Smokey Robinson defends Jennifer Lopez's Motown tribute at Grammys

Jennifer Lopez performs with Smokey Robinson during a tribute commemorating the 60th anniversary of Motown at the Grammys on Feb 10, 2019.
Jennifer Lopez performs with Smokey Robinson during a tribute commemorating the 60th anniversary of Motown at the Grammys on Feb 10, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (DPA) - Smokey Robinson has raised the alarm. Did dissenters - upset over the choice of Jennifer Lopez, and not a black singer, to helm a Motown tribute in the Grammys show on Sunday (Feb 10) - want to roll back the gains made by black artists 100 years?

"Stop hating," he urged. "Motown united people, not divided them."

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