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Jennifer Lopez donates $1 million to Puerto Rico hurricane victims

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Hurricane Maria has ravaged the island

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J-Lo has much to apologise for, not least of all for making Heather Mills’ leg fall off, but worse still she was accused of accepting large amounts of money to serenade “crooks and dictators”. Lopez later apologised after she’d sung ‘Happy Birthday’ to the president of Turkmenistan, a man human rights groups said had “ruled with an iron fist since 2006.”

Jennifer Lopez has pledged to donate $1 million in earnings from her Las Vegas residency to the Hurricane Maria relief effort in Puerto Rico.

The singer announced her donation at a New York press conference, alongside New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

“Alex Roriguez and I, who are both New Yorkers, are using all our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean,” said Lopez first in Spanish, then in English, before going on to confirm donations and support from the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball and ex-husband Marc Anthony.

“We are working day and night to identify the needs,” Lopez said.

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Earlier this year, Jennifer Lopez confirmed that she has collaborated with Drake on new music.

On the subject of a collaboration, Lopez told ET: “He just asked me to do a song with him and that’s what we’ve been doing. We’ll see if it’s on his next album.” JLo also said to ExtraTV : “We did one song together. I don’t know if we will do more – we will see!”

Last year, she also contributed a song to raise funds for the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre.

Lopez made ‘Love Make The World Go Round’ with Lin-Manuel Miranda, an actor who wrote the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Proceeds from the song went to the charity Proyecto Somos Orlando, a charity set up by the Hispanic community in Orlando to address mental health needs. The Hispanic community was especially hit hard by the Pulse shootings, with 95% of the victims being Latino.

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