Jennifer Lopez's Motown tribute was a Grammys 2019 low point

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Lopez didn't let the criticism of her performance faze her.

The Latin singer-actress hit the Grammys stage on Sunday inserting her energetic dance-pop flavor into memorable Motown melodies such as "Dancing Machine" and "Dancing in the Street". Robinson was the founder and front man of The Miracles, the vocal group that came to define Motown's sound.

The 49-year-old was chosen as the headliner of the 60th anniversary tribute to Motown, where she blasted out a number of classics alongside Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo.

Fans suggested the likes of Gladys Knight, Beyoncé, or Jennifer Hudson to do the tribute. In an interview with Variety at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party on Saturday, Robinson defended the decision asserting that Motown's music is for everybody.

Clearly, people were upset on behalf of the Motown legends they grew up loving. "It's such a good moment".

'I think anyone who is upset is stupid.

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"The thing about music is that it inspires all", Lopez told Entertainment Tonight. "You can't tell people what to love".

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. "You gotta do what's in your heart", Lopez shared in her defense.

Lopez performed "Please Mr. Postman" while wearing a black ensemble with white feathers and accompanied by a group of dancers.

Ahead of the show, the starlet explained that leading the tribute was "a dream come true", as she was extremely influenced by the genre growing up. "I'm just very humbled and honored to be able to have sung those songs". "Motown was music for everybody".

Besides Robinson, one person who was most definitely thrilled to see Lopez perform the tribute at the Grammys was her boyfriend, former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

So, fortunately for Lopez, no matter what people say, she'll always have her no. 1 fan at her side.

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