People are scratching their heads.

By Christopher Luu
Feb 05, 2019 @ 9:45 pm

To some, Jennifer Lopez can do no wrong. From wearing the most outrageous athleisure to crafting pro-level thirst traps, she's the ultimate multitasking marvel. But her latest move has some people confused. Complex reports that the Grammys have tapped Lopez to perform during this year's tribute to Motown. That's fine, but many people are wondering how Lopez landed the gig.

Rap-Up was the first to report the announcement, noting that while Lopez has graced the Grammys more than once, she's an odd choice for a Motown tribute. After all, she's more about the world of Latin pop, especially since she helped usher the genre into the mainstream with the release of her 1999 debut album, On the 6

"She's not exactly the first artist you think of when hear 'Motown' — a record label that was home to legendary black acts like The Jackson 5, The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder," Complex wrote.

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Twitter users saw the disconnect, too, and wanted to know why Lopez was chosen over someone who had closer ties to Motown. 

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But it's not clear yet how Lopez is actually involved. She could just be presenting or introducing the act, not actually singing (though, come on). Or, as some have speculated, the Motown throwback could be a medley that brings together a slew of artists to perform some unforgettable hits. We won't know until the show goes down, but you can be sure that whatever happens, J.Lo will put on a show.

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