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Bruno Mars Swept The GRAMMYs But ‘Despacito’ Was Inexcusably Snubbed

Latino talent was on display at the Grammys last night. Bruno Mars cleaned the house of awards because, well, Bruno Mars. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performed the original version of “Despacito” and the Dreamers got a shout out. But, there was a bit of heartbreak because some things just didn’t pan out as they should have. Here’s how it went down.

First, Joy Villa started the politically charged messaging with an anti-abortion dress.

The singer-songwriter wore a “Make American Great Again” dress at the Grammys last year. It doesn’t seem coincidental that the singer spent the day after the red carpet posting about her album climbing the Amazon Music charts.

And viewers quickly did what they do best and pulled receipts of  statements she’s previously made about abortion.

The Internet never forgets.

Camila Cabello might have finally nailed the flamenco emoji look she claims to try to emulate.

Stunning. Breathtaking.

And she shared some really important advise her mom gave her.

“I feel like if you ever make your motive success or numbers then that’s not really the right motive of doing things,” Cabello told Ryan Seacrest about her mother’s advice when going solo. “So, she told me, ‘Imagine you flop and nobody cares. If things don’t work out, do you still want to do this?’ And I was like, yeah. Absolutely because the point was just me getting to make music. People connecting with it is really just a bonus.”

Cabello continued to speak her truth when standing with Dreamers during the show.

“I’m here on this stage tonight because, just like the Dreamers, my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope,” Cabello told the crowd. She added: “I’m a proud Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammy stage in New York City. All I know is that, just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for.”

Cardi B and Bruno Mars showed the crowd what it looks like to really perform.

The duo performed “Finesse” and it rocked the house. Definitely one of the best performances of the night.

The fans were living for it.

Who else was trying to dance along with Bruno in the living room?

And some fans were demanding more time.

That performance just wasn’t enough to make satisfy the fans.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee gave Latino fans a performance for the decades with the original “Despacito”.

There was no Justin Bieber as a surprise guest, and the world was very grateful.

Despite “Despacito” literally being the biggest song of 2017, it won zero awards of the three nominations it received.

Listen up, Recording Academy, “Despacito” broke the record for the most streamed song of ?? all ?? time?? and is the second longest running song to hit the top of the Billboard charts. It begs the question, what does it take to become the Song of the Year?

People definitely noticed that the blockbuster hit was robbed of its rightful award.

Everyone is sick of hearing the song at this point but that’s because we all played it nonstop for all of 2017. Like, what gives?

Even the Bruno Mars fans are upset he beat out Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

Mierda indeed, bro.

Shakira did make history as the first woman to win Best Latin Pop Album twice.

Gracias por este Grammy! / Thank you for this Grammy! Shak

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The first time she won the award was in 2001 when she won for her MTV Unplugged live album. The singer was overjoyed with her win and posted two videos to Instagram thanking her fans and the Recording Academy for the award.

Mars, on the other hand, totally cleaned up at the awards show with seven Grammys.

Mars won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (24K Magic), Best R&B Album (24K Magic), Best R&B Song (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Performance (“That’s What I Like”), Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”), Record of the Year (24K Magic), and, the big one, Album of the Year (24K Magic).

You can check out Bruno Mars’ full Album of the Year acceptance speech below!


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The ‘Traveling Selena’ Instagram Page Is The Sweetest Fan Page You’ll Find On The Internet

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The ‘Traveling Selena’ Instagram Page Is The Sweetest Fan Page You’ll Find On The Internet

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At the height of her fame, Selena was a Tejano star whose concert attendance shattered records both abroad and at home while also gaining her certain type of love and adoration that can only be attributed to her fans. Today, nearly 30 years after her death, the American singer’s legacy has continued its stretch across the globe, partially in thanks to a devoted Instagram profile called Traveling Selena which features the late singer in Barbie doll form at some of the most recognizable sights around the world.

Twenty-four years after her death, Traveling Selena is making sure her influence is still being felt across the world.

In the style of a traveling gnome, the Instagram account is taking n the Tejano singer to some of the most recognizable sights in the world. Even more exciting the page’s creator features Selena wearing some of her more memorable outfits. The page’s account describes itself as taking pics in front of some of the most beautiful places! Outfits and pics are all my own.”

So far Selena has gone to the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

During her career, Selena expanded her fan following by touring New York City, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central America. At the time of her death, despite her broad international fan base which included countries such as Japan and Australia, she had not traveled much outside of the Americas. Now ya girl is getting to do the Bidi Bidi Bom Bom wherever the account goes. Including.

To Phuket.

Where even ancient dragons aren’t as fire as her replicated outfits.

They’ve even taken her to San Fran…

Where Selena’s most basic fan base will adore the Instagrammable pics taken by the bridge and the house from “Full House.”

And to see one of the world’s most iconic figures of all: Selena herself in wax form.

How meta.

6. San Diego

I love that they have Selena being a true millenial taking pciks in front of mural art.

7. The zoo

And heading off to bless the animals at the zoo with her presence.

8. Her own mural

The best part of these pics is that we now get to add locations to our bucket list.

