Jennifer Lopez tries to get past Motown-tribute controversy

13 February, 2019, 05:02 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
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'I think anyone who is upset is stupid. He added, "Motown was music for everybody".

Lopez responded to the criticism by saying the songs were important to her family growing up, and that race shouldn't have played a role in her choice to perform. "How do you do a Motown tribute without an ALL BLACK cast of artists?!"

"You can't tell people what they can and can't do - what they should sing or not sing", Lopez told "Entertainment Tonight" in a Twitter clip, below.

That's why when when it was reported that a Motown tribute at the upcoming Grammy's including Jennifer Lopez, some people were outraged. But while J.Lo - who was joined by legendary Motown crooner Smokey Robinson, as well as Ne-Yo and the night's host Alicia Keys on stage - stole the show, there were some vocal Motown fans who would have preferred another artist to take on the headlining homage. "You can't tell people what to love. You gotta do what's in your heart", Lopez shared in her defense. "I could cry. It's such a good moment". They argued the Grammys should've chosen an African American singer. "We were The Temptations and we [would] just sing with her and I feel it's a dream come true".

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"I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset", Robinson told Variety before the event.

Despite Robinson's comments, an outpour of folks fired shots at Lopez's performance during the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, taking offense to just about every aspect of the tribute including Lopez's sparkled-covered costumes. According to Us Weekly, viewers watching the awards show from the comfort of their homes were shown a close-up of Rodriguez appearing stunned during Lopez's performance.

"Hey man, Motown was music for everybody".

The Latin singer-actress hit the Grammys stage on Sunday inserting her energetic dance-pop flavor into memorable Motown melodies such as "Dancing Machine" and "Dancing in the Street".

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