JLo spoke with Entertainment Tonight about her performance, saying it was dedicated to her mother who played Motown hits when she was a child.
“The thing about music is that it inspires all. Any type of music can inspire any type of artist,” she told the publication. “You can’t tell people what to love. You can’t tell people what they can and can’t do, what they should sing or not sing. You gotta do what’s in your heart.”
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The “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” singer detailed how Motown’s founder, Berry Gordon, was “thrilled” about her involvement.
“They know how much I have been influenced by that music and so it was a natural fit for them,” she added. “But for some people, [it wasn’t], and that’s okay. I’m just very humbled and honored to be able to have sung those songs.”