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Chingo Bling Slows Things Down in an Acoustic Remix of ‘Hotline Bling’

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“Ahí les va una rolita pa’ todas las chavas…”

Have you listened to Chingo Bling’s Spanglish remix of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”? It’ll make make you laugh (and dance like an old tío during a quinceañera). Not in the mood to dance? He’s got you covered. Listen to the Tamale King’s unplugged cover of “Hotline Bling” and let his gentle vocals caress your body for a few minutes.

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Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Marie Gomez (born in Texas in 1992) has been in the public eye for as long as she can remember. She has been a role model for young girls as a singer and an actress and now is involved in more risqué films such as Spring Breakers, a delirious film by indie filmmaker Harmony Korine. Besides having a strong onscreen persona, Gomez has been in relationships with the likes of Justin Bieber, which of course turned the paparazzi attention and cameras to her. Suddenly, when she was barely a teenager her every move was being followed. Her life was sort of predestined to be great when she was named after the great late Selena Quintanilla. However, she has had to deal with divorce (her parents separated when she was five-years-old) and with weak health, as she was diagnosed with lupus, an auto-immune disease, which ultimately forced her to get a kidney transplant. She found strength in her mom. Gomez has said that her mother “was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me.” That must provide so much strength for a woman of barely 26 but who has gone through more in her lifetime than many 50-year-olds.

This must not be easy for anyone, even more so for a Latino woman. Gomez knows that she has a microphone and that she can get to other girls and women. “The older I get, the prouder I am to be a woman in the industry. When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don’t think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift. I want to make sure I utilize all that power,” the young Latina star told Into the GlossShe has used this position of privilege to raise awareness on mental health issues, including suicide prevention, both as a celebrity and as a producer. She is also a supporter of associations such as Make A Wish (which grants children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions), the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. 

Selena Gomez fights for friendships above anything else: girl power.

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Gomez values friendship and spreads the word. She has such loyal friends that one even donated a kidney when Gomez needed a transplant. She says: “People are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons”: Selena, we couldn’t agree more.

She gets politically enraged when it matters.

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Gomez knows that a lot of mental health issues concerning young women are related to the policing of their sexuality and reproductive rights. She gets political when she feels the need to, particularly with issues concerning the mental health and general wellbeing of young women like herself. 

She asks her fans to be strong, but to also look for help when needed.

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Her advice: “I’ve learned there’s power deep down inside yourself, and you can find it when you don’t give up on yourself and when you ask for help.” This is so real it hurts: even someone like her, who in the eyes of her fans might seem to have it all, needs to be humble and honest in reaching out to others when the world seems bleak. There is always someone who cares if you are OK. 

She stands up for migrants.

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Gomez doesn’t get political often, but when she does she always stands up for the minority communities. She has been a vocal advocate for migrant rights and the rights of women. She even wore a 1973 necklace as one of very few Latina celebs speaking up for abortion rights.

She even takes a stand from DACA recipients and Dreamers.

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She has used her social media accounts, which have followers in the millions, to call her fans to action. She is clearly showing the world that she does care and she is paying attention. 

She delivers a message of self-acceptance, which led her to produce 13 Reasons Why.

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Gomez’s mother, Amanda, had her when she was just 16, and then raised her by herself. She was also the one that gave Gomez the book on which the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why is based. The show was controversial because it spoke about mental health issues and suicide, topics that are fundamental to discuss with young vulnerable populations but that remain a taboo. However, Gomez’s message is optimistic. She has said: “I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful.” Preach! 

13 Reasons Why put mental health issues at the forefront of public media debate.

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“I get it all day, every day, that I’m not sexy enough, or I’m not cool enough, or if I did this I would be accepted… I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful. Please don’t forget that, even when it gets hard,” she said in an interview for the Huffington PostAnd this is exactly the message that she conveys in her project. Taking on Jay Asher’s literary world, she and the series creative team were able to show mental health and suicide from all possible angles. 

She takes fame with a grain of salt.

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She has been famous for a big portion of her life, but she knows that todo es pasajero, and that at the end who you are does not depend merely on adulation: “You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a ‘Like,’ by a comment. That does not define you.”

Body positivity is her mantra.

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“I feel very empowered and confident and comfortable with where I am. And I think it took me a long time to get there because, you know, the past year was so interesting because I’ve never been body-shamed before… I did gain weight, but I don’t care,” she said at On Air with Ryan SeacrestThis is a great, positive message for someone who is followed by millions of young women throughout the world, particularly in a day and age when standards of beauty are twisted and self-love is hard to achieve. 

She is an active advocate of girl power.

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Perhaps following the example of her mother, who basically raised her alone while holding down as many jobs as necessary to make ends meet, Gomez says: “I don’t want to become little or hurt or a victim. I want to be strong for girls…I just want them to know that there is an option of standing up for yourself.” Additionally, she was named a United Nations Ambassador in 2009, and in this role, she has worked particularly in empowering vulnerable children by helping provide clean water, education, and medical services. 

