Jennifer Lopez Is Going On Tour To Celebrate Her 50th Birthday

Jennifer Lopez Is Going On Tour To Celebrate Her 50th Birthday

"Mommy, this is for you because we used to dance around to this music", she told E! ahead of her performance.

The Latino pop star's medley of Dancing In The Street, Mr Postman, and Tears Of A Clown during Black History Month in the USA caused much derision on social media.

"I'm obsessed with [the HGTV series] 'Fixer Upper.' So we actually got a little fixer-upper next to the water", Lopez said. They argued the Grammys should've chosen an African American singer. But when the show announced that Jennifer Lopez would be included in the performance, people weren't quite sure what was going to go down.

However, despite the backlash in the Twittersphere, Lopez received real-life support from one of Motown's most iconic figures, Smokey Robinson.

Sorry. I'm not letting that Motown tribute go.

Lopez shared in a backstage interview with ET that she dedicated the performance to her mother, who raised her on the classic records.

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She was later accompanied on stage by host Alicia Keys, Motown legend Smokey Robinson and Motown recording artist Ne-Yo.

"They really got JLo lip syncing Motown's finest songs like there's not 1000 black women with R&B vocals ready for this moment #GRAMMMYs".

She added: "I grew up with this music and me and my sisters, the three of us, we were, like, the backups". Motown churned out Black artist after Black artist who became icons of music in a time when Black people were combating overt racism on the daily.

"I don't think anyone who's intelligent is upset", the 78-year-old entertainer said, "I think anyone who's upset is stupid".

It's safe to say that Jennifer Lopez's tribute to Motown was quite interesting. Motown's stable of singers, songwriters, producers and musicians took the concept of simple, catchy pop songs to a whole new level of sophistication and, thanks to the music's roots in gospel and blues, visceral intensity...

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