Not everyone left impressed by J-Lo’s Motown show

Tanya Cunningham
February 14, 2019

"Any type of music can inspire any type of artist", the 49-year-old singer told Entertainment Tonight after her performance.

"Motown was an historically black label and the bulk of that Motown tribute was by Jennifer Lopez", another critic said.

People were already puzzled when news that J. Lo would be performing the tribute and by the time she took the stage, music fans were waiting to see if she would pull it off. "A little bit! Like, you don't even have to come out here, you have the baby, how's the baby?'" she said.

Robinson - the 78-year-old singer-songwriter responsible for hits like "Get Ready" and "My Girls" - also backed up the Grammy producers' decision to choose Lopez for the Motown medley.

"I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset. Who's stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing something for Motown?".

Robinson agreed with Lopez and stood by Grammy organisers who selected the Latina star to perform, calling the backlash "stupid".

Jennifer Lopez is in a very happy relationship with her beau, Alex Rodriguez and she can't help but gush over him whenever she gets the opportunity!


And while the multi-talented star was on point with her outfit and stage design for the performance, many viewers were left baffled as to why bosses had chosen Jennifer for the tribute.

On January 12, 1959, Berry Gordy redefined music when he founded Motown Records at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit.

In honor of her 50th birthday, the global superstar has announced "It's My Party: The Live Celebration" tour, which will travel to 24 cities across North America this summer.

The diet certainly proved its worth at the 2019 GRAMMYs, where J.Lo slayed during the Motown tribute.

But, according to Smokey Robinson, an actual Motown legend, J.Lo was more than qualified to lead the tribute.

"It was for my mom", she told ET. "I think that's why I'm the performer I am today, because of that music".

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