After some seriously boooooooring few performances to start the MTV Video Music Awards last night, J. Lo took the stage to wake everyone the hell up.

Accepting her deserved Video Vanguard award, Lopez performed a crazy medley of her best songs, from a trippy remix of “Waiting For Tonight” to riding onto the stage on a fake 6 train car for “Jenny from the Block.” Dancing wildly in a sparkly gold leotard, she gave a performance I think we were all hungering for. And in a moment that turned back the clock on MTV to a time when it was actually good, just for a few blissful minutes, J. Lo performed “I’m Real” with Ja Rule, just as she did back in 2001 on the same stage.

Can we just admit that pop music was better in 2001 than 2018? Is it kosher to say that? I’m saying it.