J Lo’s Salsa-Dancing Motown Tribute at the Grammys Gets Diced Up on Twitter

“They really got JLo lip syncing Motown’s finest songs like there’s not 1000 black women with R&B vocals ready for this moment,” one blue-check writes

Last Updated: February 11, 2019 @ 8:06 AM

Jennifer Lopez performed a tribute to Motown at the Grammys Sunday night, and a large number of Twitter users were not feeling the choice.

For starters, there was general confusion over why a woman of Puerto Rican descent was selected to highlight the music of (and record label populated by) predominantly black artists. And then there were the backing vocals and the salsa dancing. Neither of those choices went over particularly well with many social media users.

“They really got JLo lip syncing Motown’s finest songs like there’s not 1000 black women with R&B vocals ready for this moment,” a BuzzFeed News host wrote.

“J. Lo had a ghost SINGER, bro,” another verified account posted. “Like, the absolute audacity of everyone who brought that tribute to life.”

Below are a few unfavorable reactions from Twitter’s blue-check community.

Trust us, we could have posted many, many more.

So yeah, J Lo had a bit of a rough night. Sunday’s awards show on CBS was much kinder to country star Kacey Musgraves and rapper Childish Gambino, who took home four gold gramophones each.

“A Star Is Born” star Lady Gaga and Roots performer Brandi Carlile earned three wins apiece. Click here to see who else was a big winner last night.

Find the earliest-available Grammys ratings here. The initial Nielsen returns were surprisingly decent — or at least, the show wasn’t as poorly received in panel homes as Lopez’s tribute was among Twitter users. Of course, we’ve already shown that the bar there wasn’t exceedingly high.