Jennifer Lopez Defends Grammys Motown Tribute: "I’m Just Very Humbled"

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Jennifer Lopez Defends Grammys Motown Tribute: "I’m Just Very Humbled"

But Lopez fired back in a tearful explanation afterward. You can't tell people what they can and can't do, what they should sing or not sing.

While others supported JLo, but kicked off at the Grammys organisers: 'No shade, J-Lo is truly a great artist, but let's be real, this wasn't her performance to give.

'Singing up there with Smokey Robinson, like, I gotta pinch myself.

People on Twitter weren't having it. Jared Sawyer Jr., a preacher and author, was particularly critical.

Berry Gordy, who stood during Lopez's performance, founded Motown Records in 1959.

"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". In an interview with Variety at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party on Saturday, Robinson defended the decision asserting that Motown's music is for everybody.

Lopez explained that she's a lifelong Motown fan who grew up listening to the label's hits with her mom.

The GRAMMYs turned out several awkward moment on Sunday night and Jennifer Lopez is baring the brunt of the burns coming from social media after her Motown tribute failed to impress the masses.

In the end, this was a Motown tribute only Alex Rodriguez could love.

She was later accompanied on stage by host Alicia Keys, Motown legend Smokey Robinson and Motown recording artist Ne-Yo.

Lopez performed "Please Mr. Postman" while wearing a black ensemble with white feathers and accompanied by a group of dancers.

Though Robinson noted that Lopez has credibility "growing up in her Hispanic neighborhood", he said debating whether or not she's even qualified to sing Motown music is missing the point of Motown music. "I grew up on all those songs and because my mom loved him so much she passed him on to us". "Who's stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing something for Motown?". "You gotta do what's in your heart", Lopez shared in her defense. "I'm just very humbled and honored to be able to have sung those songs".