Twitter Erupts at News Jennifer Lopez To Perform Motown Tribute at Grammys 2019

Published: Tuesday 5th Feb 2019 by Rashad

‘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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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.

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  1. Mhhmm February 5, 2019

    No ma’am.

  2. Mario’s wife…aka…Mrs. R.asputia Martìnez (Formerly known as Mrs. R.asputia Latimore) February 5, 2019

    Sit down old menopause ho! If you don’t sound like Christina Aguilera then your old hispanic asss ain’t invited to sing at the black party but you can clean floors and do the dishes though!

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian PISCES ??‍♀️Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine February 5, 2019

      TROLLmine Christina Aguilera sucks live. Did you watch her “I hear radio” performance? God awful

      • Mario’s wife…aka…Mrs. R.asputia Martìnez (Formerly known as Mrs. R.asputia Latimore) February 5, 2019

        There U go STALKING ALL MY COMMENTS again. Aren’t you tired of being so ANNOYING. I dont need a STALKER. STAY THE F.UCK UP OFF MY COMMENT BOX. When do u ever see me replying to YOUR COMMENT BOXES? ABSOLUTELY NEVER SO F.UCK OFF SCUM!!!!!!!


      • SMH February 6, 2019

        Shut up please. Christina Aguilera sounds better than JLo live even on her worst day.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian PISCES ??‍♀️Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine February 5, 2019

      TROLLmine why THE FÜCK did you name your husband (dįildö) Mario Martinez? You should name it something prettier like Cinnamonquandriantavianiqua!!!

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian PISCES ??‍♀️Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine February 5, 2019

      How’s your baby doll doing, TROLLmine? Is it hungry ?

  3. Brent Christopher February 5, 2019

    WHY would she even accept the offer?! WHY do people in the industry accept roles or opportunities that they KNOW they do not deserve?! Even if it didnt cross her mind, someone on her team KNEW that the public would be outraged! HOW in 2019, are the producers of the Grammy telecast this out of touch with the reality of our day & time? THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA!

  4. Jeans February 5, 2019

    I love jlo, but please drop out of this.

  5. DanYiel Iman February 5, 2019

    I’m sorry her live voice isn’t it for a Motown moment!!??‍♂️ She’s a great dancer & that’s it!!✌??

  6. Divab February 5, 2019

    Sorry but this is the biggest failure of the year. The super bowl was a terrible miss now this? What or who the hell at the Grammys thought this was cool. You have to many great artists that can sing and you choose a non terrible singer. I won’t be watching anyway because the Grammy has fallen off so bad really since 2016/2017

    • Olusheyi February 7, 2019

      They have been terrible for years

  7. Paulo February 5, 2019

    I mean apart from JLo being fab but having struggle vocals why they picking only one performer for this tribute?

  8. i hate whhyte and bitchess blcakk b****** February 5, 2019

    what a slap in the face to Motown…they should say no…

  9. JungKook February 5, 2019

    Ooh girls you all are so 2000 , she grew up a lot as vocalist! (she is not like britney anymore)
    keep hating but mark my words she will slay and close all your mouths 😉

    • Dabs February 5, 2019

      Girl if you don’t STFU! You don’t even believe that shiiiit you just typed….???

  10. Hmmm… February 5, 2019

    A joke.

  11. Fast_Persuader February 5, 2019

    LOL too funny. Yes, Motown music is timeless and universally influential beyond measure. But C’mon! Why was SHE the first (that I’ve heard of) announced??? ?

    Look… Maybe limit JLo to ONE of her favorite Motown songs, and keep it moving. No medley or her typical Latin Explosion performances under the guise of a “tribute”.

    Imma just be cool until I learn more details of all artists performing, and how this will all unfold. ?

  12. Moti February 5, 2019

    But yal don’t even know in what capacity she’ll be performing lol. Chill!! It’s obvious they are trying to up viewership lol

  13. Jasmine Da Bi Asian PISCES ??‍♀️Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine February 5, 2019

    Not every single Motown artist has a super soulful voice she just has to pick the right song and she’ll be good.

  14. eric February 5, 2019

    White artists were on Motown too, so color is not a prerequisite to perform a tribute. All the crap singers and rappers you all support and you attack Jennifer?? I think she’s a great entertainer and she will do just fine.

    • Nate February 5, 2019

      Teena Marie was the only white artist I can think of, and she was a major vocalist, and would have been welcomed. Hell even Kelly could have been invited as well, but Motown, a black owned company during black history month, and the first performer they announce is JLO? She can barley sing her own songs, she shouldnt do tributes… She cant even pull off Diana..

  15. Kevon February 5, 2019

    Omg Soo many hatters .. every needs to shut it up and let Jlo do her thing …y’all funny ass n*****

  16. Anatomy of a True Lyricist February 5, 2019

    Jennifer Lopez is going to do amazing! She is an excellent performer! So excited for this!

  17. Dev February 6, 2019

    The issues i have with this is Jennifer should’ve said thank you but no! The grammy’s are well known for their bad choices/decision’s so it leaves it up to the artists to decide what makes sense instead of thinking about securing the bag, she should’ve known their would be backlash from this.
    If they wanted someone of the paler complexion they could’ve asked JoJo or Jessie J, or if they wanted diversity they could’ve contacted Jessica Sanchez.
    I think the Grammy’s want to make a fool of Jennifer and she wants to make a fool of her self.

  18. ~The Arcade~ February 6, 2019

    A complete mockery. These institutions are so out of the the loop its ridiculous lol. I wanna know whose bright idea it was to even utter Lopez’s name for a Motown tribute. Laughing stock

  19. High Price February 6, 2019

    Love Jlo but this is not it. She coule have at least backed out with some excuse. But despite her vocal ability, she really wants to sing lol. With the majority of her shows these past several years, she’s cut back on her dancing to showcase her vocals for some reason. Everyone has said it in reviews. We want to see you dance, so just DANCE! But hey, ??‍♂️.. this will be interesting to see i guess.

  20. Olusheyi February 7, 2019

    Are they serious? JLo oh no. That just proves that the grammy’s are out of touch

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