Jennifer Lopez Faces Lawsuit Over Steamy Performance at Moroccan Festival

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Apparently, the country of Morocco isn't ready for J. Lo's jelly. According to TMZ, a local educational group filed a lawsuit against the Jennifer Lopez on the grounds that her recent televised performance in the nation's capital of Rabat was way too steamy for their airwaves. But their grievances go even deeper than the fact that Jennifer's sexy routine was broadcast for mass consumption on the country's 2M public TV network – allegedly, their main objection is that singer's performance at the Mawazine World Rhythms International Music Festival on May 29 "disturbed public order and tarnished women's honor and respect."

Unfortunately, the fallout developing from J. Lo's show doesn't end there. The BBC reports that some citizens are calling for the resignation of Morocco's minister of communications Mustapha Khalifi, who gave the green light for the singer's performance to air on national TV. The media outlet also states that Mr. Khalifi tweeted, "What was broadcast is unacceptable and goes against broadcasting law," and he also announced plans to address the issue with the TV network's ethics committee. If found guilty, J. Lo could face anywhere from a month to two years in prison.

This isn't J. Lo's first time ruffling feathers with an overseas performance. In 2013, human rights activists criticized the "Booty" singer for doing a birthday party performance for the president of Turkmenistan, who has been accused of human rights violations.

J. Lo has yet to publicly respond to the lawsuit, but in the meantime here's some footage from the performance in question:


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