The two have been feuding for more than two decades, Perez reveals in her upcoming memoir, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.
They met on the set of In Living Color , where Perez was the choreographer and Lopez was auditioning to become one of the Fly Girl dancers.
Perez says she immediately noticed Lopez, who she recalled as a beautiful girl with “a big ass,” reports the New York Post. Show creator and host, Keenan Ivory Wayans, wasn’t a fan though. She had to convince him to hire Lopez, who he thought was “chubby and corny.”
Perez soon regretted her support of Lopez.
“All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage,” Perez writes.
Soon, Perez says, Lopez was going off on her like “some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest!”
The Won’t Back Down star writes that there are still hard feelings between her and the American Idol judge.
“We ladies of color all know how hard it is for us in the entertainment business,” Perez writes. “This kind of sh*t hurts us all and those that follow in our footsteps.”