Jennifer Lopez turns Motown tribute into own zesty show

Jennifer Lopez Grammys 2019

Jennifer Lopez delivered a high-octane performance at the Grammys last night, but no matter the intensity, it wasn't enough to distract from the controversy du jour: J. Lo was the headliner for a Motown tribute.

- She IsAble (@blueladybug22)I was not pleased with this J-Lo bidi bidi bom bom "Motown" performance. Why?? Critics thought it would have been more appropriate to have a black singer pay homage to the label that launched the careers of some of the most famous African-American performers in pop music history - especially during Black History Month.

Another reason Lopez might have been able to get past all the criticism is that she dedicated the performance to an important person who made her such a fan of the label's music in the first place - her mother.

"The thing about music is that it inspires all", Lopez told Entertainment Tonight.

Though Robinson noted that Lopez has credibility "growing up in her Hispanic neighborhood", he said debating whether or not she's even qualified to sing Motown music is missing the point of Motown music. "You can't tell people what to love", she said.

Clearly, people were upset on behalf of the Motown legends they grew up loving. "You gotta do what's in your heart".

In the end, this was a Motown tribute only Alex Rodriguez could love.

"J. Lo better not salsa her way to the cookout because she is uninvited for that awful performance", preacher Jared Sawyer Jr. tweeted on Sunday. From Eminem honoring gospel music to rap duo City Girls performing a Selena tribute, here were some of our favorite suggestions. "But for some people, [it wasn't], and that's OK". He added, "I think anyone who is upset is stupid".

Robinson himself defended Lopez's involvement, telling Variety recently that "anyone is upset is stupid", and the songstress shut down any other haters with her incredible performance. "We were The Temptations and we just sing with her and I feel it's a dream come true". "Everybody", Robinson said. "Who's stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown?".

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