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    Jennifer Lopez Celebrated Turning 50 With A Tour, But People Didn't Understand Why

    "It was important as a woman to do that; to let people know that you don’t get to write women off at a certain point in their life."

    We all know Jennifer Lopez, and that's cuz the multitalented mogul's been dancing, singing, and acting for nearly 30 years!

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    She got her start as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991.

    Earlier this summer, the superstar celebrated her 50th birthday by going on a 38-country world tour titled "It's My Party." But as she recently revealed, some folks didn't understand why she wanted to highlight her age.

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    "Everybody thought I was crazy when I wanted to go out and let everybody know that I was 50," she revealed in a recent YouTube vlog. "But for me, it was important."

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    "It was important as a woman to do that; to let people know that you don’t get to write women off at a certain point in their life," she continued. "You don’t get to write people off."

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    JLo also said she didn't realize that being her unapologetic self, embracing her age, and continuing to live her dreams would "mean so much to so many people."

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    The moral of the story? I'll let JLo tell it herself: "You’re getting better and better as you go, so long as you are open to the experience of growing and evolving."

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    WHEW!!! A WORD. THANKS FOR THESE MOTIVATIONAL GEMS, JLO <3

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    Here's the full vlog for your viewing pleasure.

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    (h/t People Magazine)

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