On Thursday, June 16, Lopez took the stage at Dodger Stadium for the sixth annual Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala. As part of her act, Lopez, 52, brought out a special guest performer: her 14-year-old daughter Emme, who she shares with her ex-husband Marc Anthony.
“The last time we performed together was in a big stadium like this and I ask them to sing with me all the time, and they won’t,” she said. “So this is a very special occasion. They are very, very busy. Booked. And pricey. They cost me when they come out. But they’re worth every single penny because they’re my favorite duet partner of all time. So if you will indulge me.”
Videos posted to Twitter from Thursday’s event show the duo harmonizing to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” at Dodger Stadium.
Another Twitter clip shows Muñiz, along with son Max, singing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” with Lopez and performing a solo section of Lopez’s hit “Let’s Get Loud.”
Lopez previously spoke about her daughter taking to the stage after the then-11-year-old joined her mother on stage for the Super Bowl LIV halftime show.
“She doesn’t let it in her mind how big [the performance] is or how it scares you,” Lopez said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in February 2020.
“That’s what you have to do when you’re up there, you know—you kind of have to [have] control. She has that gene, that gene of ‘I’m comfortable up here…’ I wish I felt more like her.”
However, Lopez added, “[Emme] has a good time with it and I would never make her do it if it ever made her uncomfortable in any way.”