Rosie Perez calls Jennifer Lopez a ‘ghetto biatch’

Rosie Perez Jennifer Lopez
Rosie Perez first encountered Jennifer Lopez when the “Jenny from the Block” singer auditioned to be a Fly Girl dancer on “In Living Color,” where Perez was the choreographer.

Being a Fly Girl isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

Rosie Perez reveals in her new memoir, “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life,” that she and Jennifer Lopez aren’t on the best of terms — and it’s been that way for a long, long time.

Perez first encountered Lopez when the “Jenny from the Block” singer auditioned to be a Fly Girl dancer on “In Living Color,” where Perez was the choreographer. Perez says she fought to get Lopez on the squad — despite show boss Keenan Ivory Wayans complaining that she was “chubby and corny” — only to regret it when Lopez displayed early signs of diva-dom. “All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup and me, all to her advantage,” Perez writes, adding that when confronted, Lopez went off on her like “some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest.”

Apparently the chill between them has never thawed. “We ladies of color all know how hard it is for us in the entertainment business,” Perez writes. “This kind of s— hurts us all and those that follow in our footsteps.”


Dr. Dre is king of hip hop with…

With $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings, veteran rapper and record producer Dr. Dre topped Forbes list as the highest paid hip hop artist, ousting Sean "Diddy" Combs from the…


Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in U.S.…

A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges.


Inside the UN Climate Summit

First Avenue was a sea of blue suits, black Suburbans and countless officers from multiple security agencies Tuesday as the United Nations representatives met to…


Bloomberg: Going green will grant you longer life…

Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg tells Metro that cities are where fighting global warming can make a difference, and increase people’s lifespan.


Craig Ferguson wants you to see his new…

Craig Ferguson thinks his new game show will become "a comedy show in which a game is played and money is won."


Anthony Anderson on dealing with your 'ish'

Anthony Anderson discusses finding the humor in his "Black-ish" family.


Photos: See who Robert Pattinson was caught holding…

Robert Pattinson has a new girlfriend.

The Word

The Word: Kris and Bruce Jenner's predictably public…

They said it wouldn't last — mostly because of that separation almost a year ago. And now, more than a year later, Kris and Bruce…


Here's the 8 best and worst sporting goodbyes

With Derek Jeter set to retire following the 2014 Major League Baseball season, we look back at some of the great and not-so-great sporting goodbyes.


NFL Week 4 schedule (TV, kickoff, start time)

NFL Week 4 schedule (TV, kickoff, start time)


NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks at top, Bears and…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks at top, Bears and Steelers rise


3 things that went wrong in Jets loss…

The Jets have very little room for error with a far-from-explosive offense.


NYC fall real estate hot list

The upcoming developments and areas everyone's buzzing about.


Milan Fashion Week shows the best of Italian…

Metro rounds up the cut of the collections at Milan Fashion Week.


The 2014 Maker Faire saw robots, printers and…

Got a broken button maker? There’s a fix for that – and Tony Stanzione of the Fixers’ Collective says he can show you how.


First look: Uniqlo's fall/winter 2014 kids collection

Get a sneak peek at Uniqlo's kids and babies fall/winter 2014 line.