WATCH: Jennifer Lopez Serves Selena Realness at 2015 Billboard Latin Awards

Jennifer Lopez honored the late Latina icon Selena Quintanilla last night in a flawless Selena biopic mini-revival at the 2015 Billboard Latin Awards.

Her performance had everything.


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Tiny guitars:

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And MORE Ruffles:

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The emotional tribute featured a compilation of the icon’s greatest hits, including “Bidi Bidi Bom,” “Amor Prohibido,” and “Dreaming of You,” ending with an on-stage appearance from members of Selena’s family.


Lopez, who portrayed Selena in the 1997 biopic of her life, career, and early death, discussed her personal relationship with the revolutionary performer on The Today Show with Natalie Morales. She even attributes Selena’s influence to the impetus of her own musical career.

It really did mark my life. It was an important part of my life. It still is. I really did find my voice through Selena.

#NoMeQuedaMas #Billboards2015 #SelenaForever

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J. Lo considers the artist a mentor, forever inspired by Selena’s musical and spiritual impact on the world.

There is only one Selena. And there only ever will be.

In case you are in need of a turbo shot of life to get you through your day, check out J Lo’s flawless red carpet look:


And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you rufie the world from remembering that you consented to acting in Gigli.