The Latino pop star's medley of Dancing In The Street, Mr Postman, and Tears Of A Clown during Black History Month in the U.S. caused much derision on social media.
The Motown legend, 78, took to Instagram to share this thoughts of those who argued that Lopez should not have been chosen to perform in the tribute. "I think anyone who is upset is stupid", Robinson defiantly declared.
Former first lady Michelle Obama was also at the ceremony. Even before Lopez performed, many were critical of a non-black performer being given the opportunity to pay tribute to Motown.
Additionally, Lopez discussed her involvement with the show, noting Grammy producers and Motown's founder Berry Gordy were "thrilled" with her doing the show.
According toEntertainment Tonight, the announcement that Lopez would be leading the tribute to honor the record label's 60th anniversary invited arguments that the Bronx native was not the ideal selection to celebrate a record company consisting predominantly of Black artists. "You can't tellpeople what to love", she said.
Without a doubt, one of the most-talked about moments from the 2019 Grammys was Jennifer Lopez's tribute to the era of Motown. It was awful, the antithesis to everything Motown ever represented.
However, despite the backlash in the Twittersphere, Lopez received real-life support from one of Motown's most iconic figures, Smokey Robinson. "Any type of music can inspire any type of artist", she told ET. How do you do a Motown tribute without an ALL BLACK cast of artists?! Huffington Post editor Phillip Lewis posted, "I'll never understand why they didn't choose someone Black for a MOTOWN tribute".
Despite Robinson's defense of Lopez, many took to Twitter after the performance and offered a scorching critique. "[The Grammys organizers] know how much I have been influenced by that music and so it was a natural fit for them", she noted. "For some people, [it wasn't], and that's okay".
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