That felt like a J-Lo a** celebration.
An emotional Lopez, who's of Puerto Rican descent, noted afterward that Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, who was in the audience, "was thrilled" to have her sing and was well aware of how much she's been influenced by Motown songs.
That's why when when it was reported that a Motown tribute at the upcoming Grammy's including Jennifer Lopez, some people were outraged. "@RecordingAcad y'all couldn't find BLACK women to do this MOTOWN tribute?!" "So they could have NEVER given a performance like that, ladies at all times!"
Lopez also opened up about her performance on the Grammy red carpet, telling Ryan Seacrest that she wanted to dedicate the performance to her mother.
"Any type of music can inspire any type of artist". 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?" They argued the Grammys should've chosen an African American singer. "You gotta do what's in your heart".
"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. "Who's stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing something for Motown?".
Chatting to Entertainment Tonight, the On The Floor songstress said: 'I could cry.
"I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset", he said.
Robinson elaborated, "Motown was music for everybody".
Despite Robinson's comments, an outpour of folks fired shots at Lopez's performance during the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, taking offense to just about every aspect of the tribute including Lopez's sparkled-covered costumes.