J.Lo Admits to Strife on the 'American Idol' Set

Not everything has been peachy between Jennifer Lopez and her co-judges on American Idol. On Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show last Friday, the 41-year-old Puerto Rican superstar spoke about her first big argument with Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. The argument between the judge trio stemmed from disagreement over a girl’s voice at a recent audition. “She was amazing,” Lopez recalled—but Tyler and Jackson disagreed. Tyler asked the contestant to sing another song. “I was surprised because I was ready to vote,” Lopez said. “Sometimes the days get kinda long.”

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When the Idol contestant sang her second song, Jackson quickly dismissed her. Lopez told Seacrest that she got “really, really upset.” “I thought I was being punked. [I thought], 'How can we let this girl go?' I was upset,” she said. “When I believe in something—I knew this girl deserves the chance.”

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Despite that argument, we are sure Lopez will be just fine during her second year as a judge on the hit Fox show. After all, the singer/actress is being paid a reported $20+ million—a pretty juicy raise from the $12 million she earned on the show last year. We just hope this season won’t be as stressful for Lopez as the last was. The star recently admitted that she was tired at the end of American Idol’s last season because of all of her personal problems. After seven years of marriage, Lopez and Anthony announced their decision to divorce on July 15.