Not everyone left impressed by J-Lo’s Motown show

13 February, 2019, 20:59 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Motown was a black-owned record label that put out music by predominantly black artists like the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. My birthday is in July so this summer I decided I want to do something big for my birthday, since it is a big birthday.

Speaking to the confusion behind her involvement in the tribute, Lopez said, "The thing about music is that it inspires all". "I think anyone is upset is stupid".

That was lost in all of the hoopla over Lopez's performance, but, for those who were sour on the Grammy tribute to Motown, there will be an official Motown 60 Anniversary show on April 21 on CBS.

Immediately after her performance, Lopez told Entertainment Tonight that she never set out to cause offence - she simply wanted to do the performance for her mother, Guadalupe.

When you think of today's artists who were influenced by Motown, Jennifer Lopez probably doesn't come to mind. They were then joined by host Alicia Keys who helped her sing "Papa Was A Rolling Stone".

'You gotta do what's in your heart'. But the cultural magnitude of Motown is inextricably tied to the racial barriers it broke in the 1950s.

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When J. Lo finally took the stage for her big Motown moment, the result was not great. Critics thought it would have been more appropriate to have a black singer pay homage to the label that launched the careers of some of the most famous African-American performers in pop music history - especially during Black History Month.

"Your Motown "tribute" should have had BLACK WOMEN in it". She recalled the sweet story from when he surprised her with the present, while on "Ellen", Feb. 13! "Everybody", the 78-year-old singer told Variety. It's too bad none of that says 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.

But considering the barriers that black artists from the Motown era faced to get recognition, the choice seems especially thoughtless.

Meg Hanson is a Brooklyn-based writer, teacher and jaywalker. J. Lo struck a dramatic pose, more fashion model than "a model of black capitalism, pride, and self-expression".



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