However, any Motown fans were not pleased and wondered why the Academy would honour the legendary record label with Lopez instead of a black artist, particularly during Black History Month. In an interview with Variety at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party on Saturday, Robinson defended the decision asserting that Motown's music is for everybody. And my mom, this was her music.
Turns out that Lopez had both critics and supporters afterward and Robinson tweeted her a thanks.
"I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset", he said.
Lopez performed "Please Mr. Postman" while wearing a black ensemble with white feathers and accompanied by a group of dancers. There were hundred of Black performers who could have stood in her place and J. Lo should have been aware enough to understand that when the offer was extended to her.
"J. Lo better not salsa her way to the cookout because she is uninvited for that bad performance", preacher Jared Sawyer Jr. tweeted on Sunday.
The diet certainly proved its worth at the 2019 GRAMMYs, where J.Lo slayed during the Motown tribute.
"I was like, 'Wouldn't it be incredible to have her do it for us?' But she doesn't do anything outside of Waco (Texas)", Lopez told DeGeneres. My sister got me her new book.
When queried about why Lopez was the right fit the performance, Robinson said simply Motown's music is universal. She then briefly teamed up with Alicia Keys on "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" and sang "Another Star" with Ne-Yo, who played the piano.
"Your Motown "tribute" should have had BLACK WOMEN in it". "Everybody... I think anyone who is upset is stupid".