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Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Grammys Tribute Has Viewers Confused

Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Grammys Tribute Has Viewers Confused

"I think anyone who is upset is stupid", he said Saturday, adding that Lopez has more than enough credibility as someone "growing up in her Hispanic neighborhood" in the Bronx. Motown was a black-owned record label that put out music by predominantly black artists like the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. Nonetheless, Smokey Robinson is one of the icons of Motown, if he is not offended should anyone else be?

Moments after the performance and emotional Lopez reflected on Motown's hits and said Berry Gordy was thrilled of her participation. The room was literally full of Black artists that could have participated.

Many viewers at home took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with the decision to have the 49-year-old Latina singer-actress perform a dedication to a predominantly black record label.

That's why when when it was reported that a Motown tribute at the upcoming Grammy's including Jennifer Lopez, some people were outraged.

Some online questioned why a black artist wasn't chosen instead of Lopez, but she received support from Smokey Robinson, who joined her in a duet to perform "My Girl", a song he co-wrote. "You can't tell people what they can and can't do - what they should sing or not sing".

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His intervention came after Treasury Chief Secretary Liz Truss refused to rule out resigning if Mrs May backed a customs union. She did not reject any of his conditions outright in her reply.

"It was for my mom", she told ET. You can't tell people what they can and can't do, what they should sing or not sing.

Chatting to Entertainment Tonight, the On The Floor songstress said: 'I could cry. "You gotta do what's in your heart". He came out to perform alongside Lopez and before the show, he addressed the controversy.

Robinson elaborated, "Motown was music for everybody". In addition to Robinson and Ne-Yo, Lopez got a little help from her friend Alicia Keys during the tribute, too.

So, fortunately for Lopez, no matter what people say, she'll always have her no. 1 fan at her side.


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