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Here’s All Of The Drama Going Down With Becky G And Selena Gomez

Here’s what we’re NOT going to do: pit Latina artists and other strong mujeres against each other. Got it? It’s enough that we have society telling us what to wear, how to act, what to say, and what to do–we don’t need people who are meant to support us to also have their unwanted two cents about our lives or things we do. 

In case you missed it, the 22-year-old singer took to Twitter to put trolls in their place after a video in which Becky G reacts to “Taki Taki”–a song featuring Selena Gomez–went semi-viral after people thought she was “throwing shade.” 

Trolls on social media platforms were quick to read the situation wrong, take the video out of context, and accuse Becky G of dragging the 27-year-old pop singer Selena Gomez.  

On July 24, Seventeen magazine published a video on their YouTube channel of Becky G testing her Spanglish playing their Latinx Legends lyric challenge. In the video, the beautiful singer and actress Becky G was tasked with guessing lyrics to songs from artists including, Shakira (“Hips Don’t Lie”), Bad Bunny (“Mia” featuring Drake), Daddy Yankee (“Con Calma” featuring Snow), and Ozuna, Cardi B, and Selena’s “Taki Taki.” 

Becky G’s response to that last one was what got trolls acting up. 

If you remember correctly, Selena Gomez’s verse on “Taki Taki” goes a little like, “We keep moving ‘til the sun come up. Porque I am the party, yo soy fiesta. Blow out your candles, have a siesta. You can try pero no one can stop me.”

During this part of the Latinx Legends lyric challenge, the Inglewood native doesn’t sing along to the lyrics and instead says, “I’ll never forget this one because when I heard it, I was a little confused ‘cause it says something… blow out the candles, have a siesta …but I don’t wanna’ have a siesta in the middle of a fiesta. If I’m a party, I wouldn’t want to take a nap, you know what I’m saying?” But uh, that’s pretty relatable, no? 

One Twitter troll went beyond calling out Becky G for allegedly “throwing shade” at Gomez and also insulted the singer in the process, saying her discography was “one of the worst of a Latin woman.” 

Becky G wasn’t having it though–and rightfully so.  

“You can love your favorite artists but it doesn’t mean you have to go out of your way to speak badly about others,” Becky G responded to the user. She went on to add that this behavior made her a lot more confused than about Selena Gomez’s “siesta during the fiesta line.”  We feel ya, Becky. 

Other fans on Twitter also replied to Becky G’s response to the troll and defended her. 

“The amount and effort they put on putting women against each other should be used to support them,” one Twitter user said. SAY THAT LOUDER FOR THOSE IN THE BACK. 

Becky G shared the same sentiment adding her two cents about the problem with “stan culture.”

“The industry breaks us apart and pits us against each other enough, sad that ‘stans’ have to do it too. Someone will always have something to say I guess.” 

In short, fans took one clip out of context from the Seventeen magazine video in order to pit two successful and independent female artists against each other and that’s not okay. 

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Becky G, however, was graceful and swift in replying to the troll for spreading negativity and straight-up lies. “I have always loved & supported a true queen like Sel,” she wrote in another tweet. “To cut a snippet out of a video & take it completely out of context is what is so wrong about this “Stan” culture. Sad to see yet another “fan” going against what their favorite artist believes in by putting other females down.” 

Most importantly, as Becky pointed out, in today’s age we only need to be serving facts.

“You got your facts wrong. I’m a Gomez myself, we don’t do that here.”

The trolls tried it. But Becky G wasn’t here for it. 

We’re glad Becky G stood up for not only herself but also fellow Latina artist, Selena Gomez. It’s unfair for trolls to take things out of context and create drama out of thin air. Keep that same energy for something more constructive. 

Continue supporting successful women and if you have nothing nice to say then calladito te ves mas bonito

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Natalia Lafourcade, Becky G, Ir-Sais and More Music You Need For Nu Music Fridays

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Natalia Lafourcade, Becky G, Ir-Sais and More Music You Need For Nu Music Fridays

Welcome to Nu Music Fridays, where we give you our best picks of the week in Latin music released on Friday, April 16th. Check out our full list below!

Natalia Lafourcade, Pepe Aguilar – “Cien Años”

Oh, this will take you back. Natalia Lafourcade and Pepe Aguilar do their own take on “Cien Años” that will certainly get the entire family singing.

Emotional Oranges ft. Becky G – “Down To Miami”

Sounds like LA vibes in the 305! Emotional Oranges released “Down To Miami” and recruited Becky G for a chill R&B/Pop single that you need to play either driving by your hometown or down the MacArthur Causeway.

Ir-Sais, ChocQuibTown, Afro B – Midnight Boom

Ir-Sais, the Bonaire/Dominican singer that gave us “Dream Girl” is back with an afrobeat diaspora single “Midnight Boom” with Colombian trio ChocQuibTown and British-Ivorian singer Afro B. Play this by the pool or beach and the mood is set.

Sech – ’42’ album

El Peluche‘s album is finally here. Sech named his new album ’42’ as a nod to Panamanian baseball legend Mariano Rivera, and Sech has his sights on reaching the iconic legend status of the former Yankees pitcher. Sech dropped the album on Thursday, along with a documentary about his career and 5 music videos on his YouTube channel.

