Jennifer Lopez Is Tired of People Calling Her a Cougar

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Jennifer Lopez is over the labels.

After being called a "cougar" for quite some time, especially while dating her ex Casper Smart, the "Booty" crooner told Self she is tired of being criticized for dating younger men.

"All the old clichés about women need to be undone. Enough already," she continued. "We're in the other position now. We are desirable older, we can date younger guys and it's not this big taboo. Men have been doing this for years, and it's no big deal."

This isn't the first time the 45-year-old songstress has fired back at critics who've said she needs to tone it down at her age.

25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Dinner and ShowBack in October when J.Lo released her twerk-filled "Booty" video with Iggy Azalea, critics said she was acting too young in it, to which she replied, "This is good for women."

"You have to know that you don't disappear after you're 28 years old," she told The Insider on Yahoo! "You can be here, you can be vital and young and sexy and feel good about yourself. You don't have to worry about competing with anybody."

The January 2015 issue of Self , which J.Lo covers, hits newsstands Dec. 23.

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