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Jennifer Lopez Defends Her Grammys Motown Tribute And Dedicates It To Her Mom!

Jennifer Lopez Defends Her Grammys Motown Tribute And Dedicates It
Jennifer Lopez Defends Her Grammys Motown Tribute And Dedicates It

Jennifer Lopez Defends Her Grammys Motown Tribute And Dedicates It To Her Mom! | Wireler

Critics have been shocked that Jennifer Lopez was chosen to steer the Motown tribute on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, however the singer was not having it. 

The second J. Lo completed her set, she went backstage to defend her efficiency by sharing her private connection to Motown in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“It was for my mom. I could cry. It’s such a good moment. It’s just a dream come true,” the singer instructed ET. 

She will get emotional as she explains her childhood and the position Motown performed, because of her mom who was an enormous fan. 

“Singing up there with Smokey Robinson, like I gotta pinch myself,” she mentioned. “I grew up on all those songs, and because my mom loved him so much, she passed it on to us.” 

“The thing about music is that it inspires all,” she continued. “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,” she instructed ET.

And whereas some unsupportive followers are outraged {that a} Latin-infused pop icon would comply with do a tribute to a famously black label that includes black artists, J. Lo instructed ET that Grammy producers and Berry Gordy have been “thrilled” together with her involvement within the tribute. 

“They know how much I have been influenced by that music, and so it was a natural fit for them,” she mentioned. “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.”

And if Smokey Robinson, the literal frontman and founding father of Motown can comply with share the stage with the 49-year-old latino singer, how can anybody actually be that upset?

It is Smokey freaking Robinson. 

When it was first introduced that Lopez could be singing the Motown tribute, Robinson shortly rushed to her protection.

“I don’t think anyone who is intelligent is upset. I think anyone who is upset is stupid,” the Motown legend instructed Variety

But Twitter appears to assume they might have carried out a greater job at choosing an artist to signify the home of soul. 

And it would not contain a pop singer who wears a leotard on stage, sadly. 

“J. Lo better not salsa her way to the cookout because she is uninvited for that terrible performance,” tweeted Jared Sawyer Jr. on Sunday. “How can you do a Motown tribute without an ALL BLACK cast of artists?! And it’s black history month too.”

Sawyer then recommended that Knight, Stevie Wonder, Patti Labelle, Jennifer Hudson, Tina Turner, or “practically anyone else” might have taken Lopez’s place. 

The Bronx singer carried out hits like “Dancing in the Street,” “Do You Love Me,” “Money (That’s What I Want), “Please Mr. Postman” and extra – whereas Smokey Robinson and Motown recording artist Ne-Yo joined Lopez throughout the set. 

But, most of the complainers agreed it was extra of an opportunity to have fun J. Lo then Motown. 

What Motown did for black artists was “monumental and groundbreaking” and laid the muse for thus many who’ve come since.

“And there are such a lot of superb black artists on the market at present that would have killed a Motown tribute efficiency,” shared Toofab. And whereas Ne-Yo was there, it was temporary.  

If all of that wasn’t sufficient to upset customers, and it was, additionally they felt as if Lopez was lip-synching all through all the set. So not solely did they discover the tribute inappropriate, however it could not have even been a dwell tribute.

But whether or not or not that’s true, she nonetheless gave a honest efficiency as a result of she too was impressed by the soulful music at a really younger age. And honored it to her 73-year-old mother, Lupe. 

“We used to bop round to this music,” she instructed E! on the Grammy’s pre-show pink carpet, the place she devoted the efficiency to her mom. 

“I grew up with this music and me and my sisters, the three of us, we have been, like, the backups. We have been The Temptations and we simply sing together with her and I really feel it is a dream come true.” We might all inform that the heartfelt shout out to her mother actually mirrored all through her efficiency. 

And as for the haters, Smokey Robinson has yet another query. 

“Who’s silly sufficient to protest Jennifer Lopez doing something for Motown?”

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