Jennifer Lopez blasted by Black Twitter for Motown tribute during Grammys

Jennifer Lopez performs at THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

When the officials at the Grammys announced that Jennifer Lopez would do a tribute to Motown, many on social media expressed concerns. But some decided to give Lopez a chance after Motown legend Smokey Robinson came to her defense days before the big event.

Be that as it may, the actual performance caused a stir, as Lopez added her own twist to the legacy of Motown. Lopez performed a medley of songs, such as “Dancing in the Street” and “Please Mr. Postman,” with a slew of dancers in tow.

Although Lopez dazzled with her dance routines and glittery skirts, the overall performance lacked the soul and depth made popular by Motown artists such as The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder.

During and after Lopez’s performance, Black Twitter shared its collective displeasure.


A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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