Jennifer Lopez is taking down patriarchy in her new music video for “Ain’t Your Mama” with a little help from Hillary Clinton and Rihanna.
Jennifer dropped the music video for her new single on VEVO on May 6, which shows the superstar playing a news anchor who appears to get into a bit of a spat with her man while on the phone in a phone booth in the pouring rain.
Lopez then returns to her news desk, where Hillary Clinton’s moving speech about women’s rights at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women back in 1995 can be heard in the background before Jennifer’s character goes on air.
“Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all!” Hillary, who was the first lady of the United States at the time she made the statement, is heard saying at the beginning of Jennifer’s music video, which show’s Lopez preaching her message to women through the past several decades.
“It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America. This is no simple reform, it really is a revolution,” Clinton adds in the now-infamous speech.
Clearly inspired by Hillary’s 1995 speech, Jennifer’s “Ain’t Your Mama” character then makes a speech of her own live on-air, addressing her fellow women by telling them that there’s a “big problem.”
“Look, I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. Taken for granted, ignored, overlooked, under-appreciated. We have a big problem, ladies,” Lopez tells women, urging her fellow females to “get mad.”
“First, you’ve got to get mad,” Jennifer continues in the newly released music video for “Ain’t Your Mama,” telling the ladies of the world, “Get up out of your chair. Go to the window, open the door, stick your head out and yell. Get up out of your chairs and yell, ‘I ain’t your mama!'”
“I’m very excited by the news,” Jennifer said of Hillary Clinton’s presidential run at the time, adding, “I think it’s time for a woman [president].”
But it’s not just Hillary Clinton who’s lending Jennifer Lopez a hand in her newly released “Ain’t Your Mama” music video.
Rihanna also plays a small part in Jennifer’s latest video release, as Lopez can be seen sporting the waist-high boots the “We Found Love” singer gifted her last month in one of the music video’s dance scenes.
Jennifer took to social media to show off her pricey gift from Rihanna earlier this year, revealing that the pop superstar had gifted her the footwear from her new collaboration collection with Manolo Blahnik because she felt Lopez would “wear them better.”
“Thank you soooo much for these incredibly sick a** boots!!” Lopez captioned an Instagram photo of the shoes that she addressed to Rihanna on April 21, alongside the hashtags #Rihanna, #manolos, #loveher, and #thebaddest.
Lopez’s Instagram photo also showed off a sweet handwritten note from Rihanna, in which she referred to Jennifer as being “the baddest.”
“To The Baddest, because I know you’re gonna wear them better than me!!!” Rihanna wrote in the letter sent to Jennifer Lopez alongside the unique boots, signing off, “From: badgalriri”
What do you think of Jennifer’s “Ain’t Your Mama” music video? Were you inspired by Jennifer Lopez’s women’s rights speech?
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