Jennifer Lopez sparked an online debate after she was honoured as the “most influential Latina” of all time by The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States.
The title was not very well received among Shakira’s fans as they said that the Marry Me star is not even a “real Latina.”
Social media users even pointed out that Lopez was born in the Bronx, with parents from Puerto Rico while the Waka Waka singer was born in Colombia.
The Recording Academy marked the Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating Ben Affleck’s wife’s “triple-threat superstardom” which “brought Latin culture to center stage.”
“Boundary-breaking career as an actor, dancer and GRAMMY-nominated singer, Jennifer Lopez is arguably the most influential Latin entertainer of all time,” the website wrote in the story.