I don’t know whether to laugh or be offended because this just isn’t right. But it’s reportedly happening. During the Grammys this Sunday Jennifer Lopez, the #2 member of the Alex Rodriguez Fan Club (because make no mistake he’s #1) will be performing a tribute to the legendaryMotown. Motown is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. And so far reactions have ranged from “Nope!” to “HELL NOPE!”
This is probably a great time to mention that JLo doesn’t even have a Grammy. Nor can she sing. And the majority of the classic acts she’ll be paying tribute to, some of whom are still very much with us, will probably be shifting in their seats trying not to leap out of the audience and rescue the microphone from her murdering their catalog. Rap Up was first to report the news yesterday that JLo, out of ALL the people in the world, will be the chosen one to pump and prance across the stage while doing a sultry rendition of Sugar Pie Honey Bunch. Though it’s unclear whether or not she’ll be doing the set by herself or if she’ll have help from other artists. One thing’s for sure is that I’m ready to change the words to The Supremes’ classic “Stop In The Name Of Love” to “Stop JLo…Just, Stop”
I’m not here for any of this because it makes no damn sense. There are so many more better suited acts that would slay the hell out of this tribute, which literally means something you do to show gratitude. The only thing CBS is doing is paying tribute to their need for ratings, because now everyone will definitely tune in to see this shit since JLo will be “performing“. But the real treat of the evening will be when Grammy winning Motown OG Diana Ross, who is also slated to perform, comes out on stage, grabs the mic from her and asks “Do you know where you’re going to?” as she’s being escorted away by security so Miss Ross can show her how it’s really done.