when i think of motown,
i think of black soul.
a time when artists stood on a stage and sung.
they might have had background dancers,
doing one or two hand motions,
but it was all bout the voice.
motown reminds me of a happy time in my life.
when my parents were alive,
they would play those classics while cleaning or going somewhere in the car.
i often listen to the music to invoke those memories.
so when i heard jennifer lopez was performing a motown tribute at the grammys,
i knew it would NOT go well.
that’s the best quality i could get foxhole.
damage control is on full swing with this one.
anyway: how horrific.
from the cat suit,
to the dancing,
a random alicia keys,
to the randomness of everything…
how disrespectful was it to have her do a motown tribute,
a latina with absolutely no soul within her own music,
especially during “black history month”?
it was the absolute pits.
where were all the black artists who would have loved that gig?
i know the grammys has turned a lot of artists off,
but this can’t be it.
i would have settled for some no names off the street than that wretched mess.
booty “shake it, shake it baby” to “abc”?
don’t get me wrong,
i like j lo.
i listen to her music when the mood strikes.
i have no issues with her,
but i take issue with what she brought to the table.
i’ll pay her some bail:
Her voice has improved
no improved voice could save her tho.
it’s okay to say “no” tho.
i think it would have been best if she did.
lowkey: smokey robinson thinks we are stupid to get upset…
and jennifer defended her performance via “et”…
“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.” An emotional Jennifer Lopez responds to her critics backstage after her #GRAMMYs Motown tribute. pic.twitter.com/1dK3OEs9OH
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) February 11, 2019
“Singing up there with Smokey Robinson, like, I gotta pinch myself,” she said. “I grew up on all those songs, and because my mom loved him so much, she passed him on to us. The thing about music is that it inspires all,” she continued. “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. They know how much I have been influenced by that music, and so it was a natural fit for them,” she said. “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 was influenced by motown?
i thought it was hiphop?
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