Lay Off J Lo
… Motown’s Not Just for Black People
2/12/2019 3:00 PM PST
Smokey Robinson is outraged at all the people who are slamming Jennifer Lopez for representing Motown at the Grammys, and he thinks confining the Motown sound to African Americans is a “stupid philosophy.”
Smokey thinks people who think there’s something wrong with a Hispanic woman showcasing Motown completely misses the point … that Motown is about breaking all color barriers. The man who was pivotal in turning the label’s sound into a world force acknowledges it represents black culture, but he’s quick to add it also represents other cultures … Hispanic, Asian, everyone.
He has a big job ahead of him Tuesday night … he’s cohosting the big Motown 60th Anniversary show in downtown L.A.
By the way, if you don’t think Motown changed the world … watch the vid and listen to Smokey.