JLO: "I wish you would've been more messy."
HARRY: "Hair flip! Hair flip!"
THE F-BOMB GETS OBVIOUSLY CUT OUT
CAMERAS CUT BACK TO J LO LOOKING MORTIFIED
LOTS OF LAUGHTER
HARRY: "It's Jenny from the block!"
Yep, on "American Idol," Harry Connick, Jr., was egging Jennifer Lopez on to do a hair flip during a critique ... and JLo wasn't feeling it ... so, she dropped an f-bomb ... but it got edited out. Ironically, she was telling contestant Jena Irene to be messier on stage.
Hollywood Life loved the star's reaction -- but cursed the censors for censoring the curse.
"Laughing, but feeling teased, she may have replied to her fellow male judges with a hearty 'f*** you,' or maybe an 'f*** off' - who knows! Let your imagination run wild! Because unfortunately for our drama-loving (and swear word-loving) hearts, the camera guys were as quick to cut away as the censors were to bleep her."
Still, Gossip Cop called it "pretty funny."