Jennifer Lopez Was ‘A Complete Diva’ Before Grammys Motown Performance

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According to USA Today, Lopez told DeGeneres that she and Rodriguez bought a fixer-upper house, and Lopez told Rodriguez how she would love Gaines to help with the project, according to USA Today.

On social media, many folks noted that the choice wasn't a great stylistic match for J.Lo, and others wondered why contemporary black singers, who built their careers on the legacy of Motown, hadn't been chosen instead, especially during Black History Month.

Clearly, people were upset on behalf of the Motown legends they grew up loving.

The star hit the stage to sing "Dancing in the Street", "Please Mr. Postman", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "Do You Love Me", and more.

Sorry. I'm not letting that Motown tribute go. My birthday is in July so this summer I decided I want to do something big for my birthday, since it is a big birthday, ' she said.

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"J. Lo better not salsa her way to the cookout because she is uninvited for that awful performance".

Without a doubt, one of the most-talked about moments from the 2019 Grammys was Jennifer Lopez's tribute to the era of Motown.

Lopez addressed the criticism when she got off stage, as she explained the impact the music of Smokey Robinson had on her when she was growing up in the Bronx.

"They know how much I have been influenced by that music and so it was a natural fit for them", she added of Gordy and company. "You gotta do what's in your heart". "I'm just very humbled and honoured to be able to have sung those songs".

The 78-year-old icon bluntly said, "I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset". Everybody", Robinson said. "Who's stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown? Motown's stable of singers, songwriters, producers and musicians took the concept of simple, catchy pop songs to a whole new level of sophistication and, thanks to the music's roots in gospel and blues, visceral intensity...

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