The best was indeed yet to come. At the end of her Rockettes-supported rendition of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” she disappeared briefly behind the dancers, who distracted the audience, swaying in their hot-pants for all six seconds. (Just watch it, at 4:10.) That was apparently long enough for Lopez to tear away what appeared to be a full tuxedo and emerge in the green Versace dress that she has now worn to the 2000 Grammy Awards, a 2001 Saturday Night Live hosting gig (then under a bathrobe), and on the runway at this year’s Milan Fashion Week. That dress used to have sleeves, but those would be wasted on the J.Lo of 2019.

How did she do this? Was she high-kicking with the Rockettes with a dress tucked into her pants? It’s impossible to discern from the video.

Is J.Lo really like a “little roach,” as she suggested? Or is she more like a butterfly, emerging to fourth-degree slay us again and again?

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