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This Music Video Battles Against A Latino Tradition That Almost Every Woman Has To Deal With

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Becky G’s single, “Todo Cambio,” shows us a part of the Latino culture that many families tend to overemphasize, and that is: marriage. The older you get, the more your family members seem to bring it up in conversations – from little comments like, “y el novio?” to “with that attitude you’re never going to get married.” It’s almost as if you should feel guilty for being single. But Becky G is reminding us that self-love comes first.

Here are three messages in Becky G’s track “Todo Cambio”:

1. Never settle for anything if you’re not truly happy.

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In many families being single when you’re in your twenties is often looked down upon because it goes against tradition and can be considered selfish. (How dare you not give your mom grandchildren when you’re juggling school a career and many other things, right?! ?) And that is exactly what this music video is challenging.

Becky G accepts her boyfriend’s because she sees how ecstatic her parents are when her boyfriend pops the question.

2. Don’t be afraid to go against your family’s wishes and expectations, even if it disappoints them.

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Even in real life Becky G knows the importance of family. We see how close she is with her family and how much they mean to her.

Still in this video, she messages the importance of making yourself happy before anything else – even if it means not following the exact plans your family had for you.

3. Just do you, boo. ?

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Remember that it’s fine to date around, have fun, follow your passion, and not feel obligated to settling down and getting married.

Yes, it might come as a huge culture shock to your family, but if they want you to be happy, they will support you.

Check out the full music video below:


Get it Beckyyyy! ??


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Becky G Talked About Being A Proud Mexicana And How ‘Dehumanizing’ U.S. Current Policies Are For Immigrants

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Becky G Talked About Being A Proud Mexicana And How ‘Dehumanizing’ U.S. Current Policies Are For Immigrants

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Immigration is a subject that is so personal to members of the Latinidad. Even when it’s not making the daily news, the conversation around immigration is deeply prominent in our communities and homes. However, since the current administration has made immigration and deportation the main focus of their policies, it has been a constant topic discussed in homes across the world. Immigration has become THE American issue. 

Seeing the separation of families, the detention of men, women, children and babies and the conditions they are forced to live in hurts. It’s stressful to see that level of human suffering. When we learn of new deaths coming out of ICE detention centers, we grieve the loss as if we’re mourning for our family. So far, our calls to abolish ICE, reunify families and release migrants have gone unanswered. 

Altogether, the immigration crisis feels utterly degrading and dismal.

We aren’t the only ones who are feeling this way and, now singer Beck G is sharing her feelings about the hopelessness of the current migration situation. 

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Recently the singer spoke with HOLA! USA and opened up about her connection to her Mexican culture and what it meant to be a second-generation Latina in a world that is so full of anti-immigrant policies. 

“I’ve always considered myself Latina,” Becky G claimed. “I’m 100 percent proud to be from Los Angeles, but I’m also 100 percent proud to be ‘Mexicana de corazón, de sangre.’ My grandparents have always made it a priority for us to be aware of our culture, our morals, our traditions.” 

Those strong ties to her Latinidad have made her very aware of the problems impacting our community — especially the issue of immigration. 

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Like many of us, Becky G is familiar with the travesty that is happening at our southern borders. She knows the helplessness and the anger we feel when we see proof of injustices inflicted on imprisoned migrants. Despite this, the singer says the Latinx community has to continue to push against ICE’s dehumanizing policies and mistreatment.  

“Some people think there’s only so much we can do,” Becky G explained to HOLA! USA. “But we have to keep pushing, keep raising awareness and keep talking about it. If not, it’s going to become normalized that there are children dying while basically being held captive, mistreated, not being taken care of properly — separated from their families. Separating families, children taking care of children, babies not having their diapers changed, people without proper food or places to sleep… to me, that’s so dehumanizing.”

The songstress went on to speak about the unity she grew up experiencing and how that togetherness helped in times of crisis. 

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Like many Latinos, Becky G grew up with a big, extended family. The unity between the family members helped make life easier and more full, especially when her family experienced a dilemma of there own. 

