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J.Lo Relives Her Fly Girl Days Thanks To Bruno And Cardi’s ‘Finesse’ Video

The Internet lost it after Bruno Mars and Cardi B released the remix to his throwback jam “Finesse,” accompanied by the amazing video that’s an homage to the ’90s sketch comedy show “In Living Color.”

The video was released just after midnight on Thursday and had everyone going nuts on social media. While the song’s ’90s R&B vibe has everyone busting out the Roger Rabbit, the video really has them going off.

People clearly love and miss the comedy show so this video brought back all those nostalgic memories. Those who are too young to remember “In Living Color” perhaps have no idea that the cast featured one talented dancer back when she was starting out in the business.

Jennifer Lopez got her big break as a “Fly Girl” dancer on the show, performing dance routines between sketches. So she obviously had something to say about Bruno and Cardi’s tribute.

#TBT #inlivingcolor #onceaflygirlalwaysaflygirl #killingitsinceforever #finesse #jlo

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Yes, that is miss J.Lo herself cutting the floor with her moves! She was one of the few Latinas viewers saw regularly on a popular TV show.

J.Lo appeared on the show on Seasons 3 and 4, between 1991-1993.

Lopez credits “In Living Color” host and creator Keenan Ivory Wayans for discovering her and placing her on primetime TV.

He just saw something in me,” Lopez once said, according to Us Weekly. “He would always tell me, ‘You’re going to be a big star.'”

“I’d been there hours and seen every dancer in New York, and then this young girl steps up and a spotlight landed on her and she captivated everyone in the room,” Keenan once recalled in a 2019 episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music.”

However, another famous Latina credits herself for discovering J.Lo and placing her as a dancer on “In Living Color.”

Rosie Perez was the lead choreographer of the Fly Girls and says she discovered J.Lo.

In 2014, Rosie released her memoir “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life,” and shared a juicy tidbit in which Lopez made it very clear that she should be front and center.

According to the book, Jennifer once went off on Rosie, screaming, “You pick on me, me and only me, every f**king day! Every f**king day! I work my ass off, deliver and you keep pushing me aside, treating me like s**t! I know I’m good! I’m better than any of these girls, and you know it.” Apparently there’s still some beef between the two. :sips tea:

Some fans wondered why Rosie wasn’t in the “Finesse” music video.

That would have been amazing!

Lopez wasn’t the only one that responded to the “Finesse” remix release.

Jossie Harris, who was also a Fly Girl, posted this image on Instagram, saying, “And love tribute to my girls #FlyGirls.”

“In Living Color” actor and comedian Shawn Wayans also tweeted that he loved the music video.

Bruno Mars responded to him by saying: “In living color was it growing up. Pop culture, Comedy, Fashion, Dance & all y’all superstars. There has never been another show like it.”

Other members of the Wayans family that appeared on the show also responded.

All this love should indicate that people need an “In Living Color” reunion ASAP!

For those of you craving more Fly Girls, I leave you with this…

READ: Bruno Mars Is Slamming Down Those Who Say He Changed His Name Because He’s Ashamed Of Being Latino

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Here Are 10 Famous Asian Latinos

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Here Are 10 Famous Asian Latinos

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May is AAPI Heritage Month, a month where we honor and acknowledge the contributions that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to our culture and society. And since anti-Asian sentiment sentiment has been on the rise in recent months, now is the time to celebrate Asians and Asian-Americans more than ever. And that celebration includes Asian Latinos.

There is a misconception that all Latinos are just a mixture of Spanish and Indigenous backgrounds, but this assumption is simply not true. To be Latino does not mean you are a specific race. In fact, Latinidad comes in all shapes and forms and many Latinos are of Asian descent. Here are 10 famous Asian Latinos.

1. Ana Gabriel

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Known for her unequivocal raspy voice, the “Quién Como Tú” singer has Chinese heritage by way of her maternal grandfather. The Mexican-Chinese singer is one of the greatest voices in Latin America and that’s just a fact. 

