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EntertainmentJennifer Lopez Defends Her Epic Motown Tribute at 2019 GRAMMYs: 'It Was for My Mom' (Exclusive)

11:15  11 february  2019
11:15  11 february  2019 Source:   etonline.com

The Internet Doesn't Understand Why Jennifer Lopez Is Performing This Tribute At The Grammys

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Jennifer Lopez is reportedly set to perform a Motown tribute at the 2019 Grammy Awards this weekend! Motown will be celebrated once again two days later when the Recording Academy hosts its Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration concert at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

Jennifer Lopez 's performance at the Grammys 2019 caused controversy even before she took the At the end of the medley, which included a guest appearance by Ne-Yo, J . Lo paid her own personal tribute to her mom Jennifer Lopez helped deliver a glitzy Motown tribute at the Grammys on Feb.

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Jennifer Lopez took the stage Sunday night to pay tribute to Motown at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, and the singer absolutely slayed.

Speaking with ET's Kevin Frazier backstage after her set, Lopez got emotional as she explained how her dynamic performance was also a tribute to her mother.

"It was for my mom. I could cry. It’s such a good moment," Lopez shared explaining how she grew up listening to Motown hits that her mom used to play when she was a kid. "It’s just a dream come true."

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Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Grammys Tribute Has Viewers Confused Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Grammys Tribute Has Viewers Confused

Jennifer Lopez doing a MOTOWN TRIBUTE at the Grammys ? JLo is doing a Motown tribute at the # Grammys 2019 ? I love you girl but . pic.twitter.com/FVlYgRim6L. There are plenty of questions surrounding this Motown tribute , like whether Lopez will handle it solo and if it 'll be some kind of

Jennifer Lopez . Rap-Up shared the news Tuesday afternoon, just days before the 61st Grammy Awards go down in Los Angeles. Though she's no stranger to the Grammy 's stage, many people have expressed confusion over JLo 's involvement in the Motown tribute .

The 49-year-old singer performed a jaw-dropping medley of Motown classics -- including "Dancing in the Street," "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "Please Mr. Postman" and "Do You Love Me," among others -- before she was joined by GRAMMYs host Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo and by Smokey Robinson, who sang with her for a performance of "My Girl."

Jennifer Lopez Defends Her Epic Motown Tribute at 2019 GRAMMYs: 'It Was for My Mom' (Exclusive)© Emma McIntyre/Getty Images "Singing up there with Smokey Robinson, like, I gotta pinch myself," Lopez said. "I grew up on all those songs and because my mom loved him so much she passed him on to us."

It's exactly because of her lifelong love of the genre, and the impact it has had on her career, that the singer is not letting any criticism get under her skin.

After it was announced that Lopez had been tapped to lead the Motown tribute, some on Twitter slammed the decision, arguing that the Bronx-born pop icon doesn't have a connection to the Motown genre.

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Why Is Jennifer Lopez Doing This At The Grammys ? According to reports and confirmed to Refinery29 by a source close to Lopez , the Second Act star will perform a Motown tribute during Sunday's Grammy awards, in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Detroit-baesd record label's

Jennifer Lopez will tribute Motown Records at this year’s Grammy Awards. Put the # GRAMMYs right in the trash with the #SuperBowl who thought it was a good idea for @ JLo to do a To all the non-black Latinos defending the Grammys decision to have Jennifer Lopez sing a Motown tribute

Robinson himself defended Lopez's involvement, telling Variety recently that "anyone is upset is stupid," and the songstress shut down any other haters with her amazing performance.

"The thing about music is that it inspires all. Any type of music can inspire any type of artist," Lopez told ET on Sunday. "You can’t tell people what to love. You can't tell people what they can and can’t do, what they should sing or not sing. You gotta do what’s in your heart."

Lopez continued, explaining that the GRAMMY producers and Motown icon Berry Gordy were "thrilled" about her involvement.

"They know how much I have been influenced by that music and so it was a natural fit for them," Lopez shared. "But for some people, [it wasn't], and that’s okay. I’m just very humbled and honored to be able to have sung those songs."

Tune into Monday's Entertainment Tonight for more exclusive coverage from this year's GRAMMYs. Check here for local listings.

For more on Lopez's big night -- including appearing on stage with Michelle Obama during the show's surprising opening monologue -- check out the video below.



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