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

Kacey Musgraves cleaned up at the GRAMMYs earlier this year. She took home awards for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, and the highly coveted Album Of The Year. Now, Musgraves is going viral after giving La Reina de Tejano a touching tribute during her concert in Houston.

Kacey Musgraves performed at the RodeoHouston.

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The RodeoHouston is near the AstroDome where Selena Quintanilla performed her last concert. The concert gave us her iconic purple jumpsuit and her entrance in a horse-drawn carriage.

At the start of the show, Musgraves gave a special nod to Selena and the fans were there for it.

.@KaceyMusgraves kicked off @RODEOHOUSTON with a cover of Selena’s “Como la Flor” Tejano classic. https://t.co/Zv13Bw48GE pic.twitter.com/4RSl6yALFU— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) February 26, 2019

“I love the queen Selena just as much as you do,” Musgraves told the audience at the RodeoHouston, according to the Houston Chronicle.

She even made sure to sing in Spanish to show us all what she can do.

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There is something so refreshing and validating about hearing someone sing or speak in Spanish without it being pandering. It seemed like Musgraves is just a fan who got a chance to sing one of her faves while on stage.

Fans of Selena and Musgraves are really excited about this soon-to-be iconic cover.

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Way to go, Musgraves. It is clear that you know where to find new fans and how to keep your fans surprised and proud.

The country powerhouse gave us all the Selena vibes you’d expect from this performance.

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Musgraves went all out for her Selena tribute from wearing her very own jumpsuit to the stage and lights projecting the Selena purple we all recognize.

The Texas native was living her own dream by performing at the RodeoHouston.

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“I have always wanted to play RodeoHouston ever since I was a little girl,” Musgraves told a crowd of about 53,000, according to the Houston Chronicle. “We have a lot to celebrate.”

Even Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla who was in the audience, fell in love with Musgraves’ performance of “Como La Flor.”

“Awww this makes me wanna shed a tear! Takes me back ???????????? A Big Big Thank you @spaceykacey for the love at the Houston Rodeo tonite with that SELENA Y LOS DINOS Jam! ????????????????????,” Suzette wrote on Instagram with an accompanying video of the performance.

Her Selena tribute comes the day after Musgraves presented a “Ballad of Buster Scruggs” performance at the Oscars.

Musgraves is truly having a moment this year and her already rising star continues to climb the charts. Her love of Selena is clearly a major inspiration for her music career as she couldn’t resist covering the late singer in their home state.

Check out the full video of Musgraves covering Selena below.

This might be one of the best Selena crossover covers to happen, especially since it happened in Houston. How many people would have ever expected a country star to sing, in Spanish, as a tribute to the one and only Selena Quintanilla.

READ: 9 Selena Covers That Prove She Will Always Be La Reina

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Texas High Schoolers Conducted a Mock ‘Slave Auction’ Of Black Students Over Snapchat

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Texas High Schoolers Conducted a Mock ‘Slave Auction’ Of Black Students Over Snapchat

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Students at a high school in Aledo, Texas are being disciplined after the administration discovered they held a mock slave auction on Snapchat where they “traded” Black students.

Screenshots of the Snapchat group show that these unnamed students “bid” on students of color, ranging anywhere from $1 to $100.

One student in particular was priced at $1 because his hair was “bad”. The screenshot also shows that the group chat’s name changed regularly. The group’s name started as “Slave Trade” then changed to “N—-r Farm”, and finally to “N—– Auction”.

Upon learning of the mock slave auction, the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus’s principal wrote a note to parents explaining the situation. Principal Carolyn Ansley called the mock slave auction “an incident of cyberbullying and harassment” which “led to conversations about how inappropriate and hurtful language can have a profound and lasting impact” on people.

Many people felt that the school principal downplayed the gravity of the mock slave auction. Not once did she mention the word racism in the letter that she sent out to parents.

“Calling it cyberbullying rather than calling it racism… that is the piece that really gets under my skin,” said Mark Grubbs, father to three former Aledo ISD students, to NBC DFW. But Grubbs, along with many other Aledo parents and community members, say that the incident didn’t surprise them.

In fact, Grubbs said he had to take his children out of the Aledo ISD school system because of how much racist harassment his children were facing. “A lot of racism,” he said of his son’s experience at the school. “My son being called out of his name and what not and it got to the point he didn’t mind fighting and that didn’t sit right with me and my wife. My son was never a fighter.”

After the backlash to the initial statement, Superintendent Susan Bohn finally released a statement condemning the racism and “hatred” of the mock slave auction.

“There is no room for racism or hatred in the Aledo ISD, period,’ Bohn wrote. “Using inappropriate, offensive and racially charged language and conduct is completely unacceptable and is prohibited by district policy.”

The problem with “policies” like these is they fail to target the issue of racism at the root. Hate speech may be “prohibited”, but if a child is displaying racist behavior for whatever reason, the bigger problem is the way that they have been educated and indoctrinated. Slave auctions have no place in 2021.

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

Puerto Rican band Los Rivera Destino are back with their new single “Castigo” featuring Pedro Capó. The song is the first single from their long awaited album which is due to be released this summer.

Castigo” is the best of both worlds: fusing Bolero and Dembow, creating a fresh take on songs we would listen to at the club.

We had the chance to interview Los Rivera Destino for Latido Music by mitú, and they talked about filming the music video, songs that they would like to see with Bolero covers, working with Bad Bunny again, and more.

Check out our interview below:

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