Natanael Cano, Alejandro Fernandez – “Amor Tumbado”

Fresh off his Latin AMAs win, Natanael Cano dropped a new version of “Amor Tumbado” with Mexican legend Alejandro Fernandez, where regional mexican meets corridos tumbados.

Beret & Morat – “Porfa No Te Vayas”

With over 1 million views already, Spanish singer Beret joined forces with Colombian band Morat for their new pop anthem “Porfa No Te Vayas”.

Omy De Oro – “Millones”

Latin Trap singer Omy De Oro is not afraid to declare war if anyone wants to mess with him in “Millones.” Omy talks about what it feels like to be on top of the food chain within the space of urban music.

Let Mexican band Zoé take you to another dimension with their new single “Popular” and a music video to match!

Steve Aoki & Farruko – “Aire”

Steve Aoki is still in his Latin music bag, and we love it. This time around he got Reggaeton star Farruko to go EDM for their new single “Aire,” and it’s a banger.

VALÉ ft. Kat Dahlia – “oop”

And I oop! VALÉ  dropped her new bilingual collab “oop” with Kat Dahlia, and it’s most definitely a vibe: “I want the money, yo no quiero besos“, who can relate?

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Top 10 All-Women Collaborations in Latin Music

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Top 10 All-Women Collaborations in Latin Music

In honor of Women’s History Month, Latido Music has lined up 10 of our favorite all-women collaborations in Latin Music. In no particular order, here’s 10 girl-power anthems that we should be bumping all year long.

“Sin Pijama”

Mexican-American singer Becky G flipped the script on the antiquated idea that two women couldn’t get a hit together when she collaborated with Dominican reggaetonera Natti Natasha. Their fun and flirty music video for “Sin Pijama” has racked up over 1.8 billion on views on YouTube, outpacing some of top reggaetoneros. Following the success of this knockout duo, collaboration among women in Latin music has been on the rise, and we love to see it.

“Tick Tock”

Mexican pop icon Thalía has been one of the top proponents for all-women collaborations. She became the first Mexican female artist to score a billion a views on YouTube with “No Me Acuerdo” featuring Natasha. On 2018’s Valiente album, Thalía also teamed up with Argentine pop princess Lali for “Lindo Pero Bruto.” Last year, Thalía joined forces with her Latin Music Queens co-stars, fellow Mexicana Sofía Reyes and Colombian rapper Farina, for the empowering “Tick Tock.” The trio of women didn’t have time for any foolishness.

“Tusa”

Trini-American superstar Nicki Minaj got all up her in reggaeton gig on Karol G’s “Tusa.” She was even singing a bit in Spanish with the Colombian reggaetonera. Last year, Minaj had everyone, even the guys, singing, “Ahora soy una chica mala.” This was a regal bop fit for two queens and they wore that crown well. The song also garnered Minaj her first Latin Grammy nomination. That’s the power of “La Tusa.”

“No Al Aguacil”

One overlooked all-women collaboration is Mexican goddess Gloria Trevi’s “No Al Aguacil” with fellow Mexicana Paulina Rubio. The song was never released as a single (thought it should’ve been one) and it’s buried in Trevi’s 2011 album Gloria. Very much reflecting the early 2010s, “No Al Aguacil” is an electro-pop moment that these pop icons served with plenty of girl power.

“22”

In 2019, Argentine pop princess Tini came through with one of the best collaborations of the year. For kiss-off anthem “22,” she teamed up with Colombian singer Greeicy. Tini, who was turning 22 at the time, was not going to let any heartbreak rain on her birthday celebrations. Greeicy served as another voice of reason for why crying over that guy would not be worth it. This cumbiatón moment was everything.

“Santería”

Last year, Spanish star Lola Índigo recruited Mexican pop princess Danna Paola and Chilean singer Denise Rosenthal for “Santería.” Each woman adds their own flair and attitude to this bubbling pop cauldron. Like the Charmed sisters, the power of three is real here, and together these women serve a spellbinding collaboration.

“Ladrón”

Argentine pop princess Lali teamed up with Argentina’s top woman in Latin trap, Cazzu, last year. The alluring “Ladrón” was a moment of girl power that highlighted the talent in their country. The two women united in turning the tables on a no-good men. “You wanted to play me… the one that’s playing you is me,” Lali and Cazzu sang together.

“High” Remix

Last year, rising Argentine singer Maria Becerra upped the girl power of her breakthrough hit “High.” For the all-women remix, she teamed up with Índigo and her compatriot Tini. Together, they also upped the angst factor on this mesmerizing, trap-lite bop.  

“La Rueda”

Ivonne Galaz and Natalie López are making way for women in the male-dominated corridos tumbados space. As the two women signed to the Rancho Humilde record label, they teamed up for “La Rueda” on last year’s Corridos Tumbados Vol. 2 album. What a moment to hear two Mexicanas find strength in each other’s stories of overcoming the struggle. Galaz and López tap into an emotion in the genre that the guys can’t touch.

“Modo Turbo”

Three Brazilian queens joined forces for last year’s “Modo Turbo.” Anitta and Luísa Sonza aligned with drag pop superstar Pabllo Vittar. “Fasten your seatbelt / Turbo mode,” Sonza encouraged in Portuguese. They certainly took their fans for a wild ride with this fierce and stellar collaboration.  

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