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Becky G And Natti Natasha Ridicule The Role Of The Overly-Sexualized Latina In Their Latest Music Video

“It’s so sexy and empowering in a way where some people might feel uncomfortable, but I’m glad.”

In an artist on artist interview, Becky G and Natti Natasha sat down to discuss their latest collaboration on “Sin Pijama” and the personal problems they face as Latinas in the music industry.

If you aren’t already familiar with the storyline of the music video, it shows a man’s idea of a girls night in. In the video it is Prince Royce’s fantasy of what happens on those nights. The music video takes this fantasy to the ultimate extreme, featuring a large group of sexy women in lingerie having a massive party, including bottles of champagne, pillow fights and carousel horses, of course.

All of these sexy scenes in the music video build up to lead to a very different, yet totally realistic conclusion.

In the interview with Natasha, Becky G recalls some of her past experiences as an actor. She admits that she received scripts with character breakdowns that included “Latina […] sex scenes, or girl on girl kissing.” Every time she would receive these character descriptions, she would find herself asking, “Is there a real story to this?”

Becky G sensed that these scripts were written by men were only for the purpose of their own guilty pleasures and she never felt comfortable with that.

This is why Becky G and Natasha decided to take this character portrayal and create a satire of it in “Sin Pijama.” However, not everyone caught on to that…

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A lot of the initial reactions to “Sin Pijama” were of disapproval, with comments such as the one above – but this isn’t anything new to Becky G.

After releasing her song “Mayores” in 2017, Becky G was asked to give a live, televised performance by a TV show in Spain. However, they required her to alter her lyrics because of “bad words” that the song had. Even though none of the lyrics in “Mayores” include any curse words, Becky G was asked to change a particular line in her song because it was inappropriately sexualized.

Becky G wasn’t happy with this requirement, but went on to alter her lyrics out of respect to the TV show. As a result, the televised performance began trending throughout the entire country because fans were upset that Becky G was required to change her lyrics. Fans found it to be sexist and degrading.

“Especially in Latin music, it’s hard for people to accept that women can own their sexuality,” Becky G commented. “My sexuality is me. You can’t tell me what makes me feel sexy.”

While Becky G is not comfortable playing the role of an overly-sexualized Latina in a script written by a man, she has no problem with being extremely sexy for herself and she made that clear alongside Natasha in “Sin Pijama.”


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Becky G Turns the Party in “Rotate” with Burna Boy

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Becky G Turns the Party in “Rotate” with Burna Boy

Becky G is coming through with the best bangers of the year so far. On Feb. 25, she collaborated with Nigerian artist Burna Boy for the commanding “Rotate.”

Today’s top soccer stars appear in a Pepsi commercial with “Rotate.”

Becky G and Burna Boy first premiered “Rotate” in a Pepsi Max commercial filled with soccer stars. In the “Fizz to Life” clip, Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba jump out of their photos on the walls. Shanice van de Sanden and Jadon Sancho also appear in the visual.

“‘Rotate’ to me is a celebration,” Becky G said in a statement. “I think it’s evident that fútbol holds a special place in my heart and having Burna Boy join me on this made sense because ultimately I wanted to embody the perfect pre-game song that gets the blood flowing, makes you want to dance and enjoy the sport.”

Becky G really said, “Figure 8!”

Not only is “Rotate” a nice jingle, but the whole song was released this week, and it’s so much bigger than its Pepsi placement. The reggaeton music that Becky G has immersed herself in meets the Afro-beats courtesy of Jamaican hitmaker Di Genius. The Mexican-American pop star takes over the dance floor in Spanish and English. Burna Boy scores a goal with his triumphant verse that elevates this global anthem. Becky G is ready to turn the party with Burna Boy.

“Rotate” is Becky G’s first taste of new music in 2021. Her last album, Mala Santa, was released in 2019 and it featured the hits like “Sin Pijama” with Natti Natasha and “Mayores” with Bad Bunny.

Read: Chiquis And Becky G Release Video For Spanish-Language Version Of Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

Through the power of TikTok, Kali Uchis is taking her song “Telepatía” to the top. The Colombian-American singer is sitting comfortably in the top 10 of Spotify’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. thanks to a TikTok trend.

This isn’t the first time that TikTok brought new fame to songs.

TikTok has proven to be quite the catalyst for today’s top hits. The app assisted in getting Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” to the top of Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it remains. TikTok also reinvigorated interest in Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” last year thanks to Doggface’s viral video. Now Uchis is getting her long overdue shine with “Telepatía.”

“Telepatía” is becoming a global hit thanks to the same phenomenon.

At No. 7 on the Spotify U.S. chart, “Telepatía” is the highest-charting Latin song in the country. Bad Bunny’s “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez is the next closest Latin song at No. 14. “Telepatía” is also making waves across the globe where the song is charting on Spotify’s Viral Charts in 66 countries and in the Top Songs Charts of 32 countries.

There’s also plenty of “Telepatía” memes.

Uchis is turning the viral song’s success into strong sales and streaming. On this week’s Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, “Telepatía” debuts at No. 10, marking her first top 10 hit on the chart. There are also memes circulating on other social media apps that are contributing to the song’s virality.

“Telepatía” is one of the key cuts on Uchis’ debut Latin album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios). It’s the best example of her translating that alternative soul music that she’s known for into Spanish. The song is notably in Spanglish as Uchis sings about keeping a love connection alive from a distance. It’s timely considering this era of social distancing that we’re in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uchis is currently nominated for a Grammy Award. She’s up for Best Dance Recording for her feature on Kaytranada’s “10%” song.

Read: You Have To Hear Kali Uchis Slay This Classic Latino Song

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