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Latinos Stole The Show At Last Night’s VMAs: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

If you haven’t got the latest on the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, then you are in for a treat, babes! We’ve captured some of the highlights from the night for you — from the outfits, to the awards, and the performances. And okay, we’ll admit it, we’re gonna let our bias fly since the Latino cohort definitely did us proud at the 36th Annual VMAs!

First things first: who wore what?

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Who are we kidding? The best part of any awards ceremony is judging the outrageously expensive and nonsensical outfits the rich and famous wear while we sit at home in our ratty pajamas. Although, it’s hard to fault Cardi B, since she was definitely dishing up some lewks in a revealing red dress.

But the guys also came out dressed to impress!

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How could we forget the CNCO boys? The five of them showed up in a real clean-cut kind of co-ord, making sharp lines by contrasting shades of black and off-white. 

So did our girl, Camila.

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Camila Cabello was dressed to impress, sporting an impressively long train on an otherwise short white dress. We stan the cutouts and jaw-dropping decolletage. Some are even calling her choice of outfit a “wedding dress,” though we’d say it’s more “angelic.” 

And Bad Bunny was giving us life!

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Bad Bunny showed up in true Bad Bunny style. His black-on-black look was complemented by some eye-catching bling, which included his signature shades and face mask. His sharply-dressed manner was offset by a little cheeky purple nail polish.

Fans were losing it over Rosalia’s runway look at her first VMAs.

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Spanish singer Rosalia was an absolute darling on the red carpet. Dressed to the nines in a custom-made black satin Burberry dress, when asked about how she felt being at her first VMAs, she couldn’t be more gracious. “Oh my gosh, I’m so excited,” she said. “I will be performing beside artists that I admire a lot.” 

And then there was Adriana Lima who left fans stunned with her red carpet Look.

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Are we even surprised that Adriana Lima looked stunning? No, we’re not. Having rocked up in what was essentially a bodysuit teamed with a sheer long-sleeved maxi dress, she showed off her drool-worthy svelte figure. Naturally, the deep blue-green of the dress brought out the vivid shades of green and blue from her eyes. She’s a goddess, and we are not worthy.

What was the best performance of the night?

Once everyone had had a chance to strut their stuff on the red carpet, it was time to settle in and watch what the talent had on offer for us. Sure, Lizzo and T-Swift definitely gave some amazing performances. And J Balvin and Bad Bunny brought a big smile to our faces. It was great to see that they don’t take themselves that seriously, what with the gigantic cacti, emoji-like clouds hanging from above, and the strange blow-up suits that the pair wore throughout their rendition of  “Que Pretendes.” 

This performance is everything anyone is talking about.

But Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, singing “Senorita?” They. Stole. The. Show. Camilla Cabello started by seducing us through the camera, before showing off just what her stellar vocal cords can do. Beyond the sheer talent packed into one duet, the stage was set up simply, but spectacularly. It honestly looked like the two of them were ensconced in stars. And don’t get us started on the Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello romance! There’s that much electricity in that relationship, we could have sworn we saw actual sparks fly between the two of them.

And the award winners? Our Latino babes cleaned up.

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Honestly, if you were taking shots every time a Latino got an award, you would be an absolute train wreck. The Best Collaboration award went to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello for “Senorita.” And the Best Cinematography? Also Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, again for “Senorita.” To be quite honest, they probably should’ve gotten an award for just general sexual tension, too.

J Balvin and Rosalía cleaned up with a win for Best Choreography.

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J Balvin and Rosalia were awarded both Best Latin and Best Choreography, for their work on “Con Altura,” beating out the likes of Bad Bunny and … Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Honestly, with the number of nominations these guys were getting, it was inevitable that one of our faves was going to be going home juggling awards.

And although the collaborators were all smiles while hopping onstage to accept their shiny new Moon Person from French Montana and Alison Brie — the presenters decried the U.S.’ despicable immigration policies and acknowledged that most of the category’s nominees were immigrants themselves.

“Wow. I wasn’t expecting this, honestly,” a stunned Rosalía said. “Thank you, because it’s such an incredible honor. I come from Barcelona. I’m so happy to be here representing where I come from and representing my culture. Thank you for allowing me to perform tonight singing in Spanish.” 

Balvin then took the mic to echo his duet partner’s sentiment, proclaiming, “I’m super proud of being Latino right now.”

But today, everyone is talking about Cardi B’s most Cardi B acceptance speech ever.

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And who could forget Cardi B? Our favorite unashamedly herself rapper bagged the Best Hip-Hop award for her smash hit, “Money.” And, before you ask, she accepted the award in true Cardi fashion. “I really want to thank my music video team — first Jora Frantzis — that’s the director,” she said. “She gotta hear outta my mouth, ‘I look ugly. Edit my stomach, edit my butt. Smooth my cellulite out!”

So, which VMA outfit was your fave? And, do you think Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello was the best act from the evening — or do you think J Balvin and Bad Bunny could give them a run for their money? Let us know on our Facebook page — you can find it by clicking on the logo at the top of the page.

