Jennifer Lopez will reportedly perform Motown tribute at the Grammys: 'Peak of a messed up Black History Month'

There isn’t a whole lot Jennifer Lopez can’t do, but according to social media users, there is one thing she shouldn’t do: lead the Motown tribute at the Grammy Awards. The label is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Following a report that the Latin pop sensation has been chosen to perform on Sunday, many are scratching their heads wondering why the Recording Academy didn’t pick a musician from the record company. Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars and Gladys Knight are just a few famed Motown artists, past and present, and given the fact February is Black History Month, it has felt to many like a snub that an African-American artist wasn’t tapped to lead the tribute.

Twitter lit up in response to the J.Lo news.

The Recording Academy did not immediately respond to Yahoo’s request for comment and Lopez has yet to address the report.

There is also a salute to Motown Records planned for after the Grammys, with a special being recorded on Feb. 12, according to Billboard. It will be similar to last year’s salute to Elton John, as well as previous events that have paid homage to Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder. There are no details yet on which artists will be participating.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards airs on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

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