Jennifer Lopez might be getting a street named after her in the Bronx – or at least that is what one of the singer’s biggest fans is petitioning for.
Edgardo Luis Rivera, 27, has started an online campaign to plead for supporters to get a stretch of Blackrock Avenue, near the “Booty” singer’s Castle Hill childhood home, to be named “Jennifer Lopez Way.”
“Her story is like the American Dream story,” he told the New York Daily News. “She’s an inspiration to many Bronxites.”
Rivera, who met the singer backstage during her 2011 “Dance Again World Tour,” is such a huge Lopez fan that he camped outside “The Wendy Williams Show” for hours in June and the singer brought him inside as her personal guest.
“Throughout her career, she’s made a point of telling people she’s from the Bronx,” he said. “I like that she’s never forgotten where she came from.”
An online petition on Change.org has nearly 1,400 signatures, but it could be an uphill battle as the City Council rarely approves naming things after people who are alive – although exceptions have been made for baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays in Harlem and retired Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera near Yankee Stadium.
Lopez, who made a push this past year to embrace her roots, including hosting a free summer concert in Orchard Beach, has been heavily criticized in the past as a “Bronx no-show.”
Rivera will make his pitch to the Bronx’s Community Board on Nov. 10.