Jennifer Lopez Says Music Industry Isn't a "Big Magical World"

Jennifer Lopez at the Parker premiere
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Jennifer Lopez released her eighth studio, A.K.A., last week and the singer says times have changed since her first album, On the 6.

"It used to be like this big magical world, almost like Oz, when you'd make a record," Lopez told the Associated Press. "[It] was like anything was possible."

The 44-year-old singer then went on to describe the challenges artists face today.

"Now, it's like, 'We'll see if we can do that and we can give you this much,'" she says of meetings with her record label. "And you're like, 'Wow, OK. So how am I gonna do that?' It's a whole different mind-set."

But despite changes in the industry, Lopez says she has one hope for fans and her latest album.

"I want women to feel empowered," the "First Love" singer told AP of A.K.A.

"I want women to know what they deserve and to not take anything else, and to look at love in that way."

J.Lo's A.K.A. is out now! Have you picked up your copy yet?