“In our family, we are so united; we are so supportive,” the singer shared. “Where one person eats, 20 can eat. Where one person can sleep, 20 can sleep. And as funny as it sounds, it’s actually very beautiful because when I was 9 years old we lost our home, and we went from house to house, from family member to family member to live there. Sharing is a big part of our culture.”

It’s this unity — a beautiful element of our culture — that we need to draw from now in order to show up for the immigrants both in our communities and in detention.

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After a weekend of mass murder, where our communities were purposely targeted, it’s easy to feel defeated, hurt and scared. Fear-mongering has turned to violence and violence has turned to death. However, we cannot allow the focused hate aimed at Latinx communities to prevent us from fighting for each other.  

The only way our community is going to survive this grotesque period in US history is if we stay true to who we are. In moments like these, kindness, togetherness and unity are necessary for us to move forward. Just like Beck G, we should be amplifying the voices and experiences of those directly harmed by these racist policies. We have to rally and use our combined strength — the strength of the Latinidad — to vote, protest and fight until our detained family has been freed. We must remember that we’ll always be stronger together.

Becky G Wants You To Know That Despite The Pressure To Get Engaged, Her And Her Boyfriend Are Taking Things At Their Own Pace

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Becky G Wants You To Know That Despite The Pressure To Get Engaged, Her And Her Boyfriend Are Taking Things At Their Own Pace

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Becky G doesn’t plan on walking down the aisle anytime soon, and that’s because she’s embracing every step of her relationship journey.

The ‘Sin Pijama’ singer recently sat down with Entertainment Tonight and spilled all the tea on her hot soccer star boyfriend, Sebastian Lletget, and why the two are in no rush to say “I do.”

Even though they’re feeling the pressure Becky G wants us all to know not to expect any wedding bells anytime soon.

The power couple, like pretty much every long term Latino couple out there, admits to feeling the pressure from family and friends. But she told ET, “Everybody has their own timing.” She added: “I think we have such a great dynamic that is only bound for great things, but at our own time.

Amen girl.

Of course, like every couple, they’re feeling the pressure.

“As far as pressure, we do really well,” she continued. “We laugh about it, and obviously we’re not wasting our time here. We know we want to be together. But, you know, I feel like you have to enjoy every step, every process of it all.”

And there is nothing wrong with enjoying each moment of your relationship without rushing into things just because society, or your friends, or your family expect it of you. Each relationship is different and it’s great that Becky G and her boyfriend seem to have such a great understanding of what their relationship needs right now.

The couple first met while Becky G was a Power Ranger.

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Becky and Sebastian, who started dating in June 2016, share plenty of goals and hobbies, including a love of working out. According to Entertainment Tonight, the two hit the gym together often but that wasn’t always the case.

Becky G told ET, “It’s so funny to think of how far we’ve come together.” “When I first met him I was doing Power Rangers and I was training a lot, but I was also not living a healthy life outside of what was expected of me to be training, you know? Dieting-wise, I was just not being kind to my own self.”

“I remember looking at him, waking up early for training, and being very good about what he puts into his body to continue that standard,” she continued. “I was like, ‘Man, I really wanna raise my standard,’ and then we went to the gym together and I hated it. I wanted to cry because I felt embarrassed; my technique wasn’t as good as his. He would give me a note that could be taken as encouraging, but instead, I was like, ‘You’re just judging me!'”

Despite their long history together, the two aren’t immune to pressure and rumors regarding their relationship.

Yesterday, a popular tabloid reported that the two had been shopping for engagement rings which sent Twitter into a frenzy.

“So many people would flip but if the couple at some point announced they were engaged I’d be happy,” tweeted one fan. “They’re so cute!”. Many other fans were crushed because they hoped to marry her…

Pretty much all of Twitter though is left wondering what’s the hold up when your boyfriend looks like this.

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Well people, like Becky G said, “Everybody has their own timing.”

And together they look happier than many even believe is possible.

These two are proving that true love is possible and we want in on it.

READ: With All Due Respect To Our Queen Becky G, We Can’t Stop Thirsting Over Her Man Sebastian Lletget

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