Jennifer Lopez got a lot of hate for her Motown tribute at the Grammys … but there are a few who disagree with popular sentiment … one of them being Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law.
TMZ ran into Pat Houston Monday morning at LAX and got her take on the criticism J Lo faced before, during and after she honored Motown … in the middle of Black History Month.
J Lo, of course, is of Puerto Rican descent and the Internet’s been teeing off on her and the Grammys — but Pat has a different view, which is … there is NO color when it comes to music.
Many, many Motown fans disagree, saying things like … “Sorry everyone, but I agree. She’s a great performer, but they should have chosen someone else. No doubt Latinos would be upset if they had a black soul singer doing a tribute to Latin music.”
As you know … J Lo hit the stage with Motown legend Smokey Robinson and Ne-Yo. Houston’s not the only one supporting her — Tyler Perry admits he was skeptical, but adds J Lo won him over.
I have to say I was on the fence about @JLo doing the Motown tribute, not bc she isn’t black but because those are hard songs to take on. Well she made me a believer! SHE KILLED IT!! I was so blown away. I’m so proud of her!! Music knows no color when it inspires. AWESOME JOB!! pic.twitter.com/rhOT1Xie0J— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) February 11, 2019
J Lo has said Motown producer Berry Gordy was thrilled she was involved in the tribute. Count Pat in that category too … based on her rating for the night’s most talked about performance.