The fireworks at the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday weren’t the only thing lighting up the stage. Jennifer Lopez joined the festivities to premiere her highly anticipated Spanish-language song “Ni Tu Ni Yo,” which features reggaeton group Gente de Zona.
“The song is really about when love takes you by surprise — ‘Ni Tú Ni Yo,’ ‘Not You, Not Me’ really expected this to happen, you know? That’s what it’s about, it’s one of those things that when love comes, it just comes, it doesn’t announce itself, and then it just takes over — ha! — you know what I mean? That’s what the song is about, which is why I love it so much,” the World of Dance judge told Extra about the song. Could it be about her sizzling romance with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez?
Although the performance did receive positive feedback on social media, J.Lo also faced negative responses because of her revealing outfits, for performing a Spanish song in celebration of an American holiday, and also for posting an edited photo wearing the American flag.
“I feel like this representation of the flag is disrespectful,” commented one user on her Instagram post.
With the track available on streaming services, the music video for the upbeat summer single will be released on Telemundo on July 10, according to Billboard.
The 47-year-old thanked her fans on Instagram for quickly getting the single up on the music charts. “Sooo happy you guys love the song as much as I do!!” she wrote on Instagram. And fans of the Shades of Blue actress weren’t the only ones to be acknowledged. Lopez also thanked her ex-husband and father to her twins Marc Anthony. The salsa singer helped his ex-wife create the album as an executive producer. The duo has remained friendly as co-parents, sharing the stage numerous times since their split.
“Ni Tu Ni Yo” is the second song off Lopez’s upcoming Spanish-language album to be released; the singer performed her first single “Mirate” at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in April. Her new album is set to drop in the fall.