The Recording Academy announced the list of performers for Aretha Franklin’s Grammy tribute celebration on Thursday (Dec. 27), featuring a handful of diverse artists. Despite the interesting selection, many fans were not pleased with the roster, including R&B singer Lil Mo. Following the announcement, Lil Mo hopped Instagram where she slammed the list of performers.
The “Superwoman” artist wasn’t exactly upset with who was performing; she appeared to be more disappointed with who was not performing on the big night.
“I just have ONE question and a half,” she wrote in the caption of The Shade Room’s post about the performers. “Who did the picking?”
Mo also questioned the organizers for not having other strong singers in R&B and gospel on the list. “Dorinda and Karen of the Clark Sisters, Faith Evans-Jordan, Fantasia, and Jazmine Sullivan NEEEEED TO be added so some REAL, never mind,” she added, suggesting some of the singers on the list weren’t the best vocalists. “Some lineup missing I hope. They doing this and saving the best names for last right? Patti gonna slay tho!!”
As previously noted, Lil Mo wasn’t the only one to criticize the lineup. Fans also suggested that the Recording Academy failed to hire notable voices in the music industry.
Nevertheless, the show must go on. The tribute special, which is formerly titled “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul,” will take place on Jan. 13, in Los Angeles.
Check out Lil Mo’s full comment below.
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