Why Are People Criticizing Jennifer Lopez's Motown Tribute at the 2019 Grammys?

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The Latin singer-actress hit the Grammys stage on Sunday inserting her energetic dance-pop flavor into memorable Motown melodies such as "Dancing Machine" and "Dancing in the Street".

Jennifer Lopez defended her Motown tribute at the 2019 Grammy Awards Sunday night saying that it was a "dream come true" in response to the critics.

Robinson himself defended Lopez's involvement, telling Variety recently that "anyone is upset is stupid", and the songstress shut down any other haters with her unbelievable performance.

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

"It was for my mom", she said. The 49-year-old singer said she grew up on Motown music through her mom, listening to different artists such as The Temptations and The Supremes. Variety pointed out that Motown artists like Mary Wells, Lionel Ritchie, or Stevie Wonder might have been a better choice, noting that "There are other tributes worthy of J. Lo as the headliner, but this one, a celebration of a record label that was dedicated to celebrating black talent when few other labels cared, deserved a black talent as its star". The tribute takes place Tuesday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The Recording Academy received backlash for having Lopez perform the Motown medley when it was first announced earlier this month. They argued the Grammys should've chosen an African American singer. She sang classics like "Do You Love Me" while donning several outfits in an act with Smokey Robinson and others. "You gotta do what's in your heart". "I grew up on all those songs and because my mom loved him so much she passed him on to us".

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