In a candid interview with W Magazine, Jennifer Lopez reveals she was homeless. (Photo/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez reveals she was homeless pre-fame

Jennifer Lopez is still Jenny From the Block, but there was a time she didn’t have a place to live on that block!

In a candid interview in magazine‘s August issue, the 43-year-old singer opened up about her younger years and how a falling out with her mother left her homeless in the Bronx.

“My mom and I butted heads,” she said. “I didn’t want to go to college—I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.'”

Lopez was 18 at the time, and studying dance at the Ballet Hispanico and at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. But it didn’t take her too long to land her first gig.

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