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

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

This Radio Interview Got Heated When A Host Tried To Tell Becky G That Her Lyrics Should Not Be Sexual

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This Radio Interview Got Heated When A Host Tried To Tell Becky G That Her Lyrics Should Not Be Sexual

Things got tense between Becky G and a radio host during a radio interview for “El Zol” in Miami. Becky G was invited to talk about her hit “Mayores” and when they started to discuss the meaning behind the lyrics, one of the radio show hosts started to push back about her suggestive lyrics, but Becky G did not stay calladita…

Becky G is asked to explain the lyrics in her new single “Mayores,” specifically this verse:

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I like them bigger / So that they won’t fit in my mouth / The kisses he wants to give me / That will drive me crazy

Becky G doesn’t shy away and explains that this part of the song has a double meaning and does state that she likes men who are bigger.

One of the radio hosts mentions that there are some men who disapprove of women who express themselves sexually.

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This leaves Becky G a little confused, but she responds with a powerful argument.

Becky G points out that many male singers have sexually explicit lyrics. She references Enrique Iglesias’ song, “Duele el Corazon,” in which part of the lyrics state: “Solo en tu boca yo quiero acabar.” Becky G argues that if male musicians can have sexual references in their lyrics, women should be able to do the same.

The host says “la mujer tiene que respetarse y darse a respetar.”

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Oh heeeeellll no! She was not going to let a comment like that slide — and we wouldn’t either.

Franco, the radio host, continues to build his argument as to why women should not express themselves sexually, but Becky G does not stay quiet.

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Her face says it all. Try again, Franco.

Check out how Becky G defends her rights as a woman and as a musician in the full video clip below:

Becky G Talked About Being A Proud Mexicana And How ‘Dehumanizing’ U.S. Current Policies Are For Immigrants

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Becky G Talked About Being A Proud Mexicana And How ‘Dehumanizing’ U.S. Current Policies Are For Immigrants

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Immigration is a subject that is so personal to members of the Latinidad. Even when it’s not making the daily news, the conversation around immigration is deeply prominent in our communities and homes. However, since the current administration has made immigration and deportation the main focus of their policies, it has been a constant topic discussed in homes across the world. Immigration has become THE American issue. 

Seeing the separation of families, the detention of men, women, children and babies and the conditions they are forced to live in hurts. It’s stressful to see that level of human suffering. When we learn of new deaths coming out of ICE detention centers, we grieve the loss as if we’re mourning for our family. So far, our calls to abolish ICE, reunify families and release migrants have gone unanswered. 

Altogether, the immigration crisis feels utterly degrading and dismal.

We aren’t the only ones who are feeling this way and, now singer Beck G is sharing her feelings about the hopelessness of the current migration situation. 

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Recently the singer spoke with HOLA! USA and opened up about her connection to her Mexican culture and what it meant to be a second-generation Latina in a world that is so full of anti-immigrant policies. 

“I’ve always considered myself Latina,” Becky G claimed. “I’m 100 percent proud to be from Los Angeles, but I’m also 100 percent proud to be ‘Mexicana de corazón, de sangre.’ My grandparents have always made it a priority for us to be aware of our culture, our morals, our traditions.” 

Those strong ties to her Latinidad have made her very aware of the problems impacting our community — especially the issue of immigration. 

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Like many of us, Becky G is familiar with the travesty that is happening at our southern borders. She knows the helplessness and the anger we feel when we see proof of injustices inflicted on imprisoned migrants. Despite this, the singer says the Latinx community has to continue to push against ICE’s dehumanizing policies and mistreatment.  

“Some people think there’s only so much we can do,” Becky G explained to HOLA! USA. “But we have to keep pushing, keep raising awareness and keep talking about it. If not, it’s going to become normalized that there are children dying while basically being held captive, mistreated, not being taken care of properly — separated from their families. Separating families, children taking care of children, babies not having their diapers changed, people without proper food or places to sleep… to me, that’s so dehumanizing.”

The songstress went on to speak about the unity she grew up experiencing and how that togetherness helped in times of crisis. 

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Like many Latinos, Becky G grew up with a big, extended family. The unity between the family members helped make life easier and more full, especially when her family experienced a dilemma of there own. 

“In our family, we are so united; we are so supportive,” the singer shared. “Where one person eats, 20 can eat. Where one person can sleep, 20 can sleep. And as funny as it sounds, it’s actually very beautiful because when I was 9 years old we lost our home, and we went from house to house, from family member to family member to live there. Sharing is a big part of our culture.”

It’s this unity — a beautiful element of our culture — that we need to draw from now in order to show up for the immigrants both in our communities and in detention.

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After a weekend of mass murder, where our communities were purposely targeted, it’s easy to feel defeated, hurt and scared. Fear-mongering has turned to violence and violence has turned to death. However, we cannot allow the focused hate aimed at Latinx communities to prevent us from fighting for each other.  

The only way our community is going to survive this grotesque period in US history is if we stay true to who we are. In moments like these, kindness, togetherness and unity are necessary for us to move forward. Just like Beck G, we should be amplifying the voices and experiences of those directly harmed by these racist policies. We have to rally and use our combined strength — the strength of the Latinidad — to vote, protest and fight until our detained family has been freed. We must remember that we’ll always be stronger together.