The Grammys are spewing out stellar performance after stellar performance this year, from Lady Gaga absolutely belting ‘Shallow’ as we all knew she would, to Miley Cyrus taking the stage with godmother Dolly fucken Parton for ‘Jolene’.
But one performance that is not generating rave reviews online is JLO’s Motown tribute.
#JLo is very talented.
— insecure Al (@insecure_al) February 11, 2019
Not because she’s a shitty performer (um hello, NEVER call JLO a shitty performer or you’ll end up cursed and will never be able to grind on a dance floor again, fact), but because she’s not a black artist.
Dear #GRAMMYs Out of Anita, Beyonce, Lalah, India, Kelly Rowland, Latoya, Keyshia, Mary, Rihanna, Toni, Mariah, Monica, Brandy, Jill, Thee Diana, Faith, Patti, Gladys, Jennifer Hud, Jasmine Sullivan, Fantasia, Tamar, Kelly Price you get Jennifer Lopez to do Motown? Insulting. pic.twitter.com/Fs0xaN96lO
— MaryMary (@2speak_easy) February 6, 2019
The #GRAMMYs hello… Hi… What the heck was that?!? That was all about Jlo and that performance was about her dancing. That was NOT about Motown at all.
Neyo as a Motown artist didn’t even get his shine and fair time!
This was wack tribute 🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/bdRHydYbAj
— Unapologetically Her 🎙 (@natalienadeen) February 11, 2019
— Ianthia Ferguson | Media and Content Coach (@iamianthia) February 11, 2019
— ⚡️ (@ry__ryx) February 11, 2019
No shade, JLo is truly a great artist, but let’s be real, this wasn’t her performance to give. Plenty of other black artists could have been given this platform and moment and we need to acknowledge that. #GRAMMYs
— Pero Like (@BFPeroLike) February 11, 2019
There was also shade thrown for alleged pre-recorded vocals.
— E (@michelle9ohwell) February 11, 2019
But this has to be the hands-down winner of best JLO-related Grammys tweet.
— Dragon Fly Jones (@_muziq_) February 11, 2019