Jennifer Lopez is under scrutiny following allegations by Meghan McCain, former co-host of "The View," regarding the superstar's alleged diva behavior during her appearances on the daytime talk show. McCain, who served as a co-host from 2017 to 2021, shared her experiences on her podcast "Citizen McCain," claiming Lopez was "deeply unpleasant" and brought along an unusually large entourage.

"She just is a deeply unpleasant person," McCain asserted. "She had the biggest entourage I've ever seen. More than Kim Kardashian and the president. I just don't really understand why it was needed."

McCain further criticized Lopez for not being nice during her appearances, emphasizing that even a brief 10-minute segment warranted a more pleasant demeanor. "You don't always have to be so nice, but it was surprising that people like Kim Kardashian couldn't be more delightful. When you're coming on a show for a 10-minute segment... just fake it till you make it for 10 f**king minutes," McCain said.

Contrastingly, reality TV producer Carlos King, who appeared as a guest on the podcast episode, recounted a very different experience with Lopez from 2001. King described Lopez as "so nice" and mentioned that she did not have a large entourage at the time. He also praised Lopez's work ethic, calling her Las Vegas residency one of the "top five shows" he had ever seen.

Despite King's positive account, McCain and her co-host Miranda Wilkins shared additional instances of alleged diva behavior by Lopez. They claimed that a TikTok video criticizing Lopez was taken down in April, suggesting that Lopez or her team were responsible. However, the New York Post pointed out that TikTok’s reporting process is anonymous, providing no concrete evidence to support this claim.

In the TikTok clip, McCain mentioned that Lopez was "in a PR mess" and criticized her for having a staffer whose "entire job it was to hold up a mirror with lights while they were touching her up backstage." McCain added, "I remember being like, 'That poor man. What a weird job.'"

Lopez has not publicly addressed McCain's allegations. However, she has previously spoken about her reputation as a diva. In a 2019 interview with GQ, Lopez suggested that her being labeled a diva was partly due to her being a Latina woman. "Because I was Latin, and I was a woman, and I was Puerto Rican, and they were not giving me the same pass that they gave everybody else at certain times," she said.

Lopez did acknowledge some truth in her manager Benny Medina’s comments about her demeanor, admitting she can come off as less warm due to her impatience and desire for immediacy. "I'm incredibly impatient. I want everything now. It's hard for me to tolerate a slow pace. I get annoyed with it. I don't like the word 'no,'" she explained.

Lopez also highlighted the double standard in how men and women are perceived in leadership roles. "I think it's funny that Benny said that. Meanwhile, he can do the same type of things and people are like, 'Oh, well, he's a man and he can say things however he wants. He's the boss,'" she noted. "But I'm the boss, and if I am not careful with people's feelings, then I'm not nice."