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The Hoops, Cleavage and Exaggerated Accent. Was Becky G’s Role on “Empire” Too Stereotypical Latina?

Literally EVERYONE was counting down the days for Becky G’s episode to air on Empire.

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Because who doesn’t love Becky G and who doesn’t love Empire? 

The hype was mad real.

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Because Becky G’s such an amazing performer on stage, expectations were high.

Tonight was fun

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She’s like a mini J.Lo.


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But TBH, the episode kinda had us like…

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Her character, Valentina Galindo, is an aspiring singer who is willing to do anything to make it big time.

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How many times have we seen Latinas using their sexuality to get to a better place? Ugh.

Yes, she’s that cliché, token Latina character who has sassy comments, hoop earrings, long hair and a lot of cleavage.

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And she does. Things get steamy?.

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She’s completely naked in a hot tub making out with Hakeem ?.

But, wait… She’s barely 18.

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And those naked make outs make us cringe since we love her like our baby cousin ?.


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It gets more disturbing when you hear her speak because her baby voice reminds us she’s super young.

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Yes, it’s like that.

And can we talk about that outfit? Becky G we love you, but the Jenny from the Block look isn’t your best.

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Basically, all of this is too much for us to handle?.

We know it’s just a character, but THIS is more like it.

#throwbackthursday

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Karol G, Bad Bunny, And Cardi B Lead AMA Nominations

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Karol G, Bad Bunny, And Cardi B Lead AMA Nominations

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The American Music Awards included three new categories to highlight Latin music stars. The nominations are officially out and here are the Latinos who are nominated for awards at the AMAs.

Cardi B

Not even a pandemic could keep Cardi B down. The rapper had an amazing year when it comes to her music career, especially with the release of “WAP.” Therefore, it should not be a surprise that Cardi B has been nominated for Collaboration of the Year for “WAP,” Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip Hop, and Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop for “WAP.”

Bad Bunny

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CONFIEN EN MI 🌜✨💫

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The Puerto Rican artist is one of the most beloved members of the Latin music world. He has been nominated for the most awards of all male Latin music artist with four nominations. Bad Bunny is up for Best Male Artist – Latin, Favorite Album – Latin for “Las que no iban de salir” and “YHLQMDLG,” and Favorite Latin Song for “Vete.”

J Balvin

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Los Angeles acá seguimos !! Pa Lante !!

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J Balvin will always be an important part of Latin music and the AMA nominations show why. The Colombian artist has been nominated for Favorite Male Artist – Latin and Favorite Song – Latin for “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life).”

Ozuna

Ozuna was the center of a controversial couple of years but his music career has always been strong. This year, he is going against Bad Bunny and J Balvin for Favorite Male Artist – Latin.

Becky G

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Hoy a las 3PM PT 😘 #NoDrama

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The Inglewood-native continues to slay with her incredible music. The AMAs have taken notice and the singer is up for Favorite Female Artist – Latin.

KAROL G

KAROL G is one musician that will definitely be around for a long time to come. The Colombian singer and songwriter has made a major name for herself and landed two AMA nominations. KAROL G is up for both Favorite Female Artist – Latin and Favorite Song – Latin for “Tusa.”

Rosalía

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There is a lot of controversy about Rosalía and her inclusion in Latin music. While she does sing in Spanish, people have an issue with her being considered Latin music. However, the AMAs nominated Rosalía for Favorite Female Artist – Latin.

Anuel AA

Anuel AA rounds out the list of nominees for the AMAs. The singer is nominated for Favorite Album – Latin for “Emmanuel.”

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Chiquis And Becky G Release Video For Spanish-Language Version Of Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’

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Chiquis And Becky G Release Video For Spanish-Language Version Of Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’

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Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is arguably one of the most iconic songs in American music. We have all heard bits and pieces of the song growing up because it is just that iconic. After almost 50 years, “Jolene” has another Spanish-language cover brought to us by Becky G and Chiquis.

Spanish-speaking country music fans have a new cover to celebrate.

Becky G and Chiquis have released the music video for their Spanish-language cover of the American classic song “Jolene.” Originally released by Dolly Parton in 1973, “Jolene” is one of those songs that have become a timeless classic of American music.

Country music is quickly becoming a favorite genre in the Latino community. There has been a 25 percent increase in Latino support of country music. When you consider how many Latinos live in the south in states like Texas, it kind of makes sense.

Rolling Stone magazine claimed that it was the first Spanish-language cover of the song.

The magazine got called out on Twitter after claiming that this was the first Spanish-language cover of “Jolene.” The cover by regional Mexican music divas Becky G and Chiquis is good but it is not the first.

The first Spanish-language cover of “Jolene” is by Las Chicas del Can.

The Dominican group recorded “Youlin” in 1985 and the merengue take on the song is really fun to listen to. The version from the girl group is a very different take and feel on the song as compared to Becky G and Chiquis. The two songs are very different and both are very fun to listen to.

Either way, fans of country and regional Mexican music are here for this.

The music video is an animated rollercoaster with Becky G and Chiquis playing tough mujeres doing their thing. The music video is set up like a comic book because we all know that the most amazing superhero stories are comic books. Tbh, these two looked perfect in their tough acting roles.

If you want to listen to the original “Jolene,” here it is.

Truly, this will probably remain one of the greatest American classics of all time.

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