Jennifer Lopez's Booty Lands Her in Hot Water in Morocco
By Gina Vivinetto
After a steamy concert last month in Morocco, pop star Jennifer Lopez is facing a lawsuit! An education group in the North African nation is suing the "Booty" singer for being too sexy at last month’s Mawazine Festival, held in the capital city of Rabat.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the group feels J.Lo "tarnished women’s honor” at the May 29 concert, which was broadcast on television to two million viewers.
The performance featured all the typical J.Lo fare -- singing, dancing, slinky bodysuits and plenty of rump-shaking shenanigans. It was too much for the group, whose lawsuit says both the 45-year-old American Idol judge and her concert promoter "disturbed public order."
If found guilty, Lopez faces a prison sentence of up to two years.
According to the BBC, the concert even got government officials in trouble. Many are calling for the resignation of Mustapha Khalfi, Morocco’s Minister of Communication. Khalfi himself is on the record as disapproving of the concert. "What was broadcast was unacceptable and goes against the broadcast law," Khalfi tweeted.
The ten-day festival also featured performances by Pharrell Williams, Usher, Akon, Sting and Maroon 5.
The lawsuit isn't slowing down the diva. Back at home in the states, Lopez is hard at work filming her new NBC police drama Shades of Blue, and her upcoming movie with Viola Davis, Lila and Eve,hits theaters July 17.
Also on her plate is prepping for her Las Vegas residency, which starts in January. Something tells us that unlike Moracco, Sin City knows what to expect from a J.Lo concert!