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Jennifer Lopez Responds to Motown Performance Criticism From Grammys 2019

Jennifer Lopez Responds to Motown Performance Criticism From Grammys 2019

Jennifer Lopez faced some backlash with some fans who were not happy that she was chosen to perform the Motown tribute at the 2019 Grammys.

“The thing about music is that it inspires all. Any type of music can inspire any type of artist. You can’t tell people what to love. You can’t tell people what they can and can’t do, what they should sing or not sing. You gotta do what’s in your heart,” JLo told ET. A select few fans were not happy that Jennifer performed the tribute without having a clear connection to the genre.

Jennifer added that Grammys producers and Motown legend Berry Gordy were “thrilled” that she did the tribute.

“They know how much I have been influenced by that music and so it was a natural fit for them. But for some people, [it wasn't], and that’s okay. I’m just very humbled and honored to be able to have sung those songs,” she added.

About the performance, Jennifer said,”It was for my mom. I could cry. It’s such a good moment. It’s just a dream come true.”

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  • mahbelle

    everything with her is “a dream come true.” yeah, i’ll just bet she’s been dreaming about doing a Motown tribute at the Grammy’s for decades

  • Jett Rink

    It was just stupid of them to have her do the tribute.

  • plez

    It wasn’t necessary for her to be running around that stage. Ask three other singers to perform. Motown songs didn’t need Jlo dancing. The songs are good enough to stand on their own.

  • jh7058622

    Shut up you lying culture vulture. She can’t even sing something Motown artist are actually known for not lip syncing and gyrating in revealing outfits.

  • jh7058622

    Shut up you lying culture vulture. She can’t even sing something Motown artist are actually known for not lip syncing and gyrating in revealing outfits.

  • Shell

    They really scraped the bottom of the barrel with her. I didn’t have high hopes before hand. How about inviting someone who was actually part of Motown to do it as many singers are still alive to do it.

  • cuzjcacjo

    she was awesome. guess they just wanted a darkie up there to make it all good. she’s too pale

  • T Loves Martinis

    She can’t sing and has zero talent. What a slap in the face to Motown and its legacy.