Foul-Mouthed Karen Yells At People To Stop Playing Bad Bunny And Play ‘American’ Music Instead

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Foul-Mouthed Karen Yells At People To Stop Playing Bad Bunny And Play ‘American’ Music Instead

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Puerto Rico is part of the United States. Puerto Ricans are American citizens (without the right to vote). Music made in Puerto Rico would then be considered American music since it is part of the U.S. However, one Karen in Wisconsin just doesn’t understand that and had a complete meltdown.

A very angry white woman went on an expletive-filled rant against people barbecuing in the park because of their music.

My first Karen was today. Todo por que no le gusta la musica que escuchamos 😂 #KarenWantTalkToTheManager Stop Being Racist. To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com

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A woman made a point recently to verbally attack a Puerto Rican family while barbecuing in a park. What did they do to offend the woman? They were playing Bad Bunny. The woman, who has not been identified, called on the group to play American music because they are in America.

“You are so fucking disrespectful,” the Wisconsin Karen told the group when they called her disrespectful. “Puerto Ricans. Fuck all this.”

During her rant, the group turns on Bad Bunny’s “Safaera” and continued to argue with her.

“Safaera” is one of Bad Bunny’s most popular songs. It would be pretty hard to convince people that this song is something that should be turned off. Like, Why can’t people just enjoy their time out and about without having to get into a racist, xenophobic argument?

Some Puerto Ricans on Twitter made sure to remind her how lucky she is to be in Wisconsin.

This isn’t the first time someone was verbally harassed in a park for showing their Puerto Rican heritage. One man was charged with a hate crime after trying to attack a woman in Chicago who was wearing a shirt with a Puerto Rican flag on it. It is a true testament to their resolve that the Puerto Rican family being yelled at were able to stay calm and level-headed. Granted, they did argue back but it seems they were provoked.

It seems the woman needs a basic civics lesson on how Puerto Ricans are Americans.

A poll conducted by Morning Consult found that half of Americans do not know that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. The confusion has been exacerbated by President Trump during the early stages of Hurricane Maria recovery. The Trump administration has been criticized for its treatment of Puerto Rico.

People commented on the Facebook video about how else the situation could have been handled.

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If she wants to hear American music, then let her hear American music. Crank that volume all the way up and let her hear the true range of American music. There’s nothing better than educating someone when they let their ignorance be known.

One person is just feeling bad for the man clearly trying to get the confrontational woman moving.

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He really just wants to keep it moving. It is almost like he realized before she did that being on camera saying racist things is not a good look in the time of social media and doxxing.

Smartphones have changed the way we live by giving us a chance to capture moments like this and broadcast them to the world. Social media serves as a way to really make the most out of the public shaming.

READ: Felony Hate Crime Charges Have Been Filed Against The Man Who Harassed A Woman For Wearing A Puerto Rico Flag Shirt

Cardi B’s Jokes About ‘Sucking In Her Stomach’ For Pictures Is The Realist Thing I’ve Seen In Quarantine

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Cardi B’s Jokes About ‘Sucking In Her Stomach’ For Pictures Is The Realist Thing I’ve Seen In Quarantine

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Like us, Cardi B is about the “suck it in life” this quarantine.

We’ve always known that the rapper knew how to keep it real. Especially when it comes to body confidence. The beloved Domicanana with Trinidadian roots has been trying to live her best life while in quarantine and part of that has been showing off her body in a lineup of pretty impressive bathing suits.

Exhibit A: these stringy bikini looks show how divine and body pos she is.

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How y’all doing on this beautiful Monday ?

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The rapper posted this beautiful picture of herself earlier this week after revealing that she had a new tattoo finished on her back. “Okay guys! Soooo here it is! It took me several months but I’m finally finished. This is my back tattoo! It goes from the top of my back to the middle of my thigh,” Cardi wrote in a caption to her Instagram. In a separate clip to her Instagram, she credited tattoo artist Jamie Schene of Union3Tattoo for the work.

I mean… just look at her.

In a recent post to her Instagram page, the rapper got real about her pictures and admitted to being about that “suck it in life.”

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Suck it in life .

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“I suck the s–t out my stomach for this pic so appreciated,” she wrote in the caption to her Instagram post. In it, Cardi can be seen wearing a teeny bikini and lace-up stilettos. To follow up, the rapper shared another Instagram video, this time of herself walking towards the camera in her bikini, and faulting her body. When she turns she shows off her side profile and lets out her stomach. And tbh we love the natural curves!

Of course, it didn’t take long for fans to flock to the comments and gas up the rapper.

“Same here sis!!! ,” Antonique Smith the actress from “Notorious” wrote in the captions. “Thank you for the honesty!” “If this ain’t da realest shii,” sevyn added to the comments.

It’s no surprise the rapper is being open about her body. She has a long history of being honest about her own body positivity and experiences with liposuction and receiving plastic surgery after giving birth to daughter Kulture. In an interview with E! she explained that speaking openly about the procedures was important for her she does not “like lying about things.”