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These Premios Lo Nuestro Winners Used Their Time To Put Trump On The Spot

Some of the biggest names in Latino music gathered yesterday for the 29th Premios Lo Nuestro awards. Of course, there were several great performances and glitzy outfits on the red carpet, but the real juicy part was the politically-charged, pro-Latino tone of the show. Several stars used their moment on camera to rally Latinos and let President Trump know exactly what they think of his administration.

Prince Royce spoke up for the immigrants in the crowd.


“I want to dedicate this prize to all immigrants,” said Prince Royce, who won Tropical Artist of the Year. “We are all immigrants, truly. To my family, my mom and my dad who are right over there.”

Romeo Santos spoke from his heart as he rallied Latinos with love.


“The only thing I would say to everyone is, please, in this world we need more love, more peace, less jealousy, less war,” Santos, who won the Excellence Award, told the crowd. “And we all deserve respect and equality for Latinos. That’s very important.”

You knew Jorge Ramos was going to come with some fire.


“I am an immigrant, like a lot of you. I am a proud Latino immigrant in the United States,” Ramos told the crowd. “You all know exactly what is happening here in the United States. There are a lot of people who do not want us here and they want to build a wall to separate us. But, you know what? This is also our country. Let me repeat that. Our country. Not theirs. It’s our country. And we are not going to leave. There are close to 70 million Latinos in the United States and, thanks to us, the United States eats, grows, and, as you’ve seen today, sings and dances. Therefore, when they attack us, we already know what we are going to do. We are not going to sit down. We will not be quiet. And we are not going to go. That’s what we are going to do.”

And people were feeling Ramos’ speech.


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J Balvin lent his voice to the growing political charge at Premios Lo Nuestro.


“I don’t think this is a bad time,” Balvin, winner of Male Artist of the Year, told the crowd. “I think it’s very a good time for Latinos to unite and show the world that we are really cool, that we are a beautiful generation and that we have strength.”

Carlos Vives directed his message to President Trump and he did not mince words.


“Mr. President, you want a greater America. A greater America is a united America,” said Vives, whose song “La Bicicleta” featuring Shakira won both Video of the Year and Tropical Song of the Year. “Mr. President, you have an historic opportunity. Unite us!”

Like most live shows, there were some technical issues — some people joked that Trump was trying to silence his critics — but the show went on.


READ: Every Latino Needs To Hear Marc Anthony’s Acceptance Speech Calling For Latino Unity

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Natti Natasha Revealed Her Surprise Pregnancy at Premio Lo Nuestro

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Natti Natasha Revealed Her Surprise Pregnancy at Premio Lo Nuestro

Natti Natasha is pregnant! In the biggest moment at the Premio Lo Nuestro awards on Feb. 18, the Dominican reggaetonera revealed her baby bump.

Natti Natasha pulled a Beyoncé.

Natasha pulled a page from Beyoncé’s book when she showed off her baby bump at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. She revealed her pregnancy during her debut performance of “Antes Que Salga El Sol.”

For the first time, Natasha sang “Antes Que Salga El Sol” with Dominican-American pop star Prince Royce. The two put on a whimsical performance of the love song in front of a giant painting. While Natasha was dancing to the song, she rubbed her baby bump to reveal her pregnancy. Prince Royce was all smiles when he announced her good news at the end of the performance.

Natasha also opened up about her struggles to get pregnant.

Natasha also won an award for Tropical Song of the Year for the “La Mejor Versión de Mi” remix with Romeo Santos. During her acceptance speech, Natti revealed the struggles that she had to overcome to get pregnant after doctors told her it wouldn’t happen. “Women, we are warriors,” she said in an empowering moment. Natasha also mentioned that she is six-months pregnant.

During the award show, Natasha was smitten while sitting by the side of her fiancé Raphy Pina. The two announced their engagement earlier this month in an Instagram post. Also in attendance was Spanish singer Fran Rozanno, who wrote his song “Ínedito” about the couple’s relationship. It was no coincidence that he introduced Natasha’s performance of “Antes Que Salga El Sol.”

Read: Natti Natasha Says ‘Yes!’ to Engagement with Raphy Pina

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Selena Gomez’s Fans Are Disappointed by Her Premio Lo Nuestro Debut

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Selena Gomez’s Fans Are Disappointed by Her Premio Lo Nuestro Debut

For Selena Gomez’s fans that were waiting for her to make her Premio Lo Nuestro debut, the final product was not what many of them expected. In what was a much-hyped moment of the awards show last night, the pop star appeared in a music video instead of delivering a performance.

Premio Lo Nuestro knew it had the viewership of Gomez’s fans.

Gomez’s performance, or “presentation,” was the most heavily-promoted ahead of the awards show that celebrates the best in Latin music. She was thought to be making her debut at Premio Lo Nuestro as a Latin music artist.

Premio Lo Nuestro knew that Gomez’s fans, the Selenators, were tuned in, so they saved her for the second last performance of the three-hour award show. Her special presentation was introduced by Latin boyband CNCO.

Her fans waited nearly three-hours… for a music video.

Instead of seeing Gomez hit the stage at the award show or appear in the pre-recorded virtual performance, her fans were treated to alternative shots of her “Baila Conmigo” music video. Even though featured artist Rauw Alejandro was there in-person, his part of the song was also footage from the music video.

After a night of impressive performances from artists like Daddy Yankee, Gloria Trevi, Ivy Queen, and Marc Anthony, seeing Gomez’s alternative music video of “Baila Conmigo” instead of a performance was a low point. This is not to say that the video was bad, but her fans were hoping for more from what was advertised as her Premio Lo Nuestro debut. A pre-recorded performance from home or the dance studio would’ve been better than this.

Gomez’s debut Latin EP Revelación will be released on March 13. She has so far previewed the hotly-anticipated EP with the singles “De Una Vez” and “Baila Conmigo.”

Read: Selena Gomez drops ‘Baila Conmigo’ Video with Rauw Alejandro, Reveals Latin EP Release Date

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