In case you haven't heard, there was a blackout in New York City yesterday. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Seriously, it was a BFD. Thousands of New Yorkers in Manhattan were left without power for hours and some were reportedly stranded on the subway as the result of a mechanical problem in the city's electrical grid. Byron Smith / Getty Images, Scott Heins / Getty Images Being the amazing people that they are, New Yorkers gathered to make the best of the situation with impromptu performances, cookouts, and even directing street traffic. Dana Meredith Lerner @officialDML Found the cops!! And more civilians directing traffic. Way to step up citizens of NYC. #blackout 12:28 AM - 14 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Meanwhile, world-renowned singer and performer Jennifer Lopez was in the middle of a performance at Madison Square Garden when the blackout hit. Theo Wargo / Getty Images Jenny from the Block, a native New Yorker herself, is currently on her It’s My Party Tour. The unexpected moment occurred during the first 20 minutes of her set and was captured in cellphone footage by concertgoers. DeevaDee @DeevaDeeNY #blackout #nyc @jlo concert at MSG 01:44 AM - 14 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Not long after, the venue was evacuated as a precautionary measure. Desi 💫🏁 @Desire_Renee There’s a blackout between 5th st and 34th street 😩 @JLo’s show has been cancelled. We had to leave MSG 01:29 AM - 14 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Fans were clearly disappointed and shouted for more "J.Lo!" as they made their exit. Desi 💫🏁 @Desire_Renee Everyone wants @JLo 😩😩 01:42 AM - 14 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Jennifer, being the sweet angel from the Bronx that she is, took to social media to address the crowd. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The 49-year-old promised to reschedule, saying that she was "devastated and heartbroken" that she couldn't perform. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Then, like the boss that she is, she managed to secure a new date for Monday — which is less than 48 hours later — to return to MSG and put on a show for her fans. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com In my mind, New York City just couldn't handle all the energy J.Lo was bringing, and that was the real cause of the blackout. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Island / Via giphy.com Let's just hope the electrical grid is better equipped for the power that is Jennifer Lopez this time!