Ne-Yo, left, and Jennifer Lopez perform a medley during a tribute to Motown's 60th anniversary at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Jennifer Lopez turns Motown tribute into her own zesty show

February 11, 2019 - 12:11 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez turned the Motown tribute into the J-Lo show.

The Latin singer-actress hit the Grammys stage on Sunday inserting her energetic dance-pop flavor into memorable Motown melodies such as "Dancing Machine" and "Dancing in the Street."

She faced backlash on social media for her lead participation in a tribute recognizing an historic African-American record label.

Some online questioned why a black artist wasn't chosen instead of Lopez, but she did received support from Smokey Robinson, who joined her in a duet to perform "My Girl," a song he co-wrote.

She then briefly teamed up with Alicia Keys on "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" and sang "Another Star" with Ne-Yo, who played the piano.

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