NO CHILL: Twitter Trolls Jennifer Lopez over Motown tribute at GRAMMYs

Carla Harmon
February 13, 2019

Jennifer Lopez defended her Motown tribute at the 2019 Grammy Awards Sunday night saying that it was a "dream come true" in response to the critics.

During her performance, Lopez touched on all of the classics, such as "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone", "War", "Square Biz", "Another Star, Do You Love Me?", "Please Mr. Postman", "Dancing In The Street", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", and "My Girl".

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

Former first lady Michelle Obama was also at the ceremony.

During the 2019 Grammys, J. Lo performed a tribute to Motown, but not everyone watching was a fan. Everybody", Robinson said. "Who's stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown? "You can't tell people what to love", Lopez said. When Ne-Yo came out to contribute a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Another Star", the spirit of multiple black artists singing Motown hits nearly felt like a tribute -except with Lopez perched atop the white grand piano Ne-Yo was playing and diva-worthy fireworks exploding for the finale.

Clearly, people were upset on behalf of the Motown legends they grew up loving.

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 could cry. It's such a good moment". "Any type of music can inspire any type of artist", Lopez said to Entertainment Tonight. People had all kinds of things to say on the matter, mostly questioning just why Jennifer was chosen to lead the tribute over a Black artist for the label's 60th anniversary. Personally, I tried to give the performance a chance, but the truth is, I squinted through most of it, my shoulders tense, and my soul crying for Fantasia.

Another wrote "I mean...was Khia not available for this Motown medley?" You don't have to take every job.

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