Jennifer Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the W Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard for her musical accomplishments on Thursday June 20th 2013. She became the 2,500th person to be honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Lopez, fighting back tears, thanked her cheering fans and her colleagues at the ceromony.
“I love you, thank you so much for going on this journey with me,” she said. “This landmark moment inspires me to work harder and dream bigger for all that is the future. I hope you feel as I do that it was all worth it, and I hope that I have touched your hearts even in a small way.”
“My dream was always to entertain, to be an artist. I did not seek to become a movie star, never thought about being famous or have money, I did not,” she said to the crowd. “I just wanted to be good at whatever I did. I wanted to be a great actress, I wanted to be a singer, I wanted to be a great artist,” he said moments before unveiling the star with her name.
The triple threat said she takes inspiration from Sophia Loren, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Bette Midler, Rita Moreno and Jane Fonda, who attended the ceremony.
She was also joined by her mother, her children Emma and Max, and her boyfriend Casper Smart, as well as filmmaker Gregory Nava –who directed her in “Selena”– rap singer Pitbull and Keenen Ivory Wayans, from the comedy series “In Living Color.”
Gregory Nava, who directed Lopez in “Selena,” called her “the hardest worker I have ever known.”
“We made a couple of movies together and when I directed `Selena,’ — she rocked the world when she played `Selena.’ Jennifer said to me, `Greg, I’m gonna become the first Latina superstar. I’m gonna have a number-one movie and a number-one record at the same time.’ And I said, `Impossible, nobody does that.’ Yeah. Impossible for everybody but Jennifer.”
“It’s a new day for women, it’s a new day for Latinos, it’s a new day,” she said.