‘Ain’t It Funny?’ singer Jennifer Lopez probably wasn’t laughing when she caught a peek at responses to news she’ll be part of a tribute to Motown at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards on CBS (February 10).
As we reported here, months ahead of the network’s “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration,” an all-star special celebrating the iconic label’s 60th anniversary (set to air in April), the ‘Dance Again’ diva will give viewers a foretaste by setting the stage alight with some fancy footwork to some of its greatest hits.
But, while her faithful fan base – affectionately called #JLovers – delighted at the news, some critics weren’t shy about blasting event organizers for choosing the ‘limited’ vocalist for such a prestigious honor.
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That’s not even the case, JLo is a talented performer, but she DOES NOT have the vocals to do a regular tribute, let alone a Motown tribute pic.twitter.com/H3t5Pv7Mvs
— 𝓣𝓪𝓻𝓪 𝓐𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓵 🗝☮⚛♓️ (@TaraAngel94) February 5, 2019
Fans know Lopez has incorporated music from Motown in her shows in the past, namely interpolating the climax of Diana Ross‘ #1 hit, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ in live performances of her own 2014 tune, ‘First Love’ (from the ‘A.K.A.’ album).
As of time reported, J.Lo nor The Grammys have not responded to the criticisms.