Jennifer Lopez Recreates Famous Grammys Look (and Dances with Half-Naked Men) in New Music Video

03/14/2014 at 10:24 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez I Luh Ya Papi videoJeff Vespa/Wireimage

Jennifer Lopez has hit us with a #throwback like no other. On Thursday night, the American Idol judge released the music video for her “I-know-you-want-me” urban pop track “I Luh Ya Papi,” in which she brings us the 2014 version of her famous ultra-plunging Versace gown from the 2000 Grammys — a crazy low-cut jumpsuit with the same wild jungle print!

“We didn’t really even plan that,” Lopez tells PEOPLE. “The stylist just brought it on the rack and I saw it and was like, ‘What’s the jungle print doing there?’ So it just kind of worked out.”

The video shows the 44-year-old in various outfits that are reminiscent of some of her most iconic fashion moments whilst being surrounded by scantily clad men. “We decided to flip the script,” Lopez says. “We were asking ourselves, ‘Why do the guys always have the fun?’ This video is for the girls!”

Apart from that green plunging neckline, you will also see Lopez in a white outfit on a yacht that looks a lot like the cover of her On the 6 album from 1999, short shorts and all. But instead of being a play thing for the boys, her role is a new one. “Why do men always objectify the women?” says one of her back up dancers at the beginning of the video (watch below) in which they foresee what their idea for flipping the script will look like. “Why can’t we for once objectify the men?”

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Though it looks effortless on all parts, working with male models as opposed to dancers proved to be a challenge for Lopez’s choreographer beau Casper Smart, who was responsible for directing all their moves. “I mean they’re beautiful,” says Lopez of the male models she was flanked with in the video. “Lying there, it was genius! But when they had to get up and be like, ‘I luh you,’ it was like, ‘OKAY guys maybe one more take.’ This was the closest I would ever do to a rap video. It was a lot of fun.”

It definitely looks like a lot of fun, but the mom of 6-year-old twins will be the first to admit that it’s hard work bringing on the sexy. “It’s the other job to the job! But it is what it is, you gotta buckle down,” says the pop star. As for how she maintains her sexy figure (her body in the video is insane!), it’s plain and simple: “You gotta work out and watch what you eat.”

Watch J.Lo’s new video above. What do you think of her paying homage to old styles? Are you a fan of the clip? Share your thoughts below!

–Raha Lewis with reporting by Patrick Gomez

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liz on

Jlo does look good for her age. This video should be for someone younger. The song is boring and annoying.

Molly on

Oh my…. those pants looks ridiculous on her, her legs look horrible, like a cone or something. V

kelly on

Jennifer made a pact with devil and sacrificed selena’s soul to become famous , this is a fact. if selena wouldn’t have died she would have all the fame that jlo has….. jlo was never as famous until after selena’s death.

Iona on

Hated it! I couldn’t understand anything she said and she looked ridiculous. I normally like her but she was the epitome of everything I hate in music video, which was probably the point

CEzzar on

gorgeous jlo.. nice video and song…. keep living your dream girl.

befashiononline on

Jennifer shouldn’t be making this kind of music, wearing those kinds of clothes, & dancing like a young chick at this stage in her career. She can also relay that message to Beyonce. Their fans have grown, so their music should too. They’re both mothers. Their music should reflect where they are in their lives & what they inspire to achieve. If they can’t do that, they should bow out of the industry. It means that they outgrew it. They can always tour & sing their old hits.

JAS on

The smell of desperation is palpable…

Miriam on

Yuck

Maggie on

For all of you that slam her for this or that , your all just jealous of her she’s beautiful and you all know that. Who wouldn’t want to dance like her and have her body, she will be beautiful at any age she takes care of her self and that’s how you look and stay young….just saying!!!

Mellie on

Jennifer L. needs to realize that she’s not 22 anymore. I would not want my daughter watching it even as a teenager. Too many people acting provocative, touching their own private parts, other’s private parts. Isn’t the world sick enough with people like Justin B and others always clutching their crotches? I like JLo on American Idol, and I admit she’s beautiful, but this video brings her level down as far as classy a whole bunch.

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