Jennifer Lopez delivers a different kind of thank you speech during MTV Movie & TV Awards

At the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards Sunday, Jennifer Lopez received the Generation Award and, upon accepting the award, Lopez stated that she had "a different kind of list of thank yous" for the night. Lopez then proceeded to not only thank her friends and family, but she also thanked her enemies.

"I want to thank all the people who gave me this life," said Lopez. "I want to thank the people who gave me joy and the ones who broke my heart. The ones who were true and the ones who lied to me. I want to thank true love and I want to thank the way that I lied to myself because that's how I knew that I had to grow. I want to thank disappointment and failure for teaching me to be strong, and my children for teaching me to love."

Lopez began to get emotional as she shared to the haters, "I want to thank all the people who told me to my face, or when I wasn't in the room, that I couldn't do this. I really don't think I could have done it without you."

Haters aside, Lopez also took time in her acceptance speech to thank her longtime manager Benny Medina, who she said "never let me stop believing in myself."

"You know when someone is at your side, you know when they're there when you're at your lowest and most hopeless point, that you will never forget it and you never want to let them down. And there were times so low that I think I kept on going more for you than for myself," Lopez told Medina, who was in the audience.

Finally, Lopez ended her speech apologizing for getting emotional and sent a little special message to her fiancé and family back home, as she stated, "Ben and everyone at home, wait for me to have dinner. I'll be home by seven!"

Video transcript

JENNIFER LOPEZ: I want to thank all the people who told me to my face, or when I wasn't in the room, that I couldn't do this. I really don't think I couldn't have done it without you.

KYLIE MAR: Jennifer Lopez received the Generation Award at the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards Sunday. And during her acceptance speech, J.Lo didn't just thank her friends and family. She also thanked her enemies.

JENNIFER LOPEZ: I want to thank the people who gave me joy, and the ones who broke my heart. The ones who were true, and the ones who lied to me.

KYLIE MAR: Fans thought J.Lo's speech was powerful and took to social media praising her for thanking the haters, as well as those who believed in her. One person even tweeted that it was the most inspiring speech J.Lo has ever given. And J.Lo herself got a little emotional when she thanked her children.

JENNIFER LOPEZ: I want to thank disappointment and failure for teaching me to be strong. And my children for teaching me to love.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

KYLIE MAR: And she ended her speech with a special message to her fiance, Ben Affleck.

JENNIFER LOPEZ: Thank you, and Ben, and everybody at home. Wait for me to have dinner. I'll be home my seven.

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