HONG KONG (AP) _ Jennifer Lopez seemed delighted at the Chinese opera performers dancing around her, but was put on the defensive Monday by a question about her singing skills.

``I make the kind of music I make, and I sing the way I sing,'' Lopez told reporters on a promotional visit to Hong Kong.

``It's not about the critics for me _ it's about the fans,'' Lopez said. ``There's always people who say negative things and there's always going to be people who say positive things.''

After applauding several opera singers, dressed as ancient Chinese generals, who briefly shared her stage, actress-singer Lopez says she'll just keep on doing as well as she can.

She declined to comment on the New York trial of her former boyfriend, rap star Sean ``Puffy'' Combs, on charges of gun possession and bribery.