Jennifer Lopez Defends Heavily Criticized Grammys Motown Tribute

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Jennifer Lopez has no time for complaints that she, and not an African-American artist, was the lead of the Grammys' tribute to Motown on Sunday night. Smokey Robinson, who joined Lopez on stage Sunday, defended her during a pre-Grammy gala on Saturday.

Lopez continued, while getting emotional, "Any type of music can inspire any type of artist ..."

About the very special present he gave her, Jen told the host that she is a big fan of Fixer Upper and she casually mentioned during a conversation with her sister how fantastic it would be if Joanna and Chip Gaines remodeled her and Alex's fixer-upper that they got near the water.

Turns out that Lopez had both critics and supporters afterward and Robinson tweeted her a thanks.

"I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset", Robinson told Variety. "I think anyone is upset is stupid". In addition to Robinson and Ne-Yo, Lopez got a little help from her friend Alicia Keys during the tribute, too. The legendary singer/songwriter/producer also performed alongside J.Lo, said she had more than enough credibility "growing up in her Hispanic neighborhood" in the Bronx. This came on the heels of a controversial appearance on The Grammy Awards doing a Motown tribute.

Check out more reactions below to JLo's Motown tribute at the Grammys. My sister got me her new book. "He actually gave me something really nice for our anniversary that I haven't told anyone", J.Lo told Ellen. Motown was music for everybody.

Lopez, 49, is a self-professed superfan of the hit HGTV series Fixer Upper - and the star revealed she could barely contain her excitement when Rodriguez surprised her with a FaceTime call with the show's star Joanna Gaines. Among those struggles were the Black woman being oversexualized and marginalized.

In 1959, Berry Gordy founded Motown Records which housed some of music's biggest talents including Diana Ross, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Isley Brothers and more. If not J Lo, who would you have liked to see take the stage?

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