Jennifer Lopez’s music video for “Ain’t Your Mama” just dropped, and it’s definitely a morning eye-opener.
The song—which J.Lo first performed during the series finale of “American Idol”—is a women’s-lib battle cry of sorts (“When did you get too comfortable? /’Cause I’m too good for that, just remember that/ I ain’t gonna be cooking all day, I ain’t your mama”) and the video nails the concept, tracing Jen in a series of stereotypical female-filled roles, from a Betty Draper–esque 1950s housewife to a 1980s power-suit-wearing corporate femme, straight out of “Working Girl.”
It’s inevitable some critics will knock J.Lo—the song was produced by Dr. Luke, who allegedly sexually assaulted Kesha. Plus, the track and video could be construed as trying to profit from pop culture’s current obsession with all things F-word-related, especially since one of Jen’s last big hits, “Booty,” featured lyrics such as “Big, big booty/What you got a big booty/Go and grab a man, bring him to the dance floor/Go on let them jeans touch you while you’re dancing/It’s his birthday, give him what he ask for.”
Still, good on J.Lo for saying something of value, and the song, written by Meaghan Trainor, is catchy is hell.