2. Harry Shum Jr.

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Harry Shum Jr. danced his way into our hearts as Mike Chang on “Glee” and has since appeared in several other films, including the hit movie “Crazy Rich Asians.” He was born in Costa Rica and relocated with his family to San Francisco when he was 6 years old.

3. Bruno Mars

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Many of us know Bruno Mars has Asian Latino roots—his father is half Puerto Rican, half Ashkenazi Jewish, while his mother was born in the Philippines. But you probably didn’t know Bruno Mars was nicknamed ‘Bruno’ by his father after the wrestler Bruno Sammartino. The singer’s real nombre is Peter Gene Hernandez.

4. Tatyana Ali

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Now this is a story all about how Tatyana Ali (who portrayed Ashley Banks on the emblematic ‘90s show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) has Indo-Trinidadian roots from her father who was born in Trinidad & Tobago, and Panamanian roots via her mother. Apart from her acting career, Ali has been active in politics after graduating from Harvard as a government and African-American studies major.

5. Franklin Chang Díaz

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Franklin Chang Díaz is a former NASA astronaut who has been on a whopping seven Space Shuttle missions. Born in Costa Rica, Chang Díaz is of Chinese descent on his father’s side. Chang Díaz was the first Latin American immigrant astronaut that NASA selected to go into space. He was inducted into the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2012.

6. Fred Armisen

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Fred Armisen is an actor, comedian, and musician most famous for his __ year stint on Saturday Night Live. But what most people probably don’t know is that Armisen is of Korean and Venezuelan descent. He even showed off his Spanish skills in the Spanish-language comedy series, Los Espookys.

7. Bruce Chen 

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Bruce Chen is a Chinese-Panamanian former baseball pitcher for various MLB teams. After retiring from the Kansas City Royals in 2014, he went on to become the Latin America Field Coordinator for the LA Dodgers.

8. Leonardo Nam

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Nam was born in Buenos Aires and is of Korean descent. After growing up in Australia, the actor moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting. You might recognize him from his role as Lutz in “Westworld.”

9. Cassie Ventura

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You may know Cassie Ventura from her successful R&B career. But you might not know that this talented songstress is of Mexican and Filipino descent. 

10. Jessica Sanchez

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Jessica Sanchez blew viewers away with her unparalleled singing ability on the 11th season of American Idol, in which she was crowned runner-up. Sanchez is of mixed Mexican and Filipino ancestry. She’s still releasing music today.

READ: 11 Awesome Ways Latinos And Filipinos Are Totally Connected

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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B doesn’t stop hustling. Recently, the Bronx-born rapper filed legal documents to trademark the phrase “Bardi Beauty”. That means that Cardi B is thinking of getting into the makeup and beauty game.

So, in essence, Cardi B is planning a full takeover of the beauty industry. And we can’t wait! Cardi B’s past red carpet and photoshoot looks have practically broken the internet with their creativity and innovation.

This trademark filing comes to no surprise to fans who have been closely following the rapper’s business life. Cardi B has been teasing the idea of releasing a beauty line for years. Just last month, Cardi claimed that she wanted to start a haircare line for Afro-Latinas.

Earlier this year, Cardi announced on Instagram: “This year I will be coming out with a hair[care] line that I been working on at home for my hair and my daughter’s.”

“Being Hispanic/Latina don’t make your hair long, don’t make your skin light, or don’t make your face features slim, [e]specially Latin countries from the Caribbean islands,” she further explained on Twitter. “DNA [has] something to do with your hair, not your nationality.

“Bardi Beauty” would be one of many business spin-offs that Cardi would commit her time to. It was only a matter of time before she went the beauty route with Bardi Beauty.

The Grammy-winning rapper already has had massive success collaborating with brands like Reebok, Steve Madden, and Fashion Nova.

Fellow music jefas Rihanna and Selena Gomez have created lucrative beauty brands like Fenty Beauty and Rare Beauty to great fanfare. In fact, creating a beauty brand to go along with her music brand seems like a natural thing for Cardi B to do.

Let’s hope that Bardi Beauty will take the Fenty Beauty route and create products for people of different races, ethnicities, and skin colors.

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