Yesterday, Jennifer Lopez was unveiled as the artist who will be delivering a special performance in honour of Motown’s anniversary, and many people are upset.
The news was first broken by Rap-Up just days before the 61st Grammy Awards go down in Los Angeles. And folks are wondering what’s the rationale behind choosing J-Lo as the person to perform a tribute to Motown–a record label that was home to legendary black acts like The Jackson 5, The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder.
Here’s what folks are saying about this:
— Ira (@ira) February 5, 2019
I have questions. https://t.co/UqkqAZzRV5
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 5, 2019
JLo doing a Motown Tribute is peak of a messed up Black History Month.
— malayjha. (@malaylayxo) February 5, 2019
I like Jennifer Lopez but she don’t need to be doing a Motown tribute,who signed off on that
— TMONEY$$ (@darealdroboy) February 5, 2019
I don’t need to hear Jennifer Lopez butcher ANY Motown song. What the actual fuck? The ancestors are infuriated
— chocolate giddyup 🐎 (@clarkconquers) February 5, 2019
Grammys having Jlo do a motown tribute???! pic.twitter.com/hRRtyYDuGn
— Red Bradley (@Supermari64) February 5, 2019
The 2019 Grammys will air this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.