How Jennifer Lopez & Ayo Edebiri Came To Terms

Jennifer Lopez recently told Variety that “The Bear” Emmy winner Ayo Edebiri had already apologized to her before they filmed their “Saturday Night Live” episode that aired earlier this month.

Edebiri hosted the episode, along with Lopez serving as the musical guest to promote her upcoming album “This Is Me…Now.” In the week leading up to the episode, a 2020 episode resurfaced on social media of Edebiri speaking critically of Lopez.

Responding to host Laci Mosley’s claim that Lopez’s “whole career is one long scam,” Edebiri said at the time: “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.”

Lopez, who will appear on the cover of Variety, also said that Edebiri broke down in tears while apologizing to her in the “Saturday Night Live” dressing room.

“She was mortified and very sweet,” Lopez said about Edebiri. ”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 fucking sorry, it was so awful of me.’”

“It’s funny,” Lopez added. “I’ve heard similar things said about me throughout my career, so it really didn’t affect me.”

Edebiri appeared on SNL and also mentioned her past comments. On the show, she appeared in a game show skit alongside Kenan Thompson, who forced contestants to reckon with their rude social media comments, Variety reported.

At one point during the sketch, Edebiri’s character panics and says: “OK. We get it. It’s wrong to leave mean comments, or post comments just for clout, or run your mouth on a podcast, and you don’t consider the impact because you’re 24 and stupid. But I think I speak for everyone when I say from now on, we’re going to be a lot more thoughtful about what we post online.”

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