“I’m Real (Murder Remix)” by Jennifer Lopez (ft. Ja Rule)

All lyrics of “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” considered and most notably taking Ja Rule’s contribution into consideration, this can be deemed a love song. But J. Lo is not really singing about romance per se but rather her desire to find a true love. Beyond that, what the title is meant to point to is an idea like the vocalist remaining authentic throughout the years, even after blowing up in the game.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Jennifer Lopez's I’m Real (Murder Remix) at Lyrics.org.
Jennifer Lopez, “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” Lyrics

When was “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” released?

  • July 2001 (on Lopez’s J.Lo album)
  • October 2001 (on Ja Rule’s Pain Is Love album)
  • February 2002 (on Lopez’s J to tha L-O! The Remixes album)


The writing of “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” is officially credited to a range of songwriters including the following:

  • Cory Rooney
  • Leshan David Lewis
  • Rick James
  • 7 Aurelius
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Ja Rule 

Chart Success of “I’m Real (Murder Remix)”

“I’m Real (Murder Remix)” was hugely successful in the United States, reaching the apex of three prominent singles charts, including the almighty Hot 100!

In the United Kingdom, it also enjoyed significant success. It reached a peak position of #4 on the official singles charts of the UK.

Elsewhere in the world, this is how this song performed:

  • Australia (#3)
  • Belgium (#5)
  • Canada (#6)
  • Denmark (#8)
  • France (#3)
  • Netherlands (#2)
  • New Zealand (#3)
  • Norway (#4)
  • Scotland (#7)
  • Sweden (#8)
  • Switzerland (#6)

“I’m Real (Murder Remix)” meets with Controversy

The song, despite its success, was bedeviled by a number of controversies. One of these controversial issues surrounding the song was Lopez’s usage of the highly offensive “N” word in the song.

Despite having been written by Rule, Lopez was criticized for using that word. Rule backed Lopez up, by bringing to light that Lopez wasn’t the first Latino to make use of the said word on record. He further said that when other Latinos used it in songs, it was never an issue. Why therefore should it be an issue now? Was it because Lopez is a very famous singer? He wondered.

I’m Real (Murder Remix)

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