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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Jennifer Lopez will perform a Motown tribute at the Grammys and no one knows why

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 10:41 AM

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It was announced Tuesday that Jennifer Lopez would be performing at the 61st Annual Grammy Award's airing Sunday night. J.Lo is an A-list goddess, dance mentor who seems to be literally aging in friggin' reverse and is a two-time Grammy nominee herself. Makes sense that she and her plunging neckline would perform on "music's biggest night," right?

Not quite. While J.Lo is a perfect fit for the Grammys, some are calling bullshit because the Puerto Rican-American singer has been pegged to perform as part of the ceremony's Motown Records tribute.



The tribute, which was teased during a commercial on CBS Tuesday, will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Detroit label that served as the home base and launching point for the careers of legendary black artists by the likes of Smokey Robinson, the Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5.

Oh, yeah. It's also Black History Month. Oh, yeah. J. Lo isn't black. Naturally, the Twitter users put down their tea to dish out reaction GIFs, shade-throwing, and general confusion.
Did they email the wrong Jennifer?

The Bey-hive is feeling it, too.

Many have been left speechless.

Race aside, countless people were quick to call out one universally true observation:

Other performers include Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, and Shawn Mendes. The 61st annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS with host Alicia Keys.

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