Jennifer Lopez Passionately Rejects Grammy Motown Backlash

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But despite being joined on stage by Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys and her fellow "World of Dance" judge Ne-Yo, Lopez's performance was a dud for many people watching at home, who previously expressed irritation with a non-Black performer headlining the tribute.

Before Jennifer revealed it all, she sat down with Ellen to talk all things parties. "Oh", she laughed. "I'm going to say I love his arms". However, if you ask a mid-60's black dude from Detroit, they may not agree, and that seems to be the general consensus on Twitter.

"I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset", he told Variety ahead of the show.

While another commented: "Jennifer Lopez is doing the Motown tribute and when Janelle Monae [sic] is right there and I just don't understand the creative decision".

Just a few days after Jennifer Lopez performed at the Grammys, the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" singer paid a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show to announce that she will be hitting the road this summer for her "It's My Party" 50th birthday tour.

"J. Lo better not salsa her way to the cookout because she is uninvited for that awful performance". The room was literally full of Black artists that could have participated.

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Check out more reactions below to JLo's Motown tribute at the Grammys.

"I'm getting ready for this movie I'm going to do call Hustlers and I have to play a stripper", she explains, noting that her trainer challenged her to cut out carbs and sugar.

He adds, "Kids of all races, worldwide, grew up loving the music of Motown, imitating our acts".

"Your Motown "tribute" should have had BLACK WOMEN in it".

Yes, it would have been more authentically Motown if Smokey Robinson or Diana Ross had led the tribute.

"I was like, 'Wouldn't it be fantastic to have her do it for us?' But she doesn't do anything outside of Waco (Texas)", Lopez told DeGeneres. "I think that's why I'm the performer I am today, because of that music".

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