Jennifer Lopez & Ja Rule Perform 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' & 'I'm Real' at the 2001 VMAs | MTV


Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule perform ‘Love Don't Cost A Thing’ and ‘I'm Real’ at the 2001 Video Music Awards. #VMAs #JenniferLopez #JaRule #MTV Subscribe to MTV: /> More from MTV: Official MTV Website: />Like MTV: />Follow MTV: />MTV Google+: />MTV on Tumblr: />MTV Instagram: />MTV on Pinterest: /> #MTV is your destination for the hit series #WNO , #VMA , #JerseyShore , #TheChallenge , #MTVFloribamaShore , #TeenMom and much more!



G Quinn
Took 17 Years to find out Jlo says R.U.L.E and not Are You Ready.
Anitta Jlover
17 years ago and still waiting for her performance today ! Such an Icon !
Boody ElFendor
J Lo is hot but omg those flat notes are hurting my soul...
bad gal ci ci
I thought this was a reunion 🤦🏽‍♀️
Liz Zamora
2018 VMA performance brought me here... who else?
Thug Yared
The original 2001 Love don't cost a thing 👌🏼 rules
anjelheaven
Ja Rule's (a rapper) pitch was better and he was actually on key.
Patreeya
Yessss, finally see this performance in high quality. Her dancebreak is always amazing even in Hip Hop era, she still finds her part that she can dance and shows her latin moves. And that’s perfect #QueenofDancebreak.
Rita Cane
Love the beautiful JLo but geesh JaRule saved that performance (vocally)
Jen Spisak
When i used to think she was asking "are you ellie"?
Judith Rhice
Ja Rule, that voice, 🔥. Jennifer was horrible.
Dream
Damn. She was pitchy & off all over the place 😨😨😨😨😨😨😨
terrance moffitt
Everybody turned on Ja Rule for 50 cent, I tell you fans aint loyal for nothing.
Xavier Carvajal
High definition !! Yasss! 🔥 Can't wait for tonight to see how she kick some bad asses.
Caskatovei
One thing about the VMA's 2001: Everybody remember only about BritneyXSnake performance.
kj
The dancing in the BEGINNING is nice ...🐸☕️
grace moukala
Ja rule was following her like a puppy.. She is out of breath lol
Militant Twinky X
50 Cent is about to get _really_ shady... 😂😂😂
Jonathan Alexander
Ja Rule just came back with her and relieved this again tonight at the VMA's I love it 🔥😍
Santino Marchan
People can say what they want but what you have to respect is her f***ing confidence. That's what gets people places they may not be the best but confidence and hard works can get you places
Scenia S
Damn ja rule still look the same!!!!
Unreleased/Underrated R&B Grooves
I actually remember this performance right when it aired. So many memories, and god what a year 2001 was. This & Missy Elliott's "One Minute Man/Tribute to Aaliyah" performance were my favorites from the VMA's that year.
whatudoin1
Murder inc really was vital for jlo...great dancer,limited vocal range but great chemistry with Rule
I'm Beautiful
They look good, but sound bad! 😳
Diamond Baby
Boricua Queen👑🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷❤️😘👌
jessaroo
gahhh I love her outfit and dancing!! she's still got it, def deserved the vanguard 🎶😊
Ntombi Ngcobo
omg this song 😭 & ja rule I was in love with him in 2003
504 Nola
So Ashanti wrote and song I'm real and they gave it to jlo with Ashanti voice lol
Pink
She looks amzing, but the voice😔
Barbieyury
She hasnt changed! She is seriously goals!!!!
H3DR0 D4
I love JLo, but let's be honest....She can't sing a word!
Ronald Brown
5:28 minutes of flat notes and cringe
Crystal Peters
Love ja rule
DJ Truth
Ja Rule actually tour the stage down that night with his awesome performance! He was the only thing that save that show! 50 Cent stole his style years ago and then had him sent to prison by the FBI when they shut down murder ink. But, you cannot keep a real man down and especially not a popping artist like Ja Rule! I wish him all the best and a strong comeback
Bad Bitch Mia
Poor ja Rule I'm miss him 😯
Waimond Echoes
Gives me childhood memories! I'm 34 now
Zoe Haywood
Ja Rule is sexy
SURVIVOR SURVIVOR
J Lo still got it 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥......you go Jenny from the block.....heeeeeey 🍾🍾🍾🥃🍷🥃🍷🥃🍷🥃🍷🥂❤❤❤❤❤❤
DJ Truth
I swear Ja Rule is going to make the biggest comeback in the whole entire game!!! He can have as many haters as a person can have... At the end of the day it's about a person getting back on their feet and trying to succeed no matter what! The man is already getting mad love from fans who switched out on him from the beef over 18 years ago when he was shut down by the Federal Bureau of Investigations not Curtis Jackson! Anyway, I feel that he will make a huge comeback
Tobias Hørsted
Holy shit this is bad
CONTAGIOUS MIA
It's official jLo has the secret potion of staying young forever. Idk his voice just 😍
Tia Joy
Ja Rule 🔥 yesssssssssss ... I'm here for this
Linda Cantu
I love watching this cuz of Ja Rule.♥️
AMGK 02
This performance was the same award show with Britney's iconic performance so I don't blame J-Lo for being lack luster. It was still cute though.
solomon boloyoung
This is one the songs that made my early 20s. Thanks JaRule & JLo for this beautiful food for soul
Tennille Tomlin
They killed it🔥🔥🔥
Diana Best-Hutchison
Jenny is puffed out! Ja Rule still sounds the same. Great performance 😀 my fav song of all time!
