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This Old Interview with Selena’s Killer Will Probably Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Shortly after the murder of Selena Quintanilla-Perez in 1995, 20/20 interviewed Selena’s Killer, Yolanda Salvídar, the former Selena fan club president convicted of killing the Tejana singer. You won’t believe the things she says when speaking to reporters about that fateful night.

This interview was the first time that Yolanda Salvídar broke her silence about the night Selena died.

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 / Selena Forever Page / YouTube

As you may already know, Selena’s Killer was sentenced to life in prison with a possibility of parole after 30 years. But you may not know that her sentence required separation from the general population for fear of her safety from other prisoners.

“They made me out to be a monster,” Salvídar says at the beginning of the interview. “I just want to say, I did not kill Selena. It was an accident and my conscience is clear.”

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 / Selena Forever Page / YouTube

Selena’s Killer was working for Selena as the manager of her boutique and fan club when Selena and her father discovered forged checks made out to Yolanda Salvídar.

Salvídar claims that the two were close and that Selena even called her “mom” when they would talk on the phone.

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 / Selena Forever Page / YouTube

“I told her that I loved her like a daughter,” Salvídar says. “She would call me mom on the phone.” According to the report, Selena’s parents dispute that fact.

READ: Selena Quintanilla Victories in 2015

On March 9, 1993, Selena and her father confronted Salvídar about the checks and threatened to call authorities to report the crime.

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 / Selena Forever Page / YouTube

Selena’s father says in the interview that he believes that being confronted with the theft was what triggered Salvídar.

Four days later, Salvídar would purchase a gun and start making her way back to Corpus Christie, Texas.

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 / Selena Forever Page / YouTube

On March 31, 1995, Salvídar called Selena and asked her to meet at a Days Inn to talk.

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 / Selena Forever Page / YouTube

Salvídar claims that she tried to cut ties with Selena that night when she arrived at the motel and denied that Selena ever told her that she was being fired.

“It’s over Selena. I can’t work for you no more (sic). I can’t work for you no more,” Salvídar remembers telling Selena that night.

“She went down, she grabbed my feet, and told me not to leave her,” Salvídar says about that night.

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 / Selena Forever Page / YouTube

Then she told Selena to leave, pulled out a gun and put it to her head. Saldívar says she told Selena to leave or she would kill herself. Selena wanted to de-escalate the situation and tried closing the motel room door to talk, according to Salvídar.

READ: Selena’s Father Just Dropped an Unreleased Selena Song

“And when she was walking to the door, she was going at an angle,” Salvídar recalls of that night. “And I told her, ‘Don’t close the door.’ And in that instant, the gun went off.”

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 / Selena Forever Page / YouTube

Salvídar insists that she did not see any blood in the room when she shot Selena. As Selena ran to the front office of the motel, Salvídar left the room and went to her car, where a 9-hour stand off would begin. She says she left the room to find Selena.

Prosecutor Carlos Valdez, who worked on the case, said Selena bled to death while running away from the motel room and collapsed in the lobby.

Credit: Selena Forever Page / YouTube

Carlos Valdez pieced together the motive for the attack and says it was the financial theft and greed that led Selena’s Killer to shoot and kill Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

Watch the full interview below (warning: graphic images):

(Part 1)

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 Selena Forever Page / YouTube

(Part 2)

Credit: ABC News / 20/20 Selena Forever Page / YouTube

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

Part 2 of Netflix’s “Selena: The Series,” is currently streaming, which means fans of the late Tejano singer are getting a chance to learn more about her origin stories. In the second part of the series, fans can expect to see more of the icon’s tragically brief but beautifully successful life. The new episodes chronicle Selena Quintanilla’s rise as a superstar and will no doubt make fans of the singer feel a deep sense of love for her.

Particularly when it comes to one episode in particular!

Part 2’s episode 6, called “Lo Más Bello,” sees the lives of two superstars collide.

