Jennifer Lopez Defends Heavily Criticized Grammys Motown Tribute

Lula Sharp
February 13, 2019

"I think anyone who is upset is stupid", he said Saturday, adding that Lopez has more than enough credibility as someone "growing up in her Hispanic neighborhood" in the Bronx. As TooFab noted, not only is Lopez not black but her own music style is nothing like Motown's sound.

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. The room was literally full of Black artists that could have participated.

Lopez didn't let the criticism of her performance faze her.

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 awesome performance. Lopez came out to perform some of the biggest hits, including "Dancing in the Street", "Mr. Postman", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", and "Do You Love Me?" "You gotta do what's in your heart", Lopez shared in her defense.

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"I don't think anyone who's intelligent is upset", the 78-year-old entertainer said, "I think anyone who's upset is stupid". They argued the Grammys should've chosen an African American singer.

Chatting to Entertainment Tonight, the On The Floor songstress said: 'I could cry.

Besides Robinson, one person who was most definitely thrilled to see Lopez perform the tribute at the Grammys was her boyfriend, former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. "I grew up on all those songs and because my mum loved them so much she passed them onto us. I'm just very humbled and honored to be able to have sung those songs". 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.

Robinson elaborated, "Motown was music for everybody". Motown churned out Black artist after Black artist who became icons of music in a time when Black people were combating overt racism on the daily.

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