Jennifer Lopez was one of the many women honored at Thursday nights Billboard Women In Music event.
Lopez was honored with the Icon Award, joining the ranks of Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain, Mary J. Blige, Cyndi Lauper, and last year’s honoree Alanis Morissette.
During her acceptance speech talked about her passions for music and dance and how her mother influenced her to pursue her dreams.
“My mom used to put me on the kitchen table and would show me how to do the booty shake, or we’d sing the oldies, whatever was at the top of the Billboard charts at the time,” said Lopez. “Those are my first performances. It’s what inspired me to do what I’ve had the privilege to do for all of you all these years.”