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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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Bad Bunny’s ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ Music Video Has Drag, Female Empowerment, And Artistic Styling That Is World-Class

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Bad Bunny’s ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ Music Video Has Drag, Female Empowerment, And Artistic Styling That Is World-Class

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Bad Bunny is known to push gender norms and supports the LGBTQ+ community. His music videos are artistic expressions of the world he wants to live in. His latest music video for the song “Yo Perreo Sola” is catching everyone’s attention for several reasons including the trapero singing and dancing in full drag.

Bad Bunny starts his “Yo Perreo Sola” music video in a hot red leather drag outfit.

Like, dayum. The Puerto Rican trap star did not hold back. His look was everything as he gave us some “Oops…I Did It Again” dominatrix vibes. The fans were not prepared for this but it seems that most of them are all for Bad Bunny pushing boundaries even further in Latin trap.

The imagery is literally being celebrated for its strong statement for the LGBTQ+ community.

Bad Bunny was very outspoken about Alexa Negrón Luciano, a trans woman who was murdered in Puerto Rico and misgendered in media reports. The singer was on “The Late Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and used the moment to protest the treatment of Luciano’s legacy. Bad Bunny wore a shirt that read in Spanish, “They killed Alexa, not a man in a skirt.”

Bad Bunny fans were ready to defend their fave and his new music video.

To many, Latin trap is still a place where homophobia and misogyny fester in lyrics by some of the top performers. Bad Bunny is one artist that has been fighting against that culture from within. He has bent gender norms in music videos and it has set his career apart from other Latin trap musicians.

And they are all celebrating the anguish of straight men who listen to Bad Bunny and have social hang-ups.

The same homophobia in Latin trap is reflected within the community. Bad Bunny’s unapologetic willingness to take gender and flip it on its head is just one thing fans love about the trapero.

You can watch the full video below.

Bad Bunny never disappoints, does he?

READ: Bad Bunny Is The Modern Icon The Queer Latino Community Needs And Deserves Right Now. Here’s Why

Someone Turned Cardi B’s Coronavirus Rant Into A Remix Now It’s On The Billboard Charts

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Someone Turned Cardi B’s Coronavirus Rant Into A Remix Now It’s On The Billboard Charts

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Who knew Cardi B’s rants could be music to someone’s ears.

If you haven’t already heard, Cardi B went one very long Instagram rant about the Coronavirus pandemic and its global repercussions. Last Wednesday, the Dominican rapper posted a 46-second video on Instagram airing out her fears and grievances about the disease. Towards the end of the clip Cardi B delivered the lines “Coronavirus! S*** is real! S*** is getting real!”

Now it’s Billboard hit.

Over the weekend, the Brooklyn-based DJ iMarkkeyz chopped up the soundbite and released a track called “Coronavirus.” The bit has Cardi B’s rant on loop as a trap beat plays beneath it. It didn’t take long for “Coronavirus” to take off– the song we mean. The song broke into the pop charts internationally in Bulgaria and Brazil over the weekend and eventually began to climb the ranks of iTunes. By Thursday the song was top 10 in the United States iTunes chart.

You might think the song’s virality is just another schtick but uh uh.

Cardi B and iMarkkeyz have pledged to donate proceeds from streams and downloads to go towards those affected by Coronavirus.

According to Billboard “As preliminary reports indicated, the remixed tune ‘Coronavirus’ sold 3,000 copies in the week ending March 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The sales total prompts a No. 9 debut on Billboard’s Rap Digital Song Sales and a No. 13 start on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales charts dated March 28. In addition, ‘Coronavirus’ picked up 626,000 U.S. on-demand streams in the same period”

Check out the new hit below!