper has been nominated for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.
Despite the nomination, Iggy’s boyfriend, LA Laker’s star Nick Young, will not be able to attend due a game on the same night.
“Booty” was released in June and opened to first week U.S. sales of 33,000. The song’s music video had 11 million views in the first 24 hours of it’s released, and has gone on to garnered over 72 million views on YouTube. It is one of the many songs this year that highlights the notably rise in interest pop culture has placed on the “booty.” Songs such as “Booty” and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” have reignited the trend of a large rump in the mainstream.
Coincidentally, Minaj’s “Anaconda” sampled Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” which was inspired by none other than Jennifer Lopez back when J-Lo was just a budding actress dancing between sketches of In Living Color.
Last week, Kim Kardashian posed for Paper Magazine for a crude and hyper-sexualized cover showing her bare behind. Kardashian received heavy criticism for the image taken by photographer Jean-Paul Goude.
With all the hype and imagery of the new found love of the “booty,” TV executives have taken precautions to avoid broadcasting anything that will get the station in trouble, but will J-Lo and Iggy still manage to create controversy?
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