Russ Says: Did JLO & Diddy Provide The Most Awkward Moment In Idol History?

Fri, March 11, 2011 3:20pm EST by 4 Comments
Courtesy of Fox

Courtesy of Fox

When Diddy took the stage last night on American Idol, was anyone else wondering how weird it must have been for him and Jennifer Lopez?

In December of 1999, former lovers Jennifer Lopez and Diddy were avoiding gunfire and the police in NYC, but on March 10 they were on the Idol stage together. Awkward! After a very touchy break-up, usually nobody ever wants to see their exes in any way. Although JLo and the artist formally known as Puff Daddy have been at multiple red carpets and events since their split, last night was the first time they had such a close interaction.

How must it of felt for Diddy to be performing with his former girlfriend staring right at him the entire time!

Let’s back track a bit, the two stars dated for two and a half years back in the pre-Twitter days of the nineties. (Sidebar: why does everything bad happen when it starts with two and a half in front of it?) Shortly after Christmas in 1999 the couple was clubbing together when Diddy‘s entourage and another group started shooting at each other. Jennifer and Diddy were driven from the Manhattan nightclub called Club New York to later be stopped by cops, where a gun was found in the front seat of their vehicle. The stress of that situation and Diddy being charged for felony gun possession were the catalysts of a break up shortly there after.

Fast forward to last night, Diddy performed as Diddy-Dirty Money and Jennifer Lopez was in her normal seat at the judges table. Not knowing he was performing when I started watching last nights show I instantly thought back to their moment with the law, and I wasn’t even in their relationship. They had to have been thinking of their past! I know they are professionals but they have a history and that had to be quite the awkward moment.

So HollywoodLifers, Do you think that I am overreacting with this or would you avoid this situation at all costs?

Russ Weakland


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Posted at 12:08 PM on March 12, 2011  

I just wanted to leave a comment that goes like this…They truly loved each other. Their chemistry was so real! I know that there has always been a love for diddy’s ex Kim, but for Jennifer it was youthful, fresh, and innocent. If he coud have stayed away from the bad things in life, the two of them could have surrived. It was an amazing love affair. But of course, diddy just still had too much play in him. So no matter the years that have pasted, they never truly got over each other. Just like Chris Brown and Rhianna. Their love will last a life time! Jennifer has moved on with a more practical life for her.. husband, children, and a home. But the flame that she once had for diddy, was in her eyes as she watched him once again. That’s a good love!

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Posted at 5:27 PM on March 11, 2011  

This is Hollywood. They “normally” swap partners. P Diddy needs to thank the people who invented rap music, otherwise these rappers will not have a job.

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Posted at 4:36 PM on March 11, 2011  

Its not a big deal!That was over 10 yeasr ago!they have both moved on and they have remained as friends, they even support each other in their charity work!

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Posted at 3:57 PM on March 11, 2011  


Well, in the music or film industry, your bound to come across your ex’es and people you may not like, but realistically, you have to work with the situation and bear with it. The best way is to forget the past and move on. Understand that it is something you cannot avoid, Diddy must have known Lopez was going to be there and I am sure she also knew. They made it the best out of the situation. I think they looked okay with what was going on. Maybe they have dealt already and agreed to go forward rather than be in the past or dwelling on the past.


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