Jennifer Lopez said she is “just getting started” while delivering her acceptance speech after receiving the Icon Award at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
“I wish I could tell you awards are the most important thing to me, but that’s not true. Don’t think I don’t appreciate the shiny, sparkly things, because I do,” she told the crowd at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium Tuesday evening.
“That’s not why I do this. I do it for you guys,” the singer, actress, and dancer said in an emotional speech. “Because the love you give me, and the appreciation and kindness, and the way you let me into your lives, even in a small way, means the most.”
She dedicated the prestigious honor to the fans who encouraged her all through her career, adding, “Thank you believing in me even when I didn’t. Thank you for teaching me who I really am.”
J-Lo concluded the speech by saying, “Let me tell you something else, I’m just getting started,” evoking a standing ovation.
Lopez performed a set of hit songs during the show.
Her boyfriend and actor Ben Affleck, his son Samuel, and Lopez’ daughter Emme were present on the occasion.
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