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New Kids On The Block Honor Selena In Corpus Christi With Her Sister In Attendance

New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) are currently on a national tour that included a stop in Corpus Christi, Texas. As has been seen with artists visiting Texas in the past, the ’90s duo paid tribute to Selena Quintanilla in the late icon’s hometown. When NKOTB hit the stage at the American Bank Center on Monday, the boy band paid tribute by dancing to Selena’s hit “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” The reaction from fans on social media has praised the group for paying tribute to the Queen of Tejano music.

Here’s how the band paid tribute to the late Tejano singer. Don’t worry. They didn’t sing.

After singing their song “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” frontman Donnie Walhberg addressed the crowd. He told the audience to point their fingers in the sky and sing along with them.

“Not only are we deep in the heart of Texas tonight,” Walhberg said. “We are deep in the heart of Corpus Christi, home of a fallen angel from this amazing city. Let’s sing this one for her.”

Shortly after the speech, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” played and the audience went crazy to the tribute. The late singer’s face can be seen in the background as the group danced and celebrated Selena’s legacy and life. The group even brought a surprised fan onstage to lead the song.

Unknowingly, Selena’s family was actually in the front row.

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“I’m sitting there and he’s doing this country song,” Suzette told KIII 3 News. “I just looked at my friend Daniel and I said, ‘Hey D, wouldn’t it be cool if he just kicked into Selena’s song’ and not even 30 seconds later I heard the intro to ‘Bidi Bid Bom Bom’ and I was like ‘what?’”

Wahlberg took to Instagram to reflect on the special moment with a photo of himself hugging Suzette.

“When you play a concert in Corpus Christi Texas and you do a tribute to an angel — Selena — without even knowing that her wonderful sister Suzette @suzettesyld — an angel herself — is standing in the front row,” Wahlberg wrote in a post on Instagram. “Then you see her in the front row and time literally stops! I am so humbled by this moment. So blessed to have been a part of this moment. So overwhelmed to see the love and respect that this amazing family rightfully gets in their hometown! Much love and respect to A.B. and Suzette! #RIPSelena”

Fans took to social media to show their appreciation for the tribute.

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It’s become somewhat of a rite of passage for artists to pay tribute to Selena when coming through Corpus Christi. NKOTB did the Queen of Tejano music justice with their tribute and fans appreciated the sentiment.

Social media is proof you can’t please everyone as some weren’t too fond of the tribute.

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This fan defended the group’s Selena tribute and pointed out they weren’t doing the cover for anything but appreciation. You can’t please everyone that’s a given when it comes to covering a legend like Selena.

It’s not every day you see a Selena tribute in her hometown. It’s a moment many wish they were a part of.

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The duo was at their height at the same time Selena first burst onto the scene in the ’90s. So having a tribute like this was personal to them and fans who probably grew up listening to both.

Many fans wished they got to see this tribute in person and who can blame them. It’s safe to say this won’t be the last Selena tribute we see in her hometown. Let’s just hope it’s done in good taste and justice to the Queen.

READ: Kacey Musgraves ‘Princess Of Selena Dedications’ Takes A Shot Of Tequila In A Glass Slipper Onstage

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Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Just Shaded Cardi B For Using ‘Big Cat Pimps’ For ‘WAP’ Video —”people won’t even see the cats because it is so sexually explicit”

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Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Just Shaded Cardi B For Using ‘Big Cat Pimps’ For ‘WAP’ Video —”people won’t even see the cats because it is so sexually explicit”

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Just about everyone has something to say about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s steamy “WAP” music video. The project, which dropped last week, has gained all kinds of attention and feelings. From thoughts about Kylie Jenner’s appearance to viewpoints on the outfits, just about everyone has drawn their own conclusions about “WAP”. We just weren’t expecting “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin to be one of them.

That’s right Tiger King’s Carole Baskin has seen “WAP” and the big-cat rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue ain’t happy.

When it comes to the trending music video, you can color Baskin unimpressed.

