Fall? What fall? That’s the line Jennifer Lopez took on Monday morning (November 23) after her apparent slip during Sunday night’s American Music Awards performance became one of the most-searched items on the Internet.
Giggling while reliving the seeming slip-up during her run through her new single “Louboutins,” Lopez appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show on Monday (November 23) and made light of the incident.
“Did I? Did I? Did I trip a little bit? I don’t even remember,” Lopez said with a chuckle. “Yeah, I meant to do that. You should know me better than that. That was part of the choreography.”
The brief stumble (which E! Online reported was edited out of the West Coast feed of the show out of respect for Lopez by the show’s producers) took place after the singer climbed up the backs of her shirtless male dancers and then leaped into the air after reaching the top. She seemed to lose her footing on landing and slipped momentarily onto her backside, jumping up almost instantly and continuing with her routine.
Seacrest gave her props for what he termed “the greatest recovery ever” and Lopez explained that, “The measure of things is not what happens when you fall, it’s how you recover when you fall … It was fun, it was really fun,” she said. “It was nice to be back on stage and doing my thing.”
(It was that kind of night: Adam Lambert also fell during his performance.)
After a year or so out of the musical spotlight, Lopez’s performance was the first major promotional appearance in support of her upcoming album, which is due out in early 2010.