“She came to my dressing room and apologized”: Jennifer Lopez Reveals Ayo Edebiri Broke Into Tears While Saying Sorry Over 1 Harmless Joke Four Years Ago

According to Jennifer Lopez, Ayo Edebiri sorted things out by apologizing to her ahead of their SNL episode.

“She came to my dressing room and apologized”: Jennifer Lopez Reveals Ayo Edebiri Broke Into Tears While Saying Sorry Over 1 Harmless Joke Four Years Ago

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  • Jennifer Lopez and Ayo Edebiri had long been in headlines after The Bear actress called the singer's career a scam, during a podcast in 2020.
  • Later on netizens lost their minds to see Edebiri and Lopez together on SNL, especially after the actress publicly defamed the singer's career.
  • During an interview for a Variety cover story, Jennifer Lopez noted how Ayo Edebiri apologized to her ahead of their SNL episode.
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Jennifer Lopez and Ayo Edebiri had long been in headlines after The Bear actress called the singer’s career a scam, during a podcast in 2020. Following that outrageous public claim, Edebiri and Lopez shared the screen during a recent SNL episode in February 2024. That’s when netizens recalled Edebiri’s claims once again, and even the actress sarcastically made a callback during her SNL sketch. 

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Jennifer Lopez in a still from This Is Me... Now: The Love Story
Jennifer Lopez in a still from This Is Me… Now: A Love Story

However, during a recent interview for Variety’s cover story, Jennifer Lopez opened up about how Ayo Edebiri apologized to her before sharing the screen for their SNL episode. Speaking with the outlet, Lopez noted that Edebiri broke down in tears while apologizing to her in the SNL dressing room. 

Ayo Edebiri Called Jennifer Lopez’s Career a Scam in 2020

Emmy winner Ayo Edebiri is currently making headlines for her reported appearance in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. But prior to that, the actress sparked news for sharing the screen with Jennifer Lopez in the February 2024 episode of Saturday Night Live. Netizens lost their minds to see Edebiri and Lopez together, especially after the actress publicly defamed the singer’s career. 

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Ayo Edebiri in The Bear

Appearing in a 2020 episode of the Scam Goddess podcast, Ayo Edebiri openly attacked Jennifer Lopez’s musical career. Speaking critically of the singer, Edebiri told the host Laci Mosley that Lopez’s “whole career is one long scam”. Addressing the rumors of Lopez using ghost singers, Edebiri openly attacked the singer’s career with mockery. 

Jennifer Lopez in The Mother
Jennifer Lopez in a still from The Mother

Well, that’s the thing — she thinks she’s on multiple tracks, but it’s not her. I think she thinks that she’s still good, even though she’s not singing for most of these songs…A lot of the write-ups of the songs will be like, ‘J.Lo didn’t have time to make it to the studio.’ Like, ‘J.Lo was busy.’ Doing what? Not singing, obviously

After calling out Jennifer Lopez in 2020, Ayo Edebiri shared the screen with the singer in February 2024 for their SNL episode. The SNL appearance sparked headlines and even the actress made a call back to her comments from the podcast and sarcastically slammed herself for it. 

Ayo Edebiri Apologized to Jennifer Lopez Ahead of SNL 

However, while fans were curious to know about behind-the-scenes from the SNL episode and how Ayo Edebiri faced Jennifer Lopez, especially after her mean comments, the singer shared new details. During an interview for a Variety cover story, Lopez noted how the actress apologized to her ahead of their SNL episode. 

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Jennifer Lopez in a still from The Boy Next Door

According to Jennifer Lopez, before they filmed their Saturday Night Live episode, at the start of February 2024, Ayo Edebiri approached her in the dressing room and apologized to fix things. The singer claimed that while apologizing, the Emmy winner even broke down in tears and appeared mortified. 

She was mortified and very sweet. She came to my dressing room and apologized with tears in her eyes, saying how terrible it was that she had said those things. She felt really badly and loved my performance because we had just done my soundcheck and she actually got to hear me perform. She was just like, ‘I’m so f*cking sorry, it was so awful of me.’

Ayo Edebiri with Jennifer Lopez in SNL
Ayo Edebiri (M) with Jennifer Lopez (L) as the musical guest on Feb. 3 episode of SNL | image: SNL – YouTube

Further, Jennifer Lopez noted how she has repeatedly heard such claims about herself and rumors of using ghost singers. Therefore, unfazed by what people say about her and her career, Lopez mentioned forgiving Ayo Edebiri after the heartfelt apology. It seems both stars finally ended the long-drawn controversy with their appearance on SNL.

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