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What Did 'J.Lo' Say in Spanish During Biden Inauguration?

While some may have not have understood the words of singer Jennifer Lopez, it was a message they were probably familiar with.

Published Jan 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Jennifer Lopez sings during the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Jennifer Lopez said, "One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all” in Spanish during her rendition of, "This Land Is Our Land" at U.S. President Joe Biden's Inauguration.

On Jan. 20, 2021, during the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, singer Jennifer Lopez performed "America the Beautiful" and "This Land is Your Land." While these songs are probably familiar to most, there was a moment when Lopez, also known as "J.Lo," ad-libbed a few words in Spanish that some people may not have understood:

Here's a video of Lopez' performance. Her ad-libbed remark can be heard around the 3-minute mark:

So what did Lopez say in Spanish during her Inaugural performance of "This is Our Land?"

Lopez said "una nación bajo Dios, indivisible, con libertad y justicia para todos," which translates to "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." This, of course, is the closing phrase of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.