Jennifer Lopez Passionately Rejects Grammy Motown Backlash


After taking the Grammys stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday night to honor the stars of Motown, Jennifer Lopez stepped up to the mic to rebut critics offended by the performance. She was later joined by Grammys host Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo and Smokey Robinson, who joined her to sing My Girl. 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.

After she finished, she told the crowd that she was "grateful" to be here tonight.

"I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset".

While another commented: "Jennifer Lopez is doing the Motown tribute and when Janelle Monae [sic] is right there and I just don't understand the creative decision".

For example, if you ask me - a mid-20's white dude from New York City - I'd say I rather enjoyed Jennifer Lopez's Motown tribute. But, A-Rod, 43, gifted J.Lo, 49, with the ultimate surprise that she found to be one of his most romantic gestures, yet.

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Jennifer and Brad were married in 2000 but split in 2005 when Brad met and fell in love with Angelina on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Despite this, the " Friends " actress still had a huge smile on her face after celebrating with her pals over the weekend.

Sorry. I'm not letting that Motown tribute go. The "Motown Sound" was pivotal on shaping the pop music landscape of today, not only giving African American singers a path to stardom but singers from all backgrounds.

The pop star sang a string of tunes February 10 in celebration of the iconic Detroit-based label's songs, including "Please Mr. Postman", "My Girl", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", and "Money (That's What I Want)".

"Grammy failed on the Motown tribute #GRAMMYs".

"This summer, I decided I wanted to do something big for my birthday since it is a big birthday", she said. "He actually gave me something really nice for our anniversary that I haven't told anyone", J.Lo told Ellen. Among those struggles were the Black woman being oversexualized and marginalized.

Berry Gordy, who stood during Lopez's performance, founded Motown Records in 1959. If not J Lo, who would you have liked to see take the stage?