Last night Jennifer Lopez “danced the night away” at the MTV Video Music Awards, and though no words can truly do justice to her jaw-dropping performance, we have to try. The dance legend began her 10-minute mash-up of best hits descending from the heavens, like the dance goddess she is—and somehow things only got better from there. The 49-year-old pulled out some of the fiercest moves we’ve ever seen, proving why she’s such an icon in the industry.
After the performance, Lopez graciously accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, becoming the first Latina artist to receive the title. “Music, acting, performing—this career has always been an obsession for me… I kind of had to forge my own path and rules,” Lopez said. And then she paid the ultimate compliment to her mother Guadalupe Rodríguez, calling her “the original dancing queen. Anybody who knows Lupe knows that’s where I get my skills from,” she told the crowd.
The only way MTV will ever be able to outdo this performance is if they get J. Lo and her mom up on that stage next year for a duet. Till then, we’ll just be over here replaying this epic routine.