"Grammy failed on the Motown tribute #GRAMMYs". Lopez came out to perform some of the biggest hits, including "Dancing in the Street", "Mr. Postman", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", and "Do You Love Me?" there was a little bit of Ne-Yo thrown in for good measure, and everyone's fears seemed to be confirmed.
Clearly, people were upset on behalf of the Motown legends they grew up loving.
When asked how she felt about the backlash she was already copping in the days leading up to her performance - which also included a duet with legendary singer Smokey Robinson - Lopez said that Motown and music in general belongs to everybody. The room was literally full of Black artists that could have participated. Motown's stable of singers, songwriters, producers and musicians took the concept of simple, catchy pop songs to a whole new level of sophistication and, thanks to the music's roots in gospel and blues, visceral intensity...
It's safe to say that Jennifer Lopez's tribute to Motown was quite interesting. While another commented: "Jennifer Lopez is doing the Motown tribute and when Janelle Monae is right there and I just don't understand the creative decision". After all, it's Motown's 60th anniversary. To know the history of Motown, you understand that Berry Gordy founded the group with the intent to publish and OWN the music Black artists created.
Jennifer Lopez loves Chip and Joanna Gaines just as much as we do! "I could cry. It's such a good moment", she smiled.
Lalah Hathaway's whole body and self was sitting in the audience during a soulless Motown tribute. 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.
She noted that after taking a brief break, she wanted to go back on the diet again.