You learn from your mistakes.

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Perhaps most importantly, she knows that many see her as a role model and that this brings a huge deal of responsibility. “I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids,” she told E! Online.

READ: “13 Reasons Why” Does Much More Than Glorify Suicide, Selena Gomez Explained

Mariah Carey Says That She Considers Herself ‘Kind Of A Prude’ When It Comes To The Number Of Notches On Her Bed Post

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Mariah Carey Says That She Considers Herself ‘Kind Of A Prude’ When It Comes To The Number Of Notches On Her Bed Post

Mariah Carey’s latest interview is giving us so much good gossip that we honestly can’t contain our excitement. Carey, who loves a good magazine cover and good lighting, scored both of those as the August cover girl for Cosmopolitan magazine. The 49-year-old is perfectly done up on the cover wearing a tiara and a t-shirt with her face on it. Do you expect anything less? The shirt, by the way, is already for sale for only $25 bucks, so yeah get it.

While her cover is as flawless as you’d expect, what we’re most interested in is hearing all about her love affairs (or lack thereof).

Mariah Carey opened up about her most intimate affairs including that she’s only had five sexual partners.

Speaking with Cosmo Carey admitted that when it comes to her sexual experience, she actually hasn’t been with a lot of men. “I haven’t had that many, but there has been a variety pack,” she explained in the interview. “I’ve only been with five people in my life, so I’m kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field.”

Of course, while it may be surprising to hear the chanteuse suggest she could be a “prude,” we’re also well aware that when it comes to partner counts any goes! There isn’t a standard of how many people anyone should sleep with, regardless of age. Whether its five or five thousand, it’s not our business or place to judge.

What IS interesting however is that Carey has had some very high-profile boyfriends. So we can’t help but be curious about who exactly is on her list. Just a reminder: Eminem made a big stink out of his relationship with Carey… is he on the list?

Carey also disclosed a nightmarish marriage to music producer Tommy Mottola (who is now married to Thalia) that lasted eight years.

Carey caught the Sony Music boss’s eye when she was just a teen and had been picked up by his company after she’d put a demo tape together. Mottola, who has also worked with Celine Dion began to work with Carey and ultimately began a relationship with her beside a pretty massive age difference and her young age. Carey was just 24 years old when the two ultimately married.

“You might want to picture a child bride,” Carey told Cosmo of their relationship. “There was a conscious effort to keep me as this all-American, whatever that means, girl. It was very controlled. There was no ­freedom for me as a human being. It was almost like being a prisoner.”

According to the magazine, Mottola has said his relationship with Carey, and his treatment of her was “wrong and inappropriate.”

The couple divorced in 1998, five years after their divorce and in 2008, Carey married Nick ­Cannon with whom she had twins with and also later divorced. Carey was also recently engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer and is now reportedly dating her back up dancer Bryan Tanaka.

So, assuming Carey bedded all four men (Mottola, Cannon, Packer and Tanaka)…

Who is the fifth person she has slept with? We have an idea.

Okay, so Carey has been rumored to have dated Eric Benét and former Yankee  Derek Jeter, but she also dated Luis Miguel!! The two ended up being in a 3-year relationship with Spanish heartthrob singer Luis Miguel. The most exciting aspect of this courtship is that he didn’t speak English, and she didn’t speak Spanish. OMG! She said they could under each other on a more personal level. They did, after all, have a lot in common.

“The public and the media, whatever, will attack a relationship and make it into, you know, drive people crazy,” she said. “And it really takes someone really secure to be able to handle that kind of thing. So I’m really actually very happy in a relationship right now with someone who’s an entertainer, very big, Latin superstar. His name is Luis Miguel, and he’s great… He’s so secure with himself, with what he does, and you know even to the point where people are like, ‘Do an English album.’ He’s not doing an album in English, because he doesn’t need to. He’s not a follower. He doesn’t have to follow the trend of that right now. And he’s great because he understands this craziness of my life because he’s got the same thing. There’s very few people who you can be like, ‘OK, well, I’m about to go on stage right now and sing in front of 50,000 people, so I’ll call you back when I’m done.'”

Ugh! Why did these two have to break up?

Her interview also included a bit of shade toward other artists who sing their music but don’t necessarily write it.

“A lot of artists say they write, but they don’t really write. No offense to anybody. That’s just what I’ve seen,” she said, but who is she referring to? Well, at this point it’s probably 80 percent of the industry. That’s why Carey stands on legacy status.

Here’s what some people on social media had to say about this eye-opening interview.

Who can top Mariah as the best diva of all-time? No one.

She’s earned every ounce of respect.

Talent like hers cannot be replicated, which is why there’s no one else out there quite like her.

While she did spill some tea, she didn’t name names!

Yet, people still got mad.

About her five sexual partners…

Dang, Sara is cold! No reason to slut-shame.

We love that she’s so open, but how did this conversation come up in the interview anyway?

Her number is no one else’s business but her own.

From diva to challenge winner, she can do it all.

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