From a musical perspective, Jennifer Lopez has viewed Madonna as a big influence. In an interview with NY Rock, when asked who her first biggest musical influence was, she stated:
"I think Madonna. For my era growing up, [she] was the quintessential performer, and a push-the-envelope type of person. I don't think that I'm a push-the-envelope type of person. But I think Madonna was so visionary. And in her shows, she was so expressive. So that was very inspiring for me as a young girl. I remember seeing a lot of her shows."