Doug Elfman of the Las Vegas Review Journal spoke with New York native Marc Anthony about his disgust for being grouped in the “Latin explosion.” Anthony fumed, “When the hell does race or religion play a card in what you do artistically? Do you think I have talent or not?” He added, “It’s socially significant music. And you’re gonna tell me (Martin’s) ‘She’s All I Ever Had’ is Latin music? And (Lopez’s) ‘If You Had My Love’ is Latin music? I was just going bonkers.”
While J.Lo and Ricky don’t seem to have a problem with it, Anthony sighed, “Everybody else was cool with it, (saying), ‘It’s our time.’ Who’s time is it? I was born in New York. It was always my time.” The story at reviewjournal.com has since been removed.