Alex Rodriguez joined his fiancee Jennifer Lopez when she interviewed strippers for her upcoming film Hustlers.
‘I was out in LA. She’s in New York. She goes: “Baby, I’m going to the strip club.” I said: “Whoa!”‘ said Alex, 43, on The Breakfast Club this Monday.
He told his bride-to-be, who plays a stripper in the film alongside Cardi B: ‘”I’ll be there on Thursday. We can go Thursday and Friday.” I mean, it’s part of due diligence, right?’
Loyal beau: Alex Rodriguez joined his fiancee Jennifer Lopez when she ‘went to strip clubs’ as research for her upcoming film Hustlers, he said on The Breakfast Club this Monday
A-Rod went on: ‘It was just great. I mean, the fact that no matter what job she’s doing, she actually just converts into that person. And she needed to – I mean, she read and read and read. I said: “Baby, stop reading. Just ask me. I got the info.”‘
He added, ‘And she started asking me real questions. They’re like: “What would they look for? What do you do? Ba-ba-ba,” and I almost knew too much, which was kinda scary. But anyways, we went down, and honestly, we sat down with girls, and we were just literally interrogating them, asking them questions.’
The Washington Heights-born baseball legend added: ‘And then we would hit ’em up with, you know, four or five Gs and say, you know – I’m sorry, $4-5-600 – just, you know: “Thanks for your time,” and then we’ll move on to the next. We weren’t there for dancing. We were literally there for work and it was very helpful.’
Appearing on The Breakfast Club last month, J-Lo dished about her and A-Rod’s strip club excursions, revealing that she offered to let him get a lap dance.
Verasce vamp: Alex, who is pictured with Jennifer at the Met Gala last Monday, shared that ‘We weren’t there for dancing,’ but ‘for work and it was very helpful’
‘He didn’t say anything, and then we talked to some girls, and then after that, I was like – right at the end, as we were about to leave, I go: “Babe, did you wanna get a dance or something?” He was like: “Nah, nah, nah, I’m good,”‘ she shared.
‘You was just testing him anyway,’ said hunky host Charlamagne Tha God with a laugh. ‘If he’d have said yes, Jenny From The Block woulda come out quick.’
Jennifer, who is known for the elaborate choreography in her concerts and music videos, took pole dance training for Hustlers as well.
Also starring Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles and Lili Reinhart, the film follows a group of New York strippers who take revenge on their wealthy clients.
Publicity rounds: On The Breakfast Club last month, J-Lo dished about her and A-Rod’s strip club excursions, revealing that she offered to let him get a lap dance but he wisely declined
‘You was just testing him anyway’: Hunky host Charlamagne Tha God said with a laugh: ‘If he’d have said yes, Jenny From The Block woulda come out quick’
Hustlers is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, who held the same positions on the 2012 dramedy Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World.
Lorene’s latest movie is based on a 2015 article for New York magazine called The Hustlers At Scores, written by Jessica Pressler.
The ring of women described in the article would drug their clients and then run up massive bills on their credit cards.
Cardi used to be a stripper in real life before achieving stardom as a rapper – and a recent controversy revealed her similarity to the subjects of the magazine piece.
Bombshell: Jennifer, who is known for the elaborate choreography in her concerts and music videos, is pictured pole dancing for the video of her new single Medicine
An old Instagram video resurfaced a couple of months ago in which she shared that during her stripper days ‘I’d drug n****s up and I’d rob them.’
A storm of online criticism resulted, including comparisons to R. Kelly and Bill Cosby, leading Cardi to post an Instagram apology.
‘There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs an robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive,’ she wrote in the post, which she has since deleted.
‘I never glorified the things I brought up in that live I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it.’