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People Are Shook After Watching Residente And Rocky The Kid Argue About Domestic Violence

Did someone say machísmo is dead? During a radio bit, Residente and Rocky the Kid set out to discuss domestic violence against women, and as the conversation moved to social media, it devolved into threats of physical violence against each other. Brace yourselves. During a “Things You Didn’t Know” segment on Spanish radio program “El Despelote,” radio hosts Angelique “Burbu” Burgos and Roque “Rocky the Kid” José Gallart brought up a fun fact: The United Nations made Nov. 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Of course, this topic may feel close to home given that as many as 70 percent of women have experienced physical or sexual violence. To levy the heavy topic, Burbu asked her fellow radio hosts if they knew why the feminist movement identifies with the color purple.

They all said it was because of the color represents the color bruises leave on physically abused women, according to Primera Hora. Burbu clarified that it was because of the color blend of pink and blue, to signify equal rights.

Social media astrologer and influencer Mariela “Mela” Pabón sounded the alarms in a now-deleted tweet.

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In the tweet, she called Rocky the Kid a “charlatán,” and called on the stars (in the sky) to “conspire so that this country has a future without you on the radio and television.” The tweet went viral, and it wasn’t until hours later that she realized Rocky the Kid wasn’t the first to say the feminist movement was represented by the color of a bruise. It was fellow radio host El Giga. She deleted the tweet and followed up with an apology tweet. 

Dear ones, I deleted the tweet because I want to be responsible with information,” she later tweeted in Spanish. “I listened to the complete audio and it is heard that it was not Rocky, but Giga who says it and the others speak that they thought the same. I heard it out of context and it is obvious that if heard alone, it shocks.” She went on to emphasize that, “we are in critical moments regarding gender violence in PR and these issues are sensitive. I will always denounce machismo wherever it comes from, but dialogue is also necessary to understand these issues. Therefore, I apologize.”

Still, her initial tweet set off a wave of angry responses, including from Residente.

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While Residente responded to her initial, now-deleted tweet, he continued the conversation online to tweet, “What is scary is not the comment [about the bruises] but the people who defend the insensitivity in it. Normalizing this behavior encourages violence against women to be natural. You have to be an animal not to understand this!”

Later, he would take to Instagram to share an IGTV rant on the topic while the information was still not clarified. In the IGTV video, he passionately denounced Rocky The Kid (though later we learn that it was El Giga who thought up the bruise correlation), and called on the SBS radio station to take action. Residente captioned the video “Today we recognize the day against the violence done to women. my message is clear, we do not want more violence done by men to women. I’m sure that a network like SBS will do the right thing.”

Rocky the Kid responded to Residente’s passionate plea by calling him a “dangerous” person and accusing him of being an abuser.

CREDIT: @YEYOPR_ / TWITTER

You still with me on this novela? This is supposed to be about women, and here we are talking about men. Rocky the Kid had beef that Residente didn’t pull a Mela and take back his comments against Rocky the Kid. So, the next day, Rocky the Kid had his daily radio platform and used it to call Residente an impulsive, “even dangerous” person, claiming that Residente even has the “face of an abuser.” Rocky even threatened physical violence, “You’re going to slap me, but you’ll lose your nose.” Que que? Machísmo is alive and well, mi gente. Residente responded to say, “Stop defending these brutes and get yours. Imagine that your mother or grandmothers went through this and understand that you can not allow such comments.”

El Giga has not tweeted any response. Mela, however, tweeted, “I still think that the media are full of macharranerías and hope that this yields more responsible conversations of this topic in public forums. I will do the same to corroborate the info well before reacting impulsively.” She later screenshotted her tweets to her Instagram story to tell her followers that this was the last she will speak of it.

READ: Residente Was On ‘The Daily Show’ And It Was Incredible

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

Through the power of TikTok, telepatia kali uchis is going to the top. The Colombian-American singer is sitting comfortably in the top 10 of Spotify’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. thanks to a TikTok trend.

