Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Robin HoodThis year’s Grammy telecast is set to include a special performance commemorating Motown Record’s 60th anniversary, and the Recording Academy has recruited Jennifer Lopez to headline the celebration, Rap-Upreports.
Tuesday, the outlet claimed that a commercial aired on CBS Monday that promoted J. Lo’s appearance.
While the Bronx-bred entertainer is no stranger to the annual awards ceremony, the Internet swiftly expressed its confusion — as well as its concern — over her selection.
“JLo doing a Motown Tribute is peak of a messed up Black History Month,” one Twitter user wrote.
Others didn’t necessarily find humor in the announcement, as they chose to call out the Recording Academy over their decision.
“Grammys show how little respect they have [for] the feelings of black artists,” a concerned fan tweeted.
“The music industry seems to suck of the soul of black artists, then to make it worse will throw dirt on their legacy.”
While J. Lo has yet to confirm nor deny the report, the “On The Floor” star is slated to be a presenter at the Oscars later this month.
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