Smokey Robinson Defends Jennifer Lopez's Motown Tribute at Grammys

February 13, 2019

Smokey Robinson is defending Jennifer Lopez from critics who slammed the Latina singer for participating in the Grammys' Motown tribute. "Motown is for everybody," Robinson tells TMZ. "Motown is universal. We broke down racial barriers with music." He continues, "To confine Motown as something that only black people can represent or be a part of is a stupid philosophy to me. Anyone who loves Motown would be proud of us, would be proud we broke down those barriers, would be proud that other people love Motown and love Motown music."