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From left Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez at the 2019 Grammys

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. But as venerable as the 78-year-old legend is, Lopez's tribute was confusing - you know, on account of her not sounding remotely like a Motown singer, since she isn't one. If the shade being thrown on social media after the performance is any indication, the answer is a resounding "no".

But despite being joined on stage by Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys and her fellow "World of Dance" judge Ne-Yo, Lopez's performance was a dud for many people watching at home, who previously expressed irritation with a non-Black performer headlining the tribute.

'It's just a small amount of shows, but we'll be out all through June and July, I think, ' Jennifer said. "Everybody.Who's stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown?".

And while the multi-talented star was on point with her outfit and stage design for the performance, many viewers were left baffled as to why bosses had chosen Jennifer for the tribute. "Any type of music can inspire any type of artist", the 49-year-old singer told Entertainment Tonight after her performance.

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Some argued that the Recording Academy could have chosen an artist with a closer connection to Motown for the tribute, such as Diana Ross (who performed separately at the ceremony).

Jennfier however was having none of it, and after the show she said: 'The thing about music is that it inspires all. "This and musicals", Lopez said. "Motown was music for everybody. You gotta do what's in your heart". "I grew up on all those songs and because my mum loved them so much she passed them onto us". However, if you ask a mid-60's black dude from Detroit, they may not agree, and that seems to be the general consensus on Twitter. "I'm just very humbled and honoured to be able to have sung those songs".

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

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