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8 Non-Latinos Who Are Just As Obsessed With Selena As We Are

Selena Quintanilla was crowned the Queen of Tex-Mex, but you don’t have to be Tejano or Mexicano to be her fan. These non-Latino celebs are just as obsessed with her because Selena, duh.

1. Drizzy Drake

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We know the Canadian rapper loves Latino culture. He’s even paid tribute to Selena several times. In 2015, 20 years after her death, he wore an airbrushed shirt with singer’s face on it and posted the picture on Instagram. “They’ll be talkin’ ’til I meet Selena,” he captioned.

He wore another shirt of the Tex-Mex queen during one of his concerts.

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He brought it back in black during a concert in Brisbane.

2. Big Sean

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Big Sean wears shirts with musicians he’s very passionate about, from Sadé to N.W.A to… Selena. Yeah, this one might not be like the others, but as he said to Billboard, “Selena’s a legend. She did it big; she was the first.” Of course we agree.

3. Kylie Jenner

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King Kylie got a ton of backlash when she wore this shirt to Universal Studios Orlando with her boyfriend Tyga. We say, anyone who shows Selena some love is cool with us. ❤️

4. Lady Gaga

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Mama Monster posted on social media a picture of her favorite shirt. She wrote “Leaving for Korea in less than a week!!!! Wearing my favorite t shirt today. It might be the raddest ever.” We agree… and speaking of, how rad would a Gaga / Selena remix be?

5. Beyoncé

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Queen Bey actually got to MEET the Queen of Tejano when she was a teenager, but with just enough time to say “hello.” Jealous! Being from Texas herself, Beyoncé grew up listening Selena’s music. “I heard her on the radio and I think listening to her album, even though I didn’t know exactly what she was saying, it helped me in the studio with my pronunciation,” said Miss Sasha Fierce during an interview with MTV Tres.

6. Katy Perry

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During a press junket this California Gurl spoke out about how much Selena has influenced her music career. “Someone asked me, ‘What did you think of when you were a little girl relating to the Grammy’s?’ I said, ‘I remember Selena! That’s all I remember! I remember that dress. I remember the whole movie about her… and I wanted to be in that world.” Possibly the cutest thing she’s ever said.

7. Meghan Trainor

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The “All About That Bass” singer confessed during an interview with ET that Selena played a huge role in her singing career. “‘Selena’ the movie was the reason I wanted to become a singer,” she said. We still dream of becoming singers ourselves, so, same Meghan.

8. Whitney Houston

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In 1999, the singer talked with the greatest admiration about Selena’s many accomplishments. “What Selena did in the English market was brilliant,” said Houston during an interview with New York Daily News. We think English and Spanish market.

WATCH: Drake dancing to Selena’s Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

How would you pay tribute to the memory of Selena? Leave a comment below. 

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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, Kali Uchis is taking her song “Telepatía” 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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