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The video, which features cameos from Kylie Jenner, Normani, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, Rosalía, and Mulatto, has a big cat and a few snakes to boot.

“My guess is that most people won’t even see the photoshopped cats in the scenes because the rest of it is so sexually explicit,” Baskin said of the video in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “I was happy to see that it does appear to all be photoshopped. It didn’t look like the cats were really in the rooms with the singers.”

Despite this, Baskin says she’s not happy with Cardi or Megan’s decision to feature wild animals.

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A big cat is featured in the “WAP” music video alongside Kylie Jenner as she walks down a long hallway and notices it watching her from behind an open door.

“That being said, you have to pose a wildcat in front of a green screen to get that image and that doesn’t happen in the wild,” Baskin explained. “It can happen in sanctuaries like ours where cats have plenty of room to avoid a green screen (or would shred it if offered access and could die from ingesting it).”

Baskin went onto point out that they “probably dealt with one of the big cat pimps, probably even one of the ones shown in Tiger King, Murder, Mayhem and Madness, who make a living from beating, shocking and starving cats to make them stand on cue in front of a green screen in a studio. That’s never good for the cat.”

But Baskin says her big concern is that the WAP video will encourage other artists to use big cats in their own work.

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“That makes every follower of these artists, who doesn’t know better, want to imitate by doing the same,” she continued. “After tigers are too old for pay to play sessions by people like Joe Exotic, Bhagavan ‘Doc’ Antle, Marc McCarthy, Mario Tabraue and others, they become a liability instead of an asset.”

“While I think most [big cats] are destroyed behind closed gates at that point, some end up being given away to people who want to have a tiger to show off,” she added. “That never works out and the cats either die or end up dumped in sanctuaries or worse yet, breeding mills. There have been some accounts of tigers just being turned loose on communities when they no longer served as ego props. No matter how you cut it, it’s always abusive to the cat and dangerous to the public.”

Speaking about her decision to feature other artists and women in “WAP” Cardi told New Music Daily on Apple Music that she was eager to show that women can support other women.

“I feel like people be wanting to put female artists against each other. … You know what I’m saying?” Cardi explained. “Every single time I feel like there’s a female artist that’s coming up … I always see like little slick comments like, ‘Oh, they taking over your spot. They taking over this. They taking over that.’ And it just makes me feel like, damn, why it had to be like that? Because I actually like shorty music a lot. Why does it even have to be like that?”

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A Video On Social Media Has Everyone Assuming That Bad Bunny Is Now Engaged

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A Video On Social Media Has Everyone Assuming That Bad Bunny Is Now Engaged

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Social media is a great way to spread your news. It seems like Bad Bunny might secretly be trying to spread some special news. A video on his girlfriend’s Instagram has everyone speculating that the Puerto Rican artist is now engaged.

It’s amazing how one video can send people into a series of tailspins.

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It seems like a woman innocently sipping a smoothie and enjoying her day. However, if you look closely, you will see that the young woman is actually wearing a ring on an important finger.

The news is spreading fast all over social media.

Nothing has been confirmed but social media works as good as a small-town rumor mill. As soon as one person sees it, everyone has to know about it. Like, it can never just be a little secret for people hold among themselves. Twitter is the land of snap reactions and unfounded claims.

The rumor has already started breaking hearts across the internet.

Honestly, the best part about celebrities is believing that you can one day be their boo. Now, with this cryptic video, it is clear that Bad Bunny’s heart is being permanently taken away from us.

Some folks are just mad.

Like, calm down. It is literally not a big deal because of the likelihood of finding and marrying a celebrity is pretty low. Hollywood has spent too much time trying to get us to believe that that was so possible.

Some people are happy for the young woman finding happiness.

Nothing wrong with celebrating someone who is winning at life. If you were engaged to Bad Bunny, you’d be happy too.

READ: Fans Are Worried After Bad Bunny Was Rushed To Hospital For Emergency Surgery

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