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Jennifer Lopez

Happy Birthday Ambush

In Turkmenistan

7/1/2013 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jennifer Lopez did nothing wrong when she sang happy birthday to the President of Turkmenistan ... because she was AMBUSHED ... this according to her rep.

Mega-manager Benny Medina tells TMZ ... Jennifer was NOT in Turkmenistan to perform for the Prez -- she was hired by the China National Petroleum Corp. for a corporate concert.  Lopez sang 3 songs, and Medina says as she finished her set someone walked up to him and said President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow was in the audience and asked him if Lopez would come back on stage and wish him happy birthday.

Medina says it was HIS decision to bring Lopez back on stage at the end of the concert.  Medina tells us ... the Prez got on stage and the M.C. started goading Lopez to sing "Happy Birthday" -- singing it quietly in her ear, goading her on the spot to sing the Bday song.

Medina says there was no reason to do heavy research into the President's record, since no one even knew he would be at the concert.  Medina adds when Lopez started getting flack he did some research and found the FORMER Prez is the one with a record of human rights abuses, and Berdimuhamedow actually seems ok.

We asked if JLo was planning on returning her fee -- sources tell TMZ it's North of $1 mil -- Medina says there has been no such discussion.

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61.

Throwback kid    

Do you want to see what Greed is all about? Ask this lowlife JLO to donate her Blood Money to charity to show that she really is sorry for performing for this monster. JLO will laugh in your face on her way to the bank. JLO cares only about JLO, just ask any of her three ex husbands

418 days ago
62.

Throwback kid    

I can't figure out if JLO is a more horrible person than she is an actress? She is well known for her greed and self absorbed personality, but she has been playing off this whole Jenny from the block thing for years now, she can't act at all. Ever since she made that silly movie Anaconda her acting never got any better? It appears JLO has never had an acting class before. JLO makes a lightweight like Jessica Alba look like Meryl Streep

418 days ago
63.

Specimen Yarp    

Celebrities have no shame and will do anything for money.

418 days ago
64.

Grimes    

Benny is a genius.

418 days ago
65.

eddy22b    

anything for the buck

418 days ago
66.

Debbie    

Jlo's dancers tweeted last week they were performing for the president. They now have deleted it,. Benny is a liar Jennifer knew what she is doing. It's all about the money. Her family are liars and are evil.

418 days ago
67.

Katy    

Jlo's dancers tweeted last week they were performing for the presidents birthday. I have a copy they now have deleted it. Benny is such a liar!!!! Jennifer knew what she was doing. Her family are evil too.

418 days ago
68.

tom    

J.Low is such a piece of trash and this proves it. She will do ANYTHING for money, ANYTHING. Her 15 minutes of fame have been up for awhile. I look forward to the time when no one cares about this skank. One day some rich @sshole will use j.low as a toilet, p1ssing and sh1tting all over her. Now thats a movie I would pay to see j.low in.

418 days ago
69.

static    

Yea being there at the behest of the ChiComms is so much better Gigli.

418 days ago
70.

Barb    

In general, if Lopez is going to perform in foreign countries, her team needs to be more aware of who she is performing for. This particular Chinese oil and gas company (of course they can afford to pay big bucks for entertainers). has a record of over 250 deaths from explosions and over 2,000 injuries, not to mention the oil spills from their burst pipelines, all since 2003.

418 days ago
71.

anonymous    

Gotta love the spin...

418 days ago
72.

who-me    

this bitch sucks

417 days ago
73.

Patti    

I totally agree with the comments about Benny Medina. Give me a break! Jennifer Lopez doesn't give a crap how she makes her money and who she takes it from. How about giving back the money to the starving people of this so called president. $1 million is pocket change to her, but sorry, I forgot, she is sooooo greedy! Do people forget she doesn't sing, she LIP SINGS. Come on people, she's a joke!

417 days ago
74.

You Wish    

Good job Hopez. Throw your manager under the bus. And the "MC" (are we still calling them this?) She had NO fault....

Ain't buyin it.....

417 days ago
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