Music Critic break/doWn | Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule I’m Real (Remix)

Jennifer Lopez
feat. Ja Rule
I'm Real (Remix)
from the album: J. Lo


by: matt halverson
Everybody's talking about the love life of J-Lo (that's Jennifer Lopez for those of you who have neither turned on the T.V., gone to the movies or listened to pop radio in the last, oh, 12 months). First it was Puff Daddy, then it was P-Diddy (yes, they count as two different people) and now it's this Cris Judd that she up and married last weekend. Who? you might ask. Who cares, we say. We want to know what's going on with the little tryst with Ja Rule she hints at in "I'm Real (Remix)." She has a history of dating people in "the biz" - does this mean they got it on, too? The proof is in the lyrics.

Original Lyrics

(Ja Rule) [Jennifer Lopez]
(What's my motherf--kin' name?)
(Blowin' back on this Mary Jane, I'm analyzin' the game)
[And the game done chose me]
(To bring pain to pussy niggaz and pussy hoes, it's one in the same)
[Ever since you told me]
(There's only room for two, I've been makin' less room for you)
[Now only God can hold me]
(Hug me, love me, judge me, the only Man that help is above me, holla)

Jennifer Lopez:
I met so many men and
It's like they're all the same
My appetite for lovin'
Is now my hunger pain

And when I'm feelin' sexy
Who's gonna comfort me?
My only problem is
Their insecurity

Chorus 1: (Ja Rule) [Jennifer Lopez]
(Tired of bein' alone)
[Yeah, yeah]
(Sick of arguin' on the phone)
[Yeah, yeah]
(Are you tellin' all your friends)
[Yeah, yeah]
(That your nigga don't understand)
[My love]

Chorus 2: (Jennifer Lopez) [Ja Rule]
(Cause I'm real)
[The way you walk, the way you move, the way you talk]
(Cause I'm real)
[The way you stare, the way you look, your style, your hair]
(Cause I'm real)
[The way you smile, the way you smell, it drives me wild]
(Cause I'm real)
(And I can't go on without you)

Ja Rule:
Girl, I've been thinkin' bout this relationship
And I wanna know, is this as good as it get?
Cause we've been through the worst times and the best times
But it was our time, even if it was part-time
My baby lookin' at me, smilin' at me, laughin' like we wasn't happy
But not knowin', ever growin' and we're getting' married
Hard lovin' and straight thuggin'
Bitch, I ain't doin' this shit for nothin'
I'm here to get it poppin', hop in, let's ride up in the Benz
Hair blowin' in the wind, sun glistenin off my skin, hey
I'm nasty, heh, you know me
But you still don't f--k with your baby

Repeat Chorus 2

Jennifer Lopez
Now people lovin' me and hatin' me, treatin' me ungratefully
But not knowin' that they ain't makin' or breakin' me
My life I live, it to the limit and I love it
Now I can breathe again, baby, now I can breathe again
Now people screamin' "What the deal with you and so and so?"
I tell them niggas, mind their biz, but they don't hear me though
Cause I live my life to the limit and I love it
Now I could breathe again, baby, now I could breathe again

Repeat Chorus 1

Repeat Chorus 2


(Ja Rule) [J-Lo]
(Remind everyone who I am before my fifteen minutes are up)
[Wait, you're Ja Rule, right?]
(I've fooled myself into believing that hallucinogenic drugs will give me a better understanding of my
chosen industry)
[You think you're having trouble understanding the music industry? Look at me, I was an actress first. How the hell did I get here?]
(I'm an equal-opportunity ass-kicker)
[I was devastated when you broke up with me. I still can't believe you can give up this ass. Have you looked at it lately?]
(Sorry, but I got another girl on the side, and I can't afford the both of you. Plus, that big ass of yours is overrated.)
[I'm giving up men and joining a convent]
(Oh yeah? "Do this, do that." You're so damn needy, I'm ready to give up women and join a monastery.)

Yes, the rumors are true: I'm kind of easy
But all the guys I've bedded kind of blur into one
And now that I've been with so many of them
I'm getting' kind of sore down south, if you catch my drift

But when I need to get a piece
I can't decide which one to go home with
Most of them are so intimidated by me
They can barely get it up

Chorus 1: (Ja Rule) [J-Lo]
(You have to stop holding out on me, cause I really need to get laid)
[Is that you're way of saying you want to get back together?]
(It used to be so easy to make booty calls)
[I'm not going to let you define our relationship in terms of sex anymore]
(And you have to quit telling your girlfriends - )
[I stopped listening a couple minutes ago]
( - That I'm no good in bed. How do you know I'm not trying to hook up with one of them?)
[Once again, that's not the best way to get me to come back]

Chorus 2: (J-Lo) [Ja Rule]
(Don't you read the newspapers? I'm a big movie star.)
[All I care about is that big ass of yours and how you shake it when you walk]
(I'm also a big pop music star)
[I know you've got that restraining order, but I've been spying on you]
(You don't think I have an over-inflated ego, do you?)
[Basically, I'm only interested in your physical qualities]
(Oh yeah, I use to date Puffy - I mean P. Diddy. That's gotta make me pretty cool too, right?)
(But I have this self-loathing problem, and it makes it hard for me to stay away from thugs like you.)

Ja Rule:
So I've been doing a little self reflection (which means I've also been smoking a lot of weed)
And I've come to the conclusion that I need a little more out of this relationship
I put up with all your bitching and moaning, but I have to admit the sex is good
And we've had fun, haven't we - even though I was sleeping with your best friend behind your back
Now I have to put up with your friends talking about us behind my back
They think my infidelity is going to keep us from getting married
Personally I think I'm good at juggling my gang banging and my love life
I may call you disrespectful names, but remember, I knock off liquor stores and sell crack so I can afford to
buy you nice things
Let's take a ride in my expensive convertible through my old neighborhood so I can show my
friends the hot girl I'm dating
Damn, even I look good in this car
I know I treat you bad sometimes
But don't talk back or I'll slap you in the mouth

Repeat Chorus 2

I think there are a lot of people jealous of my status as a sex symbol and superstar
But my opinion of myself is so high, that it would be difficult for them to make me think less of myself
I've taken on a lot of things in the last year, and I don't have much room in my life for someone like you
Without you suffocating me, I can try to make myself into an even bigger star
I'm glad I finally married my choreographer, because I was getting tired of people asking about who I was
I'm big and I'm getting bigger
And I can't get bigger with you

Repeat Chorus 1

Repeat Chorus 2

Note: Lyrics in break/doWns are not necessarily 100% accurate.