By: Roxanne Steele
Wow last night on Idol things got real emotional for contestant La’Porsha Renae who performed “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige. In a video intro the single mom revealed an abusive relationship she was in. That emotion came through in her performance and JLo could not hold back her tears.
“It takes a lot of strength to overcome those things in your life, baby” JLo told La’Porsha after with tears in her eyes. “I know. Everybody knows. We’ve all been through stuff like that. You know what I mean? Honestly, you’re an inspiration. It was so beautiful. You put it in your music. You don’t over do it. It was powerful. Thank you for that moment.” Take a look.
After her performance, La’Porsha spoke to People about why she opened up about her abusive relationship.
“It was something that needed to happen,” she said. “I got out of that bad relationship in April and came straight into American Idol so I didn’t have time to heal. Having America pick this song for me forced me to face the feelings I had been running from. That’s why I got so emotional.”
So since Jennifer Lopez expressed that we’ve all been through stuff like that many are wondering if Lopez herself was once in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately it’s a silent situation most don’t come forward with. There is help out there ladies. Call the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or call us here at WYCD 313-298-1999. We love you and we care!