This isn’t the first time that TikTok brought new fame to songs.

TikTok has proven to be quite the catalyst for today’s top hits. The app assisted in getting Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” to the top of Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it remains. TikTok also reinvigorated interest in Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” last year thanks to Doggface’s viral video. Now Uchis is getting her long overdue shine with “Telepatía.”

“Telepatía” is becoming a global hit thanks to the same phenomenon.

At No. 7 on the Spotify U.S. chart, “Telepatía” is the highest-charting Latin song in the country. Bad Bunny’s “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez is the next closest Latin song at No. 14. “Telepatía” is also making waves across the globe where the song is charting on Spotify’s Viral Charts in 66 countries and in the Top Songs Charts of 32 countries.

There’s also plenty of “Telepatía” memes.

Uchis is turning the viral song’s success into strong sales and streaming. On this week’s Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, “Telepatía” debuts at No. 10, marking her first top 10 hit on the chart. There are also memes circulating on other social media apps that are contributing to the song’s virality.

“Telepatía” is one of the key cuts on Uchis’ debut Latin album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios). It’s the best example of her translating that alternative soul music that she’s known for into Spanish. The song is notably in Spanglish as Uchis sings about keeping a love connection alive from a distance. It’s timely considering this era of social distancing that we’re in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uchis is currently nominated for a Grammy Award. She’s up for Best Dance Recording for her feature on Kaytranada’s “10%” song.

Read: You Have To Hear Kali Uchis Slay This Classic Latino Song

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Kehlani Dresses as Both Prom King and Queen on Cover of ‘Playboy’, Talks Feeling Comfortable in Both Gender Roles

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Kehlani Dresses as Both Prom King and Queen on Cover of ‘Playboy’, Talks Feeling Comfortable in Both Gender Roles

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Kehlani has long been open about the fluid nature of her gender expression. That’s why it’s exciting that the R&B star is experimenting with different facets of her personality on the most recent cover of Playboy.

In a bold move, Kehlani appears on Playboy‘s latest cover dressed in both (traditionally) women and (traditionally) men’s clothing.

And as if one Kehlani isn’t exciting enough, the magazine cover treats us to two versions of this Oakland native. On the left side of the magazine, Kehlani is dressed up as a Prom Queen, complete with a resplendent gown and a tiara. On the cover’s right side, Kehlani is dressed in Prom King drag: her tie undone, her collar open, her crown askew.

She shared the picture to her personal Instagram page with the cheeky caption: “I always wanted to date me.”

In the accompanying interview, Kehlani talks about gender identity and expression, motherhood, and owning her sexuality.

When Kehlani was asked how she defines masculinity and femininity, Kehlani got refreshingly candid. “I’ve discovered that I’ve run from a lot of femininity,” she admitted. “I was way more comfortable in a more masculine space. I feel more masculine when I am in my stillness and I’m grounded in a quiet, contemplative mode.”

She then explained that she feels “most feminine” when she’s “being the mother of my house.” (Kehlani had a baby girl named Adeya Nomi in 2019). She also explained that she “feels her femininity” when she ‘s indulging in self-care, like soaking in a flower-filled bath, or doing a hair mask.

“My femininity makes me feel soft and gentle and tender and careful in a different way than my masculinity makes me feel,” she said. “I’m trying not to let it fall into the gender norms of feminine and masculine, but for me it does a tiny bit. But I also am very fluid in both of those settings.”

Kehlani has always been open about her fluid sexuality and gender identity.

In 2018, she tweeted: “Not bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non-binary people, intersex people, trans people”.

But of course, haters on the internet accused her of “queer-baiting”–that is, pretending she’s queer to get more LGBT fans and attract attention. In an interview with The Guardian last year, she revealed why the accusation frustrates her.

“I’ve had girlfriends in front of people’s faces, right under their noses, and they weren’t famous and so nobody cared to make it public,” she said. “So they automatically assume that I must like men more than women.”

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