Motown legend Smokey Robinson hasn’t been shy about defending Jennifer Lopez from critics of her tribute to the iconic label at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Ahead of the performance (which courted backlash at its announcement from people arguing the show’s organizers were overlooking more deserving performers in favor of the ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ singer), Robinson took to press to call detractors ‘stupid’ for disqualifying the singer/actress’ because of her race (click here to watch).
Now, after the showing was met with mixed review (as we reported here), the ‘I Second That Emotion’ singer is handing out a second helping of clap back on behalf of the 49-year-old stage blazer. See the video and read his Instagram statement inside:
Also, taking to TMZ, Robinson added:
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Did you miss the performance? Click here to watch.