Earlier this month, The Recording Academy announced Jennifer Lopez would be heading up the Motown tribute at the Grammys with legend Smokey Robinson and Ne-Yo. Now, considering Jennifer is most known for her dance-y pop records, this was a bit of a surprise to most people, who suggested the likes of Gladys Knight, Beyoncé, or Jennifer Hudson should do it.
The news was so controversial when it was first announced that Smokey himself came out and said, "I think anyone who is upset is stupid" and mentioned how she grew up in the Bronx. Well, people are still upset, and took to Twitter last to say they're not mad because of her background, but because of her style of singing.
Honestly, the reactions are so plentiful and pretty hilarious, you'll have a hard time controlling your laughter when reading them. Like, Twitter is FULLY disrespected by and done with the Grammys for having her perform a medley of 'Square Biz', 'Please Mr. Postman', 'Dancing in the Street', and 'My Girl', among a bunch of other timeless songs.
Dear #GRAMMYs Out of Anita, Beyonce, Lalah, India, Kelly Rowland, Latoya, Keyshia, Mary, Rihanna, Toni, Mariah, Monica, Brandy, Jill, Thee Diana, Faith, Patti, Gladys, Jennifer Hud, Jasmine Sullivan, Fantasia, Tamar, Kelly Price you get Jennifer Lopez to do Motown? Insulting. pic.twitter.com/Fs0xaN96lO- Is Your Activism Inclusive? (@2speak_easy) February 6, 2019
Jennifer Lopez is doing the Motown tribute and when Janelle Monáe is right there and I just don’t understand the creative decision pic.twitter.com/qevBc83ib4- 𝕚 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕞𝕪 𝕠𝕨𝕟 𝕙𝕒𝕚𝕣 𝕞𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕖 (@omyj0sh) February 11, 2019
Jennifer Lopez can barely do a Jennifer Lopez tribute but yet...a Motown tribute seemed appropriate.- whitley gilbert. (@_jessycarenee) February 6, 2019
I truly hate everybody. https://t.co/ovlIAb2dFZ
I can't wait to watch the #Grammys hosted by Alicia Keys and featuring a Motown Tribute by Jennifer Lopez, said no one ever.- 🌺Authentically DiDi (@TheDiDiDelgado) February 10, 2019
Jennifer Lopez and Motown shouldn’t even be in the same sentence. I’m pissed off I even read it.- pumi (@TLOPumi) February 5, 2019
Maaaannnn Jennifer Lopez get hell off the stage with these butcher ass classics!! Go back to singing Ashanti songs !!- Musashi (@Musashiblade1) February 11, 2019
Grammys: Jennifer Lopez is going to do a Motown tribute- The Honorable Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) February 5, 2019
Literally every female soul singer: pic.twitter.com/Flr2JFrkdG
Of course, she's Jennifer and did what she does best, which is provide a performance full of dancing, charisma, and enviable ~lewks,~ no matter if you liked her singing or not. One person who definitely approved, though, is perfect Instagram boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, who is probably the biggest J. Lo fanboy who ever walked the planet.
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