8. Khao San Road

Literall watching Selena head off to all of these places is giving me so much wanderlust.

9. Phi Phi Islands

Her trip to Thailand looks like the best ever and now I want to go take a vacay at a tropical get away.

10. On a Tuk Tuk

This is the best look above all and now I want to hop on a tuk tuk and take a ride!

11. Sunset Station

Nothing more divine than Selena in her Dreaming of You outfit.

12. Aruba

Selena visiting the Caribbean?! Hope the account takes her back to Puerto Rico.

13. Multnoham Falls

Selena literally living our best lives beyond the grave is everything.

14. Avatar Land

James Cameron would be so lucky to include the Latina icon in his wonderfully made up land.

15. Palace of Fine Arts

Selena being her most real Barbie self outside of the palace of fine arts is everything .

16. Coca Cola classic!!

And look at her chilling next to her favorite beverage of choice.

17. Las Vegas!

Seeing the diva showing off a totally classic outfit on the strip will give you major going out vibes. Bidi bidi bom bom.

18. The Full House house

Selena rocking her fullest self at the Full House house will give you all kinds of nostalgia for forever.

19. Her favorite place in all of the land!

Selena went to visit her favorite state in the country: Texas for Halloween and got dressed up as the true reina that she is.

20. The gum wall

Wearing one of her iconic outfits, Selena suited up to go to the gum wall.

Cardi B Spilled Knowledge And Acceptance In Support Of Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union’s Trans Child Zaya

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Cardi B Spilled Knowledge And Acceptance In Support Of Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union’s Trans Child Zaya

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have been open and vocal about the support of their trans child Zaya. The discussion surrounding their child started in earnest when the parents posted photos with them during Miami Pride 2019. People have been weighing on the child’s gender identity and Cardi B recently shared her thoughts on the issue and fans are here for it.

Gabrielle Union and her husband Dwyane Wade are showing unconditional love and support for their trans child.

According to various studies, parental acceptance is an important factor in keeping LGBTQ+ youth safe and healthy. LGBTQ+ youth experience higher instances of mental, psychological, and physical trauma, including higher risks of HIV and AIDS infections. Parental acceptance and guidance can offset the known dangers for LGBTQ+ youth. Union and Wade’s support of Zaya is a crucial lesson for other parents with LGBTQ+ children.

The latest celebrity to weigh in on the conversation around Zaya is Cardi B.

The rapper, who has been accused of transphobic comments in the past, threw her full support behind Zaya and their parents. In 2018, Cardi B faced backlash after posting a transphobic meme to her Facebook account. Celebrity trans activists Laverne Cox and Angelica Ross weighed in on the meme calling Cardi B out for her use of the meme in light of the disproportionate murders facing Black trans women.

Yet, now it seems Cardi B is supporting the trans community with an Instagram video calling for support, acceptance, and love for Zaya.

“Let’s not forget that this is a kid. Let’s not forget that this kid could be very very sensitive. That’s 1,” Cardi B told fans in her Instagram video. “And, let me tell you something, right? I feel like people are saying that this kid is too young to transition but it’s like how old is too young? If you are born thinking that you are a girl in a boy’s body, how old do you have to be in order to keep knowing that that’s who you are? That’s who you are. That’s your identity. If that’s who you feel that you are, what is the age limit for you to know that that’s what you want to be?”

People on social media are cautiously celebrating Cardi B’s message.

Today’s cancel culture leaves a lot to be desired. It has become a common occurrence to see people canceled for having problematic views. Cardi B has been able to push forward with her career and has made history as a female rapper. She has long been criticized for her transphobic views and it now looks like Cardi B has changed her views.

“I seen a documentary before, not really a documentary but a long 18-minute video on YouTube way before this Zion situation about this 5-year-old little girl that at 5 years old she transitioned to be a girl,” Cardi B said in the video. “She knew that that’s what she wanted to be because she knew that. She liked to wear dresses. She likes to play with Barbies. And if you’re born like that, you’re forever going to be like that. Whether the age that you pick it to be, it’s your choice.”

For Cardi B, the most important thing is that people let people be happy and free, especially children.

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“Let people find their happiness, especially kids. Let them feel comfortable doing what they want to be,” Cardi B says. “And it’s true. A lot of trans [people] that I know around me, like, when I ask them, ‘When did you know that you wanted to change?’ They say, ‘I’ve always felt like I was a girl. I always felt like I was a girl. I was born like this. People are born like this. Like the Lady Gaga song ‘I was born this way,’ like that sh-t is f-cking real.”

Her defense of Zaya and the Union-Wade family seems so genuine and real.

In another video clip circulating, Carid B is calling on people to try to be more open and understanding. Some people live in communities where they do not interact with people who are in the LGBTQ+ community or hold old thoughts towards the community. Cardi B wants those people to try to open their minds and understand that people living as their authentic self is nothing to attack.

Even some who do not like nor support Cardi B are siding with her on this one.

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It’s hard not to support someone who is pushing for better acceptance of a marginalized community. This is something we can all get behind because love is love and love always wins.

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