"It doesn't matter if you wear black tie or a Black Lives Matter T-shirt, but suit up and show up, because our action creates our destiny, our joy creates space for our freedom".
She added: "When I started paying my own bills, I did not have enough money to buy the clothes that matched the taste level I was accustomed to from stealing from my mom's closet".
After tearing up at gushing, congratulatory video messages from Renée Zellweger, Nicole Kidman and her two children - Max and Emme - the 2020 People's Choice Icon reflected on her challenging journey to success, and, of course, gave a shout-out to her showstopping Super Bowl halftime performance with Shakira.
"Oh, my God 2020 man, 2020 was no joke, right?" The latest awards show to go partially virtual this year was the People's Choice Awards 2020. I also, didn't know this could happen, but I reached the end of Instagram four times.
The star, who had her kids with singer Mark Anthony said, 'Everything that was going on, and there were protests and a lot of things they were seeing. I know it's been a tough year for everyone. Sometimes when I'm exhausted or beaten down like a lot of us have been this year, it's my family, my friends, my babies and my fans, you guys, who have lifted me up when I couldn't lift myself.
"As a Latina and as a woman, we have to sometimes work twice as hard to get the opportunity", Lopez said. Lopez said while accepting the Icon Award.
Other winners included Becky G for Latin Artist of 2020 and Cardi B for Best Collaboration of 2020 for her song "WAP" with Megan Thee Stallion. Just because you don't live in Italy any more, you're still Italian.