Jennifer Lopez on Returning to ‘American Idol’: It’s Not About Money


Jennifer Lopez phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about her return to American Idol.

With the news just announced this morning, Jennifer admits although she’s more-than-excited to return to the hit FOX show, coming back to the judges panel for Season 13 actually comes at the worst time possible.

“It was one of those things …it was so hard for me to leave the first time …[but] to be honest right now is the worst time for me to stop and do Idol! … I’m doing two movies and I have my album coming out, but I’m doing it because I want to. I love it!”

Jennifer adds that she sat down and had dinner with fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. the other night and revealed when it comes to this group, fans can expect a lot of humor. The “Live It Up” singer describes the Idol meal as “it was like a lot of people taking little dives at each other … Harry’s a real joker and he’s really straightforward, but with that New Orleans charm.”

Jennifer reveals she’s extremely excited to return to Idol and is quick to clarify that for her it’s not about a big contract. “I know people like to make a big deal about the money, but for me, it’s not about that.”

Listen to the full interview above for more from Jennifer.