NO CHILL: Twitter Trolls Jennifer Lopez over Motown tribute at GRAMMYs

From left Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez at the 2019 Grammys

Jennifer Lopez has defended her Motown performance at the Grammy Awards, after some people questioned why she'd been chosen for the tribute piece.

"I don't think anyone who is intelligent is upset", the 78-year-old singer shared. Everybody", Robinson said. "Who's stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown?

But bad news for fans outside the United States as she will sadly only be performing in the US. When Ne-Yo came out to contribute a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Another Star", the spirit of multiple black artists singing Motown hits nearly felt like a tribute -except with Lopez perched atop the white grand piano Ne-Yo was playing and diva-worthy fireworks exploding for the finale.

Prior to the show, Smokey Robinson publicly lauded Lopez's appointment for the tribute, telling Variety, "Motown was music for everybody". Motown was music for everybody. "You can't tell people what to love", Lopez said.

"Grammy failed on the Motown tribute #GRAMMYs".

Lopez's addition to the Motown tribute triggered some people on social media, who condemned the Grammys for choosing her to perform songs composed and recorded by legendary African American musicians like Berry Gordy, The Temptations and Diana Ross and The Supremes.

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

Ellen also bragged about how in shape J. Lo is, after the singer and A-Rod completed a 10-day diet challenge where they cut out carbs and sugar. "I'm just very humbled and honored to be able to have sung those songs".

"I was like, 'Wouldn't it be awesome to have her do it for us?' But she doesn't do anything outside of Waco (Texas)", Lopez told DeGeneres.

Motown's reputation for diversity and inclusion is a source of pride for the musician he explains, so the discussion surrounding Jennifer's performance is upsetting.

Fresh off an energetic (if divisive) performance at Sunday's Grammy Awards, Jennifer Lopez is gearing up to hit the road once again. If not J Lo, who would you have liked to see take the stage?

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