The announcement of Jennifer Lopez as the act to perform at the 2019 Grammy Awards in honor Motown Records has generated lots of criticism on social media.
Jennifer Lopez was picked to honor the record label on its 69th anniversary. The label was home to some of the finest soul singers ever seen in the music industry e.g Michael Jackson, Dianna Ross, The temptations etc.
According to the critics of the choice of Jennifer Lopez as the singer to honor Motown Records with a performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards, the singer is not fit for the role because she lacks the vocal range the artistes on the label are known for.
They also wonder why a Latina is picked to honor a black entertainment platform especially on Black History Month.
See reactions below.
Damn I would rather have Sam Smith or Adele if we going to chose a non-Black person
But y’all chose J. LO to perform MOTOWN during BLACK HISTORY MONTH. https://t.co/4XONMmPlCa
— Kayla Reed (@iKaylaReed) February 5, 2019
J.Lo doing the MoTown tribute is stupid. AT LEAST choose a Latina with a great voice if you’re gonna insult the black community like that to begin with. #grammys
— tortillas&frijoles (@yo_soy_fiesta17) February 6, 2019
Who the hell authorized J Lo to perform a #Motown Tribute @ the 2019 Grammys? This woman is not a Soul singer! Her voice does not match those of the Motown legacy. They could’ve booked Normani, Brandy, Jennifer Hudson, Tamia, Latocha Scott, Kelly Rowland, Deborah Cox, Tamar, etc. pic.twitter.com/UkKQnlN9st
— ❝ᴡɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ sɪʀᴇɴ❞ ♏ (@La_Bella_Amor) February 6, 2019
J Lo just performed last year and killed it. I ain’t mad at her. But when we’re talking MOTOWN, and so many of the actual legends are aging and could not only use the coin but should receive their flowers while they’re here, this makes no sense.
— April (@ReignOfApril) February 5, 2019