J.Lo's Motown Tribute Inspired These Hilarious, Ill-Fitting Ideas

J.Lo's Motown Tribute Inspired These Hilarious, Ill-Fitting Ideas

Robinson agreed with Lopez and stood by Grammy organisers who selected the Latina star to perform, calling the backlash "stupid". Alongside Smokey Robinson and Ne-Yo, J.Lo performed a medley of hits from the label's heyday at the Staples Center.

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. Variety pointed out that Motown artists like Mary Wells, Lionel Ritchie, or Stevie Wonder might have been a better choice, noting that "There are other tributes worthy of J. Lo as the headliner, but this one, a celebration of a record label that was dedicated to celebrating black talent when few other labels cared, deserved a black talent as its star". And while no one seemed to deny that Lopez, 49, entertained with her high energy, her dancing, and her costume changes, many thought that she just wasn't the right artist to give such a performance. Smokey Robinson, who joined Lopez on stage Sunday, defended her during a pre-Grammy gala on Saturday.

"The thing about music is that it inspires all".

Chatting to Entertainment Tonight, the On The Floor songstress said: 'I could cry. "You can't tell people what to love". "I grew up on all those songs and because my mom loved him so much she passed him on to us". They argued the Grammys should've chosen an African American singer.

"I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset", the 78-year-old singer shared. "You gotta do what's in your heart". According to Us Weekly, viewers watching the awards show from the comfort of their homes were shown a close-up of Rodriguez appearing stunned during Lopez's performance.

Despite Robinson's comments, an outpour of folks fired shots at Lopez's performance during the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, taking offense to just about every aspect of the tribute including Lopez's sparkled-covered costumes.

So, fortunately for Lopez, no matter what people say, she'll always have her no. 1 fan at her side.