Jennifer Lopez Threatened To 'Kill' Ricky Gervais In Los Angeles

By: Michael Stevens
Staff Writer
Published: Jan 19, 2021

Jennifer Lopez threatened to kill Ricky Gervais in Los Angeles. Jennifer Lopez threatened to kill Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes award show. The actress warned the Golden Globes host of physical violence if he poked fun at her.

Lopez was determined not to be embarrassed by Gervais as she took to the stage with co-presenter Alec Baldwin. She explains, "We're about to walk out and Ricky shows up and I said, 'Listen, I will kill you, you understand. I am from New York, my husband fights ... we both fight, we will beat you up after the show'. I said, 'Let me see your card...' He said, 'You're gonna love it'."

The singer/actress admits she was not offended by Gervais' "Jenny From the Block" gag, insisting, "It was funny." But she did feel for others who were savaged by the host. She tells Access Hollywood, "He's very gutsy. It takes a lot of guts to get up there and make the comments he made... I'm sure in his mind it was all in good fun... There were some awkward (moments). He may have hit one or two (jokes) below the belt... Some comments were tough."

Before the show started, Lopez threatened Gervais with physical violence if he poked fun at her as she took to the stage as a presenter at the ceremony.

Tom Hanks and Robert Downey Jr. actually targeted the funnyman from the stage at the prizegiving.

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