Motown Legend Smokey Robinson defends Jennifer Lopez's performance at Motown's Grammy Awards.
Brian McCollum, Detroit's Free Press Pop Music Critic
LOS ANGELES – Two years of feedback from Smokey Robinson on Tuesday afternoon said those who protest against Jennifer Lopez Grammy's appearance are trying to get us back one hundred "without forgetting "Motown has stopped racial obstacles."
"Stop hating," he said. "Motown united people, did not differentiate them."
Speaking with Detroit's free press test on Grammy Tuesday evening, Motown's tribute shows that a star born in Detroit was warmed up and highlighted when reading a statement.
"Don't call yourself (Motown's lover) if you are hateful and spread the same botany that you are so strongly opposed to come to you from others," Robinson said. "JLo was great and we love Motown."
Robinson was part of Lopez's Sunday evening collection. The retreat to Lopez, origin of Puerto Rican origin, has been simmered since it was announced earlier, and many say the pop star was an inappropriate choice to represent Motown and its terrible heritage in black American culture.
Robinson was a Microsoft Microsoft Theater before Tuesday night at Motown 60: Grammy. The show will take place on April 21st. CBS
Robinson has defended Lopez's appearance before Sunday night at Grammys, but said he was being asked to write a new statement because "so many people are speaking negatively. It is funny". 19659010] Jennifer Lopez and Smokey Robinson took part in the 61st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, 2019 February 10, Sunday. "width =" 540 "data-mycapture-src =" https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/02/12/PDTF/a8cb347c-82a4-4df7-8b40-c198c9f5370f-TNS_ENTER-MUS-GRAMMYS -3.jpg "data-mycapture-sm-src =" https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/02/12/PDTF/a8cb347c-82a4-4df7-8b40-c198c9f5370f-TNS_ENTER-MUS- GRAMMYS-3.jpg? Width = 500 & height = 333 "/>
The 61st Grammy Awards Jennifer Lopez and Smokey Robinson took place on Sunday at The Staples Center, February 10, 2019  (Photo: Robert Gauthier, TNS)
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Smokey Robinson's Full Declaration on Jennifer Lopez's Grammy performance:
Attention, all those protesting about the wonderful, talented, world-famous superstar like Jennifer Lopez and Mot own music support. Here are some food for thought: On the first day of Motown, Berry Gordy told five of our participants: "I'll start my record company and play music for everyone and always take care of the quality music the world can enjoy.
And through God's grace and hard work and determination, we did it. Children of all races around the world grew up loving Motown music, imitating our actions – pretending to be Diana Ross, Temptations, Michael Jackson and so on. Parents were and are still forcing their children into Motown music.
So now you're trying to reduce Motown's volume and narrow it down to just music for black people, and you call yourself defending Motown. Well, you're trying to get us back a hundred years. If you call yourself a loving Motown, be happy that we have reached so many people and destroyed so many racial obstacles and that the artist, like Jennifer, even heard all of your negative comments, still loved Motown that he could still pay tribute. Now it is love and respect.
And I think that you have felt in this way about another ethnic identity artist who has paid tribute to the mother, you hated Teena Marie, a rare earth and some of our white artists. Stop hate. Motown united people, did not differ.
So don't turn yourself as a loving Motown if you are hateful and spread the same vicious thing that you are so strongly opposed to come to you from others. JLo was great and we love Motown. The beauty of Motown is that we are a family made up of black, white, Spanish and Asian women and men. We had a very diverse list of employees. So I hope that, knowing these few facts, you will be able to get a perspective and think about your hatred
God blesses you
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