Jennifer Lopez's ex posts shocking bloody black eye on Instagram!

casper smart the streetWhat happened to Casper Smart's beautiful little face? Jennifer Lopez's ex posted a shocking pic of his battered and bruised face on Instagram yesterday, and it looks insane. In the pic, captioned, "Rough Day!! Shoulda seen the other guy," Smart is sporting a swollen and bloodied eye, along with a still somewhat sexy grimace. Jeez! So who's responsible for breaking Casper's money maker? Sorry to disappoint you, but it wasn't one of J.Lo's booty-obsessed exes. The reason for Casper's black eye is actually a lot more shocking than that.  


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casper smart the streetBelieve it or not, it appears Casper is trying to follow in his former flame's footsteps. Like J.Lo before him, he's trying to make the switch from backup dancer to movie star! The bloody snap was taken on the set of Casper's new movie, Street. In the flick, Casper plays Remo Street, "a young fighter caught between a "long hard road to honor and glory" and "a brutal future as a cage fighter for the Russian Mafia," according to IMDB.  Yeah, okay. This movie sounds admitted corny, but it's a step up from his past acting credits. Before this, the former flyboy appeared in countless dance movies, including Step Up 3D, Dance Flick, and Honey 2. It's truly amazing to think what a couple of years on the arm of one of Hollywood's biggest stars can do.

I'm not saying Casper rode Jennifer's coattails, but…no, I'm saying he rode her coattails. You have to admit, J.Lo totally changed this guy's life. Before they met, Casper was just another unknown background dancer. However, now the guy is living it up in a $760,000 ranch-style home in Los Angeles, and is starring in movies alongside legitimate actors. In addition to filming Street, Casper is slated to appear in the comedic drama, Restored Me, starring Jennifer Lopez's bestie Leah Remini's husband, Angelo Pagan, as well as former New York Undercover star, Malik Yoba. Coincidence? I think not.

But there shouldn't be any shame to Casper's game. Plenty of people have come up in Hollywood, due in large part, to their romantic connections. Hey, just look at Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose. They're gorgeous, for sure, but they don't have any discernable talent that would warrant the level of "success" they've been able to achieve. They're just famous for infamously hooking up with the famous. At least Casper's a talented dancer. I'm sure that's what put him on Jennifer's radar, which in turn put him on Hollywood's radar. So I guess you could say he kinda, sorta worked his way up the ladder.

At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter how Casper got to where he is today. Really, who am I to judge? The guy is living his dream. So kudos to him. Besides, we, the viewing public, will continue to benefit greatly from this kid's success. Thanks to the casting powers that be, we will be able to watch Casper get down and dirty in what is sure to be a crazy fight scene, somewhere in the near future. And if we're really lucky, I'm hoping he'll even take off his shirt, a la Brad Pitt in Fight Club. Oh, a girl can dream, can't she?

Images via Getty, Casper Smart/Instagram

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