So catch us up: Since Motown is a historically black label, people expected that the Grammy Tribute would feature a black artist, say a Beyonce, or even Jennifer Hudson. Makes sense. But Grammy producers argued that JLo was influenced by the Motown artists (and let’s face, it, they were thinking about the ratings.)
Smokey Robinson, who performed some of the medley with Jennifer had this to say: “anyone who is upset is stupid.’ Okaaay.
For her part, JLo spoke emotionally after her high-energy performance, saying:
“Any type of music can inspire any type of artist… 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.”
Whatever you think, it was one of the highlights of the show.