Jennifer Lopez faced some backlash with some fans who were not happy that she was chosen to perform the Motown tribute at the 2019 Grammys.
“The thing about music is that it inspires all. 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. You gotta do what’s in your heart,” JLo told ET. A select few fans were not happy that Jennifer performed the tribute without having a clear connection to the genre.
Jennifer added that Grammys producers and Motown legend Berry Gordy were “thrilled” that she did the tribute.
“They know how much I have been influenced by that music and so it was a natural fit for them. But for some people, [it wasn’t], and that’s okay. I’m just very humbled and honored to be able to have sung those songs,” she added.
About the performance, Jennifer said,”It was for my mom. I could cry. It’s such a good moment. It’s just a dream come true.”