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Jennifer Lopez has finally revealed the secret behind her famous booty shake. The answer: She got it from her mama.

In a recent interview with Fox 5 New York’s Rosanna Scotto, the 46-year-old, who’s currently slaying her first-ever Las Vegas residency, revealed she was “very little” when her mother first taught her what would eventually become her signature dance move. 

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“They put you on a table when you’re two or three years old and they say ‘menealo,”’ the Ain’t Yo Mama singer recalled. “I kept it in the act. If it ain’t broke …”

While there’s definitely plenty of booty shaking to be seen during J. Lo’s All I Have Las Vegas show, there’s also a spectacle of other high energy dancing, as well as an impressive 10 costume changes, though J. Lo admitted it’s not as seamless as it looks.

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“Bumps, bruises, scar tissue, bloody knuckles. A little like a boxing match but not as crazy,” she said. “I don't know how to dial it back. Every night I say ‘I’ll take it easy on this part.’ And then I don't."

We wouldn’t expect anything else from Jenny From the Block.