Jennifer Lopez was on the cover of W Magazine recently, and in the interview, she discusses the Bronx and how she grew up.
"My mom and I butted heads," she said. "I didn't want to go to college - I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, 'This is what I have to do.' A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe. When I got back, I booked In Living Color. I became a Fly Girl and moved to LA. It all happened in a year," she said.
She admitted that once she moved to LA she missed New York.
"I hated LA," she said. "I was asking, 'Where's the store for milk? Don't you guys walk on the street?' Now I love Los Angeles, but it doesn't give me strength the way the Bronx did. All the strength that I needed for life, I got from that neighborhood."