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Here’s The Video For Romeo Santos’ ‘Imitadora,’ Which Just Overtook ‘Despacito’ On The Billboard Latino Airplay Chart

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Bachata heartthrob and former Aventura frontman, Romeo Santos, dropped a music video recently for the first single off his new album, “Golden.” The song, “Imitadora,” has that “poon-toon-tin poon-toon-tin” bachata sound with a cool, suspenseful synthesizer throughout, giving a new feel to a classic vibe. The suspenseful sound matches well with the FBI-style interrogation that Santos is doing throughout the video with a woman we’re supposed to assume is the ‘Imitadora’ from the song’s title.

In a Rolling Stone article out this week, Santos spoke about how seriously he takes his acting, even if he can’t always dedicate all his time to it.

I’ve always loved acting, and I do respect the craft. I don’t want to be that guy que se inclina [that leans to it] because of my status as a musician. It takes a lot of practice and discipline, just like I’ve done it in the music business. If I don’t have anything going on with music, then I would like to do that, but right now I’m so focused on todo lo que hago musical [everything that I do musically]. I’ll tell you a story, at one point I was going to do a project in acting with Will and Jada [Pinkett Smith], which I know hit the media. And when I heard six or seven months, I was like, “Oh, my God, I would love to, but I got fans to feed.” I didn’t know how much of my time and work was needed. I did say that I would do it, but that it wasn’t the moment.

The project Santos is referring to with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith was a short-lived idea for a comedy pilot for ABC from back in 2011. Because of his dedication to his music, he couldn’t imagine being on a project that long. Also, can you imagine a comedy with Santos doing a sexy whisper the whole time? So nasty!

“Golden” was released on Santos’ birthday, July 21st, and in one week, “Imitadora” has taken the top spot over “Despacito” on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart.

Credit: Billboard Latin Airplay

And the music video for the song has over 20 million views in its first week. Although the song is moving up and overtaking ‘Despacito’ in terms of Latin Airplay, Santos says he’s still excited that “Despacito” has done as well as it has. On the song’s phenomenal success, Santos told Rolling Stone, “The Number One song in the world is a reggaetón called ‘Despacito’ and that’s beautiful.”

Yes it is, Romeo. Yes it is.


[H/T] Rollingstone

READ: For Anyone Who’s Fallen Out Of Love, Romeo Santos’ ‘Imitadora’ Is Too Real


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This Instagram Page Is Doing The Work To Identify And Expose The People Who Stormed The Capitol

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This Instagram Page Is Doing The Work To Identify And Expose The People Who Stormed The Capitol

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After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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