Jennifer Lopez Blasts the 'Cougar' Term (Again): "I'm Not After Younger Guys"

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In case you missed it, Jennifer Lopez is not dating her Boy Next Door costar Ryan Guzman.

After saying just that in a recent video, the "Booty" crooner shut down those rumors again during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday and gave her perspective on repeatedly being called a cougar.

When Ellen DeGeneres asked J.Lo if there was "anything going on" between her and her hot costar, the singer-actress said, "no, no, no." She has, however, been linked back to her younger ex-boyfriend Casper Smart, with reports flying earlier this month they had gotten back together.

Her relationship with Casper and other younger men in the past has had people calling her a "cougar" for quite some time now – a label she's not fond of in the least.

"I hate that they have like a label for a woman that would date a younger guy," she told Ellen. "If a younger guy's interested in you, what's the big deal? But, what's the word for the man that's after the younger girls? I'm not after younger guys. If younger guys like me than that's one thing, but there's like guys who just go after younger women, they have no label. You can date just one person and there's a label [for women]. There's a little bit of imbalance. It's not fair."

This is just the latest time J.Lo blasted the 'cougar' term. Last December, she told Self she was 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."

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