J.Lo struggles to open door of Fiat 500 on stage during AMA performance

Never underestimate a vehicle's willingness to lock you out in the cold. Or, in Jennifer Lopez's case, on stage. Lopez once again teamed up with the Fiat 500 for the 2011 American Music Awards this weekend. The choreography during a performance of "Papi" called for the singer to hop into the driver's seat for a quick spell, but when she tried the door handle, the car was locked. Fortunately, the windows were down, and the quick-thinking performer immediately popped the locks from inside. The rest of the performance went off without so much as a hitch.

Lopez has already starred in a number of Fiat 500 ads as part of the Italian automaker's new advertising offensive for the retro hatch. The 500 also spent some time on screen during the "Papi" music video. Hit the jump to check out the video of the lockout for yourself, as well as the Fiat press release on the AMA awards.

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2012 Fiat 500 Shines During the 2011 American Music Awards®
The all-new 2012 Fiat 500 makes appearance on stage with Jennifer Lopez

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new 2012 Fiat 500 performed alongside Jennifer Lopez during her performance of "Papi," at the 2011 American Music Awards® (AMAs) held at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. on Sunday evening.

"The FIAT Brand is honored to share the stage with Jennifer Lopez at the 2011 American Music Awards, her drive and determination is the common thread that is shared with the brand and our philosophy that 'Life is Best When Driven,'" said Olivier Francois, CEO of the FIAT Brand. "This appearance allows us to continue to expose the 2012 Fiat 500 to a wide demographic. These past few days have been momentous for FIAT as we have recently revealed the all-new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show."

This September, the FIAT Brand announced its collaboration with Lopez, which included placement of the 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio in Lopez's music video, "Papi," as well as a 30-second trailer of the video, featuring the vehicle. Lopez also appears in two additional commercials for the brand, "My World" and "Elegance," which features the Fiat 500 Cabrio and the Fiat 500 by Gucci models.

Both commercials can be viewed at the FIAT brand Facebook page at and on the FIAT brand YouTube channel at

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