The endearing episode sees Selena, played by Christian Serratos, on a shopping trip to an outdoor mall with her mother and sister. It’s then that the young singer catches the eye of a young girl who is also with her mother and sister.

Perhaps it’s real seeing real, but in either case in this episode, the young girl stops to gaze at Selena. She’s star-struck. In the episode, the young girl’s mother asks who she’s looking at and the girl replies, “Selena, a famous singer. Be quiet!”

Knowing that her daughter is a singer herself, the mother encourages her to introduce herself. Of course, the young girl is too shy to say hello but she does wave.

When Selena walks away, the young girl’s mother reveals a fun twist when she says “Beyoncé Knowles, you better learn not to be afraid of people if you ever want to be famous too.”

Like we said…

Real recognizing real.

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While it might seem like the producers took creative liberty, it turns out they actually didn’t. And it makes sense. Fans of Selena and Beyoncé know that the two singers are Texan-icons.

In a recent interview for MTV Trés, Beyoncé revealed that she actually did see Selena, in the Galleria Mall in Houston. “I didn’t say much to Selena because I wasn’t a celebrity,” Beyoncé said in an interview for MTV Trés back in the day. “I just saw her and said hello and kept it moving. Definitely growing up in Texas 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.”

Fans of the Texan starlets might also remember how Beyonce, in a 2007 interview with People en Español, spoke about her love of Selena.

At the time, Beyoncée was celebrating her re-release of six Spanish-language tracks. “I listened to Selena all the time” she recalled at the time of the interview. “She’s close to me because of where I’m from.”

Both “Selena: The Series” Parts 1 and 2 are streaming right now on Netflix! Check them out!

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Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and More Artists You Didn’t Know That Were Inspired by Selena Quintanilla

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Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and More Artists You Didn’t Know That Were Inspired by Selena Quintanilla

Most of us know the Latin artists that have been inspired by La Reina del Tex-Mex, Selena Quintanilla, like Becky G, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, etc. However, perhaps you didn’t know that Mother Monster aka Lady Gaga was inspired by Selena or that fellow Texan, Beyoncé, not only met Selena but also grew up listening to her on the radio. Here’s a list of 8 artists you probably didn’t know that also loved Selena.

Lady Gaga

For The Daily Telegraph, the Rain on Me singer was quoted saying that she was inspired by Selena’s bustiers for her concert outfits, as well as her career. Lady Gaga also tweeted back in the day that a Selena shirt was one of her favorites.

Whitney Houston

During a 1999 New York Daily News interview, the late singer Whitney Houston mentioned that she was inspired by Selena Quintanilla: “What she did in the English market was brilliant”.

Beyoncé

Queen Bey loved her fellow Texan, Selena. On one occasion during an MTV Tr3s interview, Beyoncé talked about meeting Selena at the Galleria Mall in Houston. She also mentioned how she would listen to Selena on the radio and even though she didn’t speak Spanish, listening to Selena helped her with her pronunciation.

Meghan Trainor

The All About That Bass singer told Entertainment Tonight that when she met Jennifer Lopez, she said: “Selena the movie was the reason I wanted to become a singer”.

Ashlee Simpson

American singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson told MTV TR3s during an interview that she had always been a fan of Selena and that “Dreaming of You” was her favorite song.

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Solange Knowles

Texas native, Solange Knowles covered “I Could Fall In Love With You” during her 2013-2014 World Tour. Solange has called Selena “one of her favorite artists growing up”.

HAIM

Pop-rock sister band HAIM told Glide Magazine that Selena the movie was their collective favorite movie.

Kacey Musgraves

Texans just love La Reina. Kacey Musgraves covered “Como La Flor” at the Houston Rodeo, and before performing told the crowd: “I love the queen Selena just as much as you do. This is our chance to honor her, by singing as loud as we can together.”

Kacey joins a list of artists that have covered Selena songs at the Houston Rodeo like Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Prince Royce.

READ: Rare Selena Grammys Photos Surface, Fans Are Upset With Her Lifetime Achievement Tribute

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