Jennifer Lopez Recreates Famous Grammys Look (and Dances with Half-Naked Men) in New Music Video

03/14/2014 at 10:24 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez I Luh Ya Papi videoJeff Vespa/Wireimage

Jennifer Lopez has hit us with a #throwback like no other. On Thursday night, the American Idol judge released the music video for her “I-know-you-want-me” urban pop track “I Luh Ya Papi,” in which she brings us the 2014 version of her famous ultra-plunging Versace gown from the 2000 Grammys — a crazy low-cut jumpsuit with the same wild jungle print!

“We didn’t really even plan that,” Lopez tells PEOPLE. “The stylist just brought it on the rack and I saw it and was like, ‘What’s the jungle print doing there?’ So it just kind of worked out.”

The video shows the 44-year-old in various outfits that are reminiscent of some of her most iconic fashion moments whilst being surrounded by scantily clad men. “We decided to flip the script,” Lopez says. “We were asking ourselves, ‘Why do the guys always have the fun?’ This video is for the girls!”

Apart from that green plunging neckline, you will also see Lopez in a white outfit on a yacht that looks a lot like the cover of her On the 6 album from 1999, short shorts and all. But instead of being a play thing for the boys, her role is a new one. “Why do men always objectify the women?” says one of her back up dancers at the beginning of the video (watch below) in which they foresee what their idea for flipping the script will look like. “Why can’t we for once objectify the men?”

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Though it looks effortless on all parts, working with male models as opposed to dancers proved to be a challenge for Lopez’s choreographer beau Casper Smart, who was responsible for directing all their moves. “I mean they’re beautiful,” says Lopez of the male models she was flanked with in the video. “Lying there, it was genius! But when they had to get up and be like, ‘I luh you,’ it was like, ‘OKAY guys maybe one more take.’ This was the closest I would ever do to a rap video. It was a lot of fun.”

It definitely looks like a lot of fun, but the mom of 6-year-old twins will be the first to admit that it’s hard work bringing on the sexy. “It’s the other job to the job! But it is what it is, you gotta buckle down,” says the pop star. As for how she maintains her sexy figure (her body in the video is insane!), it’s plain and simple: “You gotta work out and watch what you eat.”

Watch J.Lo’s new video above. What do you think of her paying homage to old styles? Are you a fan of the clip? Share your thoughts below!

#ILuhYaPapi featuring @FrenchMontana is LIVE on @VEVO NOW!

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–Raha Lewis with reporting by Patrick Gomez

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Rachel on

She looks fantastic as always.

Lisa on

I thought the video was pretty funny. I’m not crazy about the song, but the hook was catchy, and now it’s going in a loop in my brain like an ear worm. It’ll probably be a hit.

lr on

Jeez, she is full of herself.

Maggie on

And who says she has to act her age it’s her life and no one else’s , that’s the problem with this world everyone thinks they have the right to tell people how to act and how to look, get a life everyone we only get one life and I’m for living it however i want if your 44 and wanna act a certain way well then go ahead is there a book out there that says you have to act a certain way at 44 yrs old or any other age NO there’s not!!!!!

em on

I’ve always admired this woman for her work ethic. She can be a little much at times, like this video/song not good. But I still think she’s a testament to working for her money. So what if she wears skimpy clothes, she looks 34. It’s the entertainment industry, she has to keep up with the changing styles.

Annabelle on

I thought that video was great! Cool song and I love the idea flip. Even though it was glossy, it was still classy. GREAT JOB, JLO!!!

ABY on

She looks AMAZING. If we all didn’t know her age, I bet people wouldn’t be saying stuff like, “She’s a mom, she’s too old…” BLAH BLAH BLAH. We need to take our sexy back, ladies! Who cares how old she is! She takes care of herself and looks fantastic. In addition, the song is catchY and the idea of the video is great. Here’s some applause for you, JLO!!!

Christina on

That is the worst song ever, for her 10th album it is a big fat disappointment. She seems to be trying to channel Pitbull. Also the video is just sad – she is a beautiful woman, she could come up with something way more original – also most times they play the video they’re going to cut the front dialogue so why include it?

spitfire on

Who cares what she looked like?!! I was paying more attention to the hotties then I was her!! :-D

guest on

You can take the girl out of the Ghetto BUT……..

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