Jennifer Lopez Takes Home 2014 Icon Trophy at Billboard Music Awards

Posted Monday May 19, 2014 10:43 AM GMT

Her presence in the pop music realm is undeniable and Jennifer Lopez was honored with the Icon Award last night (May 18) at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Beginning with a video montage, the presentation included a statement from Rihanna- "You continue to break down barriers and inspire girls.” Also included were stars like Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Pitbull and Ricky Martin.

From there, Mr. Martin and Iggy Azalea handed J. Lo her trophy and she couldn’t have been more grateful.

Jennifer shared, "Oh my God! What the heck? Music has always been my first love. And I think God and I thank my fans and I thank my friends, my family, that I’ve been able to do this over these years and through ten albums.”

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