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Times Queen Bey Has Shown Support For Latinos

Beyoncé has been down with Latinos since she was a tiny dancer competing on Star Search. For that, and these reasons below, we’re declaring her an honorary Tejana✨?✨.

She Admitted She Wishes She Were Latina – Yes, Really

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Selena Influenced Her Music

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Growing up in Texas, it’s only natural that she too was obsessed with the Reina of Tex-Mex. She even performed at rodeos just like Selena.

Her Spanish Songs Are Just as Flawless as Her English Songs

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Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child got down to some flamenco when they performed “Quisiera Ser” with Alejandro Sanz at the 2002 Grammy Awards. ???

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She Has a Telenovela Theme Song

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Bey teamed up with Alejandro Fernández in 2007 to record “Amor Gitano” for Telemundo’s production El zorro, la Espada y la Rosa. It doesn’t get more Latino than a telenovela.

She Shakes Her Hips Like a Latina

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Almost immediately after releasing “Amor Gitano,” Beyoncé teamed up with Shakira for “Beautiful Liar,” where she rivaled Shakira’s hip-shaking moves.

She Waves the Mexican Flag with Pride

Husband Jay Z’s Got Mad Love for Latinos Too

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There are dozens of Latino references in Jay Z’s lyrics, but his love for the Latino culture doesn’t stop there. In 2012 he signed Shakira to his Roc Nation Management label to produce three albums, and later signed Puerto Rican receiver Victor Cruz to Roc Nation Sports Management in 2013. Plus, he’s obsess with cigarros cubanos.

Queen Bey Released an Album in Español

And She Takes Her Spanish Very Seriously

Her Besties are Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican

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She Loves Dancing Salsa and Merengue

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We’re Just Gonna Say it. She’s Tejana

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Beyoncé’s Daughter Blue Ivy Is Going To Narrate The ‘Hair Love’ Audiobook

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Beyoncé’s Daughter Blue Ivy Is Going To Narrate The ‘Hair Love’ Audiobook

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We’ve called her an entrepreneur, a singer, a BET Award winner and now we’re here to call her an audiobook narrator.

Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, has added “audiobook narrator” to her resume. Recently, the Hair Love author Matthew A. Cherry announced on Twitter and Instagram that the singer’s oldest daughter will narrate his children’s book’s new audio version.

With his announcement Cherry, shared a short clip of Blue’s voice, in which she introduced the book and herself.

Hair Love is being narrated by Blue Ivy Carter.

In the audio clip shared by Cherry, the young singer can be heard introducing the book. “Dreamscape presents Hair Love, by Matthew A. Cherry,” she says. “Narrated by Blue Ivy Carter.”

Hair Love is a story originally written by Matthew A. Cherry and published on May 2, 2019. Soon after its release, the book was turned into a short animated film won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at this year’s ceremony. Cherry worked as a writer and co-director of the short animated film which follows the story of a Black father who learns how to do his daughter’s hair while his wife is staying in a hospital.

“I liked the idea of something that was centered around a Black family, because so often you don’t see that in animation,” Cherry, a former professional football player, told the Los Angeles Times about his book.

In his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, Cherry said that he created Hair Love “we wanted to see more representation in animation — we wanted to normalize Black hair.”

Speaking about her daughter’s success, Beyoncé recently told British Vogue that she and her daughter love to share in each other’s accomplishments.

“When I tell her I’m proud of her, she tells me that she’s proud of me and that I’m doing a good job. It’s teeeeeew much sweetness,” Beyoncé said. “She melts my heart. I believe the best way to teach [my kids] is to be the example.”

In the interview, the singer shared that Blue Ivy’s birth was what actually inspired her to pursue the elevation of Black voices.

“From that point on, I truly understood my power, and motherhood has been my biggest inspiration. It became my mission to make sure she lived in a world where she feels truly seen and valued. I was also deeply inspired by my trip to South Africa with my family,” she explained.

The Hair Love audiobook is currently available now on Amazon.com.

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Kenyan-Mexican Actress Lupita Nyong’o Stars In Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ Trailer

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Kenyan-Mexican Actress Lupita Nyong’o Stars In Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ Trailer

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Beyoncé Knowles Carter is back to snatch your breath.

The “Homecoming” and “Lemonade” singer revealed she’s ready to drop her next visual experience. That’s right “Black Is King” is coming straight to you from Beyoncé on Disney+. Based on the music from The Lion King’s The Gift soundtrack, Beyoncé has promised a virtual album written, produced, and directed all by her.

The best part? It’s due to debut in just a few weeks on July 31, 2020.

According to a press release from Disney + the visual tells “a tale of a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love, and self-identity.”

“His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne,” Disney revealed.

“Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience,” the statement said. “The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.”

“These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power,” the statement proceeded. “Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.”

“A journey is a gift,” Beyoncé says in a teaser trailer released on her website over the weekend.

According to a report by Variety, Black Is King will feature Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and others.

Beyoncé’s latest news is all of the confirmation that we needed to know that she’s the queen of relieving our collective COVID-19 anxiety.

The announcement of her latest album comes just on the heels of her surprise drop of the single “Black Parade” on Juneteenth which served to benefit BeyGOOD’s Black Business Impact Fund. 

No doubt Beyoncé has every intention of spreading a whole lot of Black Pride this summer.

Beyoncé recently teased the release of her forthcoming film, Black Is King with a new trailer starring Lupita Nyong’o and Naomi Campbell.

According to Vanity Fair, Beyonce’s film Black Is King was shot in cities across the globe including South Africa, London, West Africa, New York, and Los Angeles. It also stars Black actors, activists, and musicians including Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, and Queen Bey’s husband Jay Z. All of them make quick appearances in the new trailer. Tina Knowles-Lawson, Pharrell Williams, and Aweng Ade-Chuol and Adut Akech also star.

Speaking about the film, in a post to her Instagram page, the artist explained that the film has taken on a new meaning in light of recent events.

 “The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey,” she wrote in the post. “We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy.”

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