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Jennifer Lopez hits back at fans criticizing her for launching new cocktail brand

Jennifer Lopez hits back at fans criticizing her for launching new cocktail brand

The singer has come under fire for her latest business endeavour

Jennifer Lopez has hit back at fans who have slammed her for launching a cocktail brand, insisting that she enjoys a tipple from time to time.

Back in April, Lopez announced that she'd be launching a cocktail branch, which led some criticism from some fans, with a few branding the business move as a 'moneygrab', as she'd been vocal in the past about abstaining from alcohol.

And now the singer has responded to the criticism:

Responding in a Instagram video, the 53-year-old singer said: "You know what, I know that a lot of people have been talking about, 'Oh, she doesn’t even drink, what’s she doing with a cocktail line?'

"And to tell you the truth, for a long time I didn’t drink."

"Years back, as you will see from several photos of me out, over the past 10, maybe 15 years, I have been, you know, having the occasional cocktail.

"I do enjoy the occasional cocktail. I do drink responsibly, I don’t drink to get s**tfaced.

"I drink to be social and to have a nice time and just relax and let loose a bit, but always responsibly."

Talking about her preferences, the 'Jenny from the Block' singer said: "I have to tell you, I’ve tried a lot of different things, cocktails.

"I was into White Russians at one point, I was into rosé, but I never found anything that I really loved, like, 'OK, that’s what I love, this is what I like to drink when I have a drink'."

And that's where her brand, Delola, comes into the picture.

Jennifer Lopez's cocktail brand has been criticised by some fans.
Instagram/Jennifer Lopez

Lopez explained: "And so like anything else in my life, I made it myself.

"I created Delola and Delola is really about a healthier way, something that fit my lifestyle to drink the way that I would drink, the way Jennifer drinks."

She also said her brand has 'lower calories', 'natural flavours' and is also gluten-free.

The Hustlers star said: "Beautiful spritzers that I came up with, ready to be poured over ice, super easy, something that fits my lifestyle, not something that is gonna have to be belabored and I have to work on to get the right flavor and so that’s what I created."

Some fans still weren't buying her explanation, however.

Lopez addressed the criticism online.
Instagram/Jennifer Lopez

One said: "Just give me a break!!! Now you drink , BS, just anything to make money!" whilst another wrote: "Nope I guess the acting roles have dried up so you're following others in liquor business as well."

While some also mentioned her husband Ben Affleck's history with alcohol addiction.

In a 2021 interview with TODAY, Lopez spoke about the launch of alcohol-free mixers, saying: "I don’t drink because I don’t like the effects of alcohol, but I like being social.”

UNILAD has previously reached out to Lopez's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@delola

Topics: Celebrity, Jennifer Lopez, Food and Drink