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U.S. Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Had The Most Fun At The VMAs

U.S. Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez attended this year’s MTV Video Music Awards along with three of her history making teammates: Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian. Gabby Douglas wasn’t able to attend as she was recovering from a pretty serious infection. Despite the missing teammate, Hernandez seemed to have the time of her life and her social media accounts are filled with her memories of the night. Like when she got to hug Beyoncé after presenting her with the Best Female Video award.

Hernandez, Biles, Raisman and Kocian were on hand to present the “Best Female Video.” Of the four, it is pretty clear that Laurie Hernandez is the most excited to be at the VMAs.

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Just look at the huge smile and excited eyes we have all come to know and love. So proud of you, Hernandez!

She spent the night getting as many selfies as she possibly could. Here’s her pseudo-duet with Desiigner.

Panda. Panda. Panda.

And Kanye West.

Look at Kanye almost cracking a smile.

She and her teammates also met Kim Kardashian.

Thank you Dream Dresses for my beautiful dress, and Monika Krol for tailoring the dress perfectly! (We met Kim too!?❤️)

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Here’s another angle of Laurie’s selfie fest.

I love Kanye more than Kanye loves Kanye

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But the best moment of the night was when she met Beyoncé, who won the “Best Female Video” award.

Just look at her face. Total shock and admiration.

Let’s check out that post-Beyoncé hug face again.

#AdorableAF

She even tweeted about it, obvi.

HOW SHOOK ARE YOU, LAURIE?!

I. Con. Ic!

Like, legit. Hernandez seems to have had the best time at the VMAs than anyone else in attendance.

Yayyyyy we finally got to see you!:) #Overnight

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Why is she so damn cute?

And the best part? She brought her family along.

Here's to the day 1's❤️

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READ: This Is Why Laurie Hernandez Means So Much To Latinas

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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Latin music is something we all grew up with. Our parents raised us on the voices of Celia Cruz and Vicente Fernandez. We cleaned the house and entertained ourselves on road trips to these artists and they are ingrained in our DNA. Billboard recently released a list of the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some are undoubtedly iconic and others just aren’t Latin music.

Billboard dropped their list for the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some of them are truly classics.

Amor Prohibido” by Selena, “Guantanamera” by Celia Cruz, “El Rey” by Vicente Fernandez, and “El dia que me quieras” by Luis Miguel are just a few of the songs on the list that deserve all the praise. They are songs that transport us to our childhoods and cherished family memories.

The list also includes some newer songs that have rocked out adult worlds. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, “Mi Gente” by J Balvin, “El Farsante” by Ozuna, and “Tusa” by Karol G and Nicki Minaj all made the list. Not only do these songs speak to the Latino audience, they have been able to go mainstream sharing our musical culture with the world. That’s something to admire and respect because it gives our community representation like never before.

The list has proven to be just want some people have been asking for.

Tbh, this would make a pretty amazing road trip playlist if you need to pass the time. Nothing like a mix of Latin music songs playing along to give you a big, inclusive sabor of Latin America through music. A little be of Mexico and a little bit of Puerto Rico mixed in with a little bit of Colombia is pure joy and magic.

However, a lot of people are questioning the list’s inclusion of Spanish artists.

The list has various artists who are not Latino, but Spanish. There seems to be an unspoken rule in the music industry that music in Spanish is automatically Latin music. Fans have long been arguing against the industry’s blanket label of Spanish-language music automatically being considered Latin music.

Rosalía, who has arguably become the face of the debate, is listed as having one of the best Latin music songs of all time.

While Rosalía does make some good music, there is a real push to make sure the artists of Latin American roots are uplifted in Latin music. There is nothing wrong with including Rosalía in your Spanish-language playlists but Latin music fans want the distinction made that some artists aren’t Latino.

You can check out the rest of the Billboard list here.

READ: Vogue México Put A Spanish Music Artist On Their Cover And Called Her Latina And Latinos Almost Set Twitter On Fire

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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Turns out Lil Nas X has more than just country rap up his sleeve. The 21-year-old “Old Town Road” rapper has a penchant for literature too.

On Tuesday, the rapper revealed that he’s written a children’s book called C Is for Country.

“I’m dropping the best kids’ book of all time soon!” the rapper shared in a Tweet earlier this week before adding that he couldn’t “wait to share it” with his fans and young readers.

Nas’s children’s book is being published under Random House Kids, a division of Penguin Random House. It is currently available for preorder on their site.

According to the Random House Kids’ website, the book is a story about Lil Nas X and Panini the pony.

“Join superstar Lil Nas X—who boasts the longest-running #1 song in history—and Panini the pony on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown. Experience wide-open pastures, farm animals, guitar music, cowboy hats, and all things country in this debut picture book that’s perfect for music lovers learning their ABCs and for anyone who loves Nas’s signature genre-blending style,” Random House describes in its explanation.

The book is illustrated by Theodore Taylor III and promises “plenty of hidden surprises for Nas’ biggest fans.”

C Is for County comes out Jan. 5.

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