Ase' HueMan
it took JLo to bring back Ja Rule
Jessica A
Jennifer Lopez can’t sing
Robert Garcia
I honestly don’t remember this. The only thing that I remember was Britney’s slave 4 you performance
Sunmi Park
Jennifferr💕💕
SuperBullaMan
Her complexion, noes and hair sure changed?? Still can't sing!!
kells pereira
Wow i remember this i was 18 😵😍
Anna Banana
This was back 2001 guys ;) love the collab!!!
librnx1988
This Fucking Performance was Real..... Love Jennifer& Ja Rule Ohhh but the opening was Epic she can dance like no other ..
Luca 98
This song is so Iconic ,still fire 👑🔥👑🔥
K W
Jaaaa rulee
Lysia B
Ja Rule is underrated...sexy rapping voice and unique
Ciao Bella
I remember watching this!! Sooo good big JLO fan!!
Boss Queen
#39 thumbs down! I love MTV, and I'm an 80's baby from MA. But I can't. 😩
dontjudgeme20
Yall know I'm real was written and sang by ashanti .. jlo had no parts of it and it's not even her vocals on the song ... smh, which is why she sounds bad singing this song ... it's not her song and she never sang it
ThisIsIt55MJ
Ja Rule and JLo great duo
Ashleigh 20
Anyone else get a 'The way you make me feel' vibe?
Bebe Bebe
I Wish I can go back to these Days💖
Iriwa
One of my fave performances ever! Brings back memories!
jessaroo
timeless song 😁🎶 and I still remember all the words lmao
Brandon Arreaga I love you
Can’t wait for vmas 2018
Lola Amazon
When VMA’s use to be shit ! Nowadays it’s just plain trash. Bring back the early 2000s 🔥
Mwinga Oswin Gift
Jaru gat love for you man
Jerry Mein kampf
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Quisha F
17 years ago damn i felt like i was older , i was 4 going on 5 😭 and why they laughing lol
elle
Wow i never realized “I’m Real” was basically all Ashanti lmao 😂
Maurice Harriott
Performance was lack luster they move and sound old !
كونتك تف
2 0 1 9 💝
yeet yahh
I can’t takw Ja serious 😂
Juancho Guti Oficial
No sabía que Jenifer era tan intima del negro del WhatApp 🤣
JB de Nazareth
Feels like Hip Hop is back.
jessaroo
ahhhh this is taking me BAAAAACKKKKK
Julio César
Where Is the Dance Part in this video? How can eliminated the best of Jlo: Her moves? 🤔
Lydia Williams
Ashanti sounds so much better than whats her name..Ja did his part Sexy chocolate ass😘 #originalissawin
janicejanisjan
People need to read the title. It's a 2001 performance.
Yvette
They need to make another song together.
GarageStudio
*Such a fantastic throwback!* ✨ It was so nice when female performers wore such a variety of outfits to perform, rather than just leotards most wear today... P.S. I wish the notes weren't so flat though.
kevin davis
I’m here from the 2018 performance
Preci P
Wow ja rule... No voice like that..👍
TJ Jones
This Is One Of My Favourite Performances Of All Time.... One Of My Favourite Songs Of All Time... This Was Magical
stephanie
Where can I watch 2018 VMAs?
Ahri Arcade
thx for sharing so many great vma moments with us 😍🔥👍 edit: *is already dancin cause im real 💃
Laura Schell
My JAMMMMM 🎶 Gave me chills! Thank you for that! And Ja STILL FIT AS FK‼
Keneth Luna Sequeira
Desde ese entonces ella ya era la Reina de Reina JLO la amoo.♥️👑👑👑👑
Ivory Rayon
This PROVES that it was actually Ashanti on the actual track 😂 JLO just lip synced over it. She’s so flat toned.
Kesandra Williamson
Ja rule looks and performance the same. The best of part the performance
vangoghmatisse1
CONGRATS J LO!
james stpatrick
I used to think j lo was sayin "ARE U EARLY" hahahaha R-U-L-E
Natalia
That is real music 👌🏽100%
Perfect Pens
So basically Diddy is with Cassie is because she looks just like J-lo......creepy
Angel VanZant
Old school blend love it
lemon soda ice cream waffles muffins n sh!t
another sub par performance by Jennifer,ho hum
van guti.
Jennifer López x siempre mi cantante favorita. 👏👏👏
londonlovesbeautyx
Was the crowd too young to appreciate this?? They was dry asl