Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Grammys Tribute Has Viewers Confused

Jennifer Lopez Grammys 2019

Jennifer Lopez Grammys 2019

Without a doubt, one of the most-talked about moments from the 2019 Grammys was Jennifer Lopez's tribute to the era of Motown.

The medley, which saw J. Lo shimmying and quick-changing to classics like "Dancing in the Street", "Please Mr. Postman", "Do You Love Me", and "The Best Things in Life Are Free", received criticism on Twitter on a very simple basis: she's not a Motown singer.

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

While talking to Variety, Robinson defended Lopez and said "Who's stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown?" Motown was a black-owned record label that put out music by predominantly black artists like the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye.

Speaking with ET's Kevin Frazier backstage after her set, Lopez got emotional as she explained how her dynamic performance was also a tribute to her mother. "I grew up on all those songs and because my mom loved him so much she passed him on to us". "Any type of music can inspire any type of artist", Lopez said on Sunday. You can't tell people what they can and can't do, what they should sing or not sing. But for anyone who'd been following along online over the last week, the tribute was indisputably controversial; Lopez came under fire after she was announced as the headliner for the tribute a few days earlier. "Mommy, this is for you because we used to dance around to this music", she told E! ahead of her performance.

She added that Motown producer Berry Gordy and producers of the 61st annual show, were "thrilled" about her involvement. "You gotta do what's in your heart", Lopez shared in her defense.

"They know how much I have been influenced by that music and so it was a natural fit for them", Lopez shared.

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