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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

Becky G Performs Tribute To Selena At San Antonio Concert

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Becky G Performs Tribute To Selena At San Antonio Concert

It has been 25 years since Selena Quintanilla was killed by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar. Despite the time we have spent without La Reina of Tejano music on this earth, her fandom and power continue to grow every day. The proof is in the number of covers and tributes to her and Becky G is now one of the artists.

Becky G used part of her concert at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo venue to honor a Texas great: Selena Quintanilla.

The Inglewood singer followed a playbook that many artists have used when playing in Texas but giving Selena a little bit of love. It has become a tradition for artists to do special renditions of Selena’s hits when they are performing at a Texas venue.

The Texas audience was muy excited when Becky G began to sing “Dreamin’ of You.”

Several artists who have passed through Texas have taken a moment in their concert to cover a Selena song. Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, and Camila Cabello all sang Selena music during their Texas concerts last year and the effort was super appreciated by Texas fans.

Even fans who couldn’t go to the concert are sharing their love and appreciation for the performance.

Legit, Becky G did that in San Antonio. Selena holds a very important place in musical history and even more important place in the hearts of Latino music lovers. She was the first big recognition Latinos had in the music world, especially with her English crossover.

Good job keeping Selena’s legacy alive, Becky G.

It has been 25 years since Selena was killed by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar. In the 25 years, Selena’s star has continued to grow. She continues to win music awards because of ho much Latinos love her music and what she represented. She recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was immortalized with a wax figure by Madame Tussauds.

READ: Watch Kacey Musgraves Sing In Spanish Covering Selena’s ‘Como La Flor’ In Texas

People On Social Media Criticized Becky G For Allegedly Stealing The Name Of Her New Makeup Line

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People On Social Media Criticized Becky G For Allegedly Stealing The Name Of Her New Makeup Line

Becky G has released her second line of cosmetics with ColourPop Thursday and another brand by the same name claims the artist stole its intellectual property. “Chiquita pero chingona!” the cruelty-free Becky G line advertises, saying “Becky G did it again with the realest collection yet, inspired by her roots and her parent’s love story.” Meanwhile, Hola Chola Inc., founded by Susana Gonzalez, sells clothing and accessories that commemorate the same 1990’s Mexican-American Chola culture that Becky G’s collection tributes. Complete with La Virgencita denim jackets and “Hola Chola” jewelry and accessories, Gonzalez even once met with Becky G’s team to discuss a collaboration. When Hola Chola Inc.’s followers saw Becky G’s collection, they called out Becky G for ripping Gonzalez off. The LA-based indie company began calling on fans to spread the word to their friends not to support Becky G’s collection. 

Eventually, Becky G and the Hola Chola Inc. founder spoke on the phone and deleted all the negative content, but people are still dissatisfied.

“Hola Chola is something that I say literally every single day,” Becky G says in her video campaign.

CREDIT: @IAMBECKYG / TWITTER

“When I wake up early in the morning, at 6 am, for hair and makeup call time, and I open the door and I’m like, “Hola Chola!” That’s just what we do,” Becky G adds in her campaign, citing “chola” as something that means strength and confidence. “The word ‘chola’, when you think of a ‘chola’, it can be, I think, whatever you want it to be. Obviously, it carries a lot of weight, too. It’s definitely a lifestyle more than it is just a ‘style’,” Becky G elaborates in her video. “There’s so much inspiration behind this collection for me!” Becky G posted to Instagram. “The biggest ones being my mom’s styles & influences that have been passed on to me and the boss ladies I’m surrounded by every day,” she added. According to Becky G herself, all the “inspiration” is “straight from my mom’s closet in high school in the 90s and my older cousins who would dress me up like them in the early 2000s ????” 

Becky G’s mother is a crucial element of her beauty campaign and even makes an appearance in the promo video. The two even collaborated on ideas together. “To me, the name chola just means a strong woman. It doesn’t mean necessarily tied up to anything bad, other than they were strong. They were down. They were, like, real,” Becky G’s mom says in the video promo. “We love the name chola.”

Hola Chola Inc. claims that, because Becky G’s team was aware of the brand, it’s intellectual property theft.

CREDIT: @HOLACHOLAINC / INSTAGRAM

Gonzalez says she sat down with Becky G’s team at one point to discuss a collab, and had sent Becky G a La Virgencita denim jacket. “I’m so enraged,” an Hola Chola Inc. model posted to Instagram. “Out of all the names in the world you had to go with one that already exists? One that YOU know about @iambeckyg. The industry has never been fair but it just sucks to see shit like this happen from our own people. Make sure to keep tagging the real OG HOLA CHOLA under their posts.” 

Apparently, @HolaCholaInc unfollowed Becky G after the backlash. Later, Becky G and Gonzalez spoke over the phone, and Becky G shared to her Instagram story that the two had cleared things up. Soon after, @HolaCholaInc refollowed Becky G and deleted all the negative criticism for the beauty brand.

Others aren’t buying it.

CREDIT: @IAMBECKYG / TWITTER

When one Instagram user posited that Hola Chola Inc’s outrage was misplaced, the response was less-than-direct. “OK, but where’s the makeup YOU sale…I’m sure you didn’t inspire it with the sweater you make …” asked Instagram user @issamerickyy. “Huh?! You have to much time on your hands kid, go read a book!” Hola Chola Inc. responded, ironically with her own grammar mistakes given her “go read a book” jab.

I see no similarity aside from the term and cultural aspect..,” chimed in one Twitter Latina. “I was expecting to see a like-minded cosmetics brand.. but they sell clothing, just under the same phrase (which was used widely by all of us Latinas for over a decade.) Pump the breaks.”

What do you think? Was the backlash warranted?

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