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

Postado Fevereiro 11, 2019

As we reported, J.Lo took the stage Sunday night with Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, and Smokey Robinson, performing hits of the past like Dancing in the Street, Do You Love Me, The Best Things in Life Are Free, all while wearing a very J.Lo-y sparkling one-piece. "It's just a dream come true", she continued.

Robinson even had a message to critics about Lopez' doing the Motown tribute, saying anyone "upset" about it "is stupid", according to Variety. You can't tell people what they can and can't do, what they should sing or not sing.

Speaking to the confusion behind her involvement in the tribute, Lopez said, "The thing about music is that it inspires all". "Motown was music for everybody".

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.

Lopez shared in a backstage interview with ET that she dedicated the performance to her mother, who raised her on the classic records. "I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset".

"I want to dedicate the performance to my mom; it's the music we listened to in our living room - The Temptations The Supremes - this is her music and I grew up on it", she said.

The singer, who now has a residency in Las Vegas, shared how Grammy producers and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy were "thrilled" about her tribute. "You gotta do what's in your heart".

"They know how much I have been influenced by that music and so it was a natural fit for them", she explained, adding she has no hard feelings for those who were less than enthused with her as the leading lady for the tribute. "But for some people, [it wasn't], and that's OK".