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12 Songs For Your Girlfriends To Belt Out During Your Next Karaoke Night

Planning your next ladies’ night? An evening of gritos crooning over bebidas at your local karaoke bar is always a good idea, especially when you have a killer set already prepared. These Latina-sung girl power tunes will have you feelin’ yourself, laughing at f**kboys and relishing life with your fave homegirls. So warm up your vocals, grab your mamis and get the singing pari started.

1. Set the mood for the evening with Lil’ Kim’s hit “Not Tonight (Remix),” the ladies’ night anthem.

In 1997, this rap remake of Kool & the Gang’s “Ladies’ Night,” featuring Puerto Rican rapper-radio personality Angie Martinez, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Missy Elliot and Da Brat, had our older primas and tias bailando from the car to the club. Now we can fully appreciate the tune, made for black-and-brown girl gangs just like yours.

2. With Donald Trump in office, it’s been a really rough year. But tonight’s the night to“Get Right.” Thank you, J. Lo.

Using an invisible cane to imitate the Puerto Rican entertainer’s famous dance break, take it back to 2015, singing and cracking up to this upbeat smash like you all were young teens again.

3. If dancing is going to accompany your high and low notes, then Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” is a must.

So you might not be able to belly dance like the colombiana behind this megahit, but you can try. Besides, your homegirls, right by you giving their best shot at the Shakira yodel, are going to praise your moves regardless.

4. Now that you’re energized, it’s time to let out your emotions. Let your raging feminist loose with Christina Aguilera’s “Can’t Hold Us Down.”

The half-Ecuadorean superstar gave us the feminist anthem of the early millennium, and it’s still oh so relevant. Call out society’s slut and body shaming, and double standards by attempting Aguilera’s vocal runs and Lil Kim’s rhymes.

5. It’s time to direct that anger at the pendejo who broke your heart, so your crew should obviously play Selena’s “Si Una Vez.”

You and your girls are members of the club for the broken-hearted, but y’all aren’t home wasting tears about it. You’re out, lookin’ your best, and knowing damn well that “ese error es cosa de ayer.” It’s a song the whole squad can relate to over classic music they won’t be able to sit down through, so sing it with as much passion as “La Reina de Tejano” once did.

6. Make a pact that none of you will ever let another person treat y’all like those foul exes did with 3LW’s “No More.”

Your crew always has each other’s back. Like the chicas of 3LW, who you banged out to back in middle school, they’re the girls who will remind you “no more” when that ex starts “blowin up my pager, say you want a chance, a chance.”

7. That’s enough sorrow for the night. It’s officially time to laugh at salty men, and no tune does it better than Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed.”

Whether he’s tight ’cause you finally moved on or because you never gave him play to begin with, you and your mamis turn f**kboys into the latest joke, just like the part-Venezuelan Mariah did to Eminem back in 2009.

8. A few drinks and lots of chuckles in, you are officially feelin’ yourself – as you should. Sing your self assurance to Demi Lovato’s “Confident.”

From patriarchy’s limiting beauty standards to crappy partners who tore your heart apart, it can be hard to love yourself. But with a little help from your friends, you’re feelin’ being you tonight. Like Lovato, don’t hold your “freak back” no longer, let the world know that “bitch, I run this show” and embrace how “complicated” you are, because there’s nothing wrong with being confident.

9. There are levels to confidence, though, and Fergie’s “Fergalicious” is perfect for that post-tequila immodest kind of self-love.

You and your crew “make the boys go loco,” and like the part-mexicana behind this song, you know it and laugh at how they “be lining down the block just to what what [y’all] got.”

10. But your team has more than good looks and bomb personalities to be smug about. Like Kelis, that “Milkshake” is A1, too.

You’ve hit inebriated levels, so it’s officially time to start singing songs dedicated to your goodies, the thing that “brings all the boys to the yard” and “what the guys go crazy for.” Like the part-Puerto Rican Kelis, your crew knows there is nothing shameful about their sexuality, so why not sing about your milkshake?

11. It’s been fun crooning and gyrating over older hits, but Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” offers a new banger to feel yourself to.

Your crew has been going hard for a while. Vocals are shaky and makeup may need some retouching, but as soon as the beat to this part-dominicana’s summer smash comes on, all the girls are back up, yellin’, “little bitch, you can’t f**k with me, if you wanted to. These expensive. These is red bottoms. These is bloody shoes.”

12. Your time at the karaoke bar is just about up, so end this part of girls’ night with a tune for the road: Kali Uchis’ “Ridin ‘Round.”

Whether your designated driver is taking your clique to the next turn-up spot or to Club Cama, prep yourselves for the trip like this colombiana would, singing “I’m ridin’ ’round and my car’s low (What you waitin’ for?). I feel like I hit the lotto (What you waitin’ for?). I’m ridin’ ’round and my girl’s high (What you waitin’ for?). We’re ridin’ ’round just to get by.”


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There are so many other Latina hits to sing with your girlfriends. Let us know which ones you’d add to the list in the comments.

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

Stay grateful you did not grow up in the era of Snapchat/ Instagram/ Facebook kids because you can delete but your recorded actions can still come back to bite. Cardi B knows the story. While the Afro-Latina queen of Trap isn’ making any apologies, the latest video to be dug up from her past is requiring her to give some answers.

Video of the singer, recalling a time in her life in which she felt forced to drug and rob men while seducing them has resurfaced.

Over the weekend, video of the “Money” rapper recalling how she used to drug and rob men resurfaced.

The video, which was recorded during an Instagram live broadcast, sees Cardi as she goes on a tearful verbal tirade about her past. This after, someone apparently questioned her success and accused her of not “putting in no fucking work.”

“I had to go ‘oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah let’s go to this hotel.’ And then I’d drug [expletivie] up and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do.”

Users online were quick to comment.

“The fact that cardi b admitted to drugging and robbing men she would take back to a hotel for sex blows my mind,” wrote Twitter user @itsangelaa. “That’s not ‘keeping it real.’ that’s a crime.”

“I wonder what woulda happened if it were the other way round,” @BTSisthecauseo5 commented.

At the onset of the backlash, the rapper seemed to take the comments rather lightly.

The following day she also tweeted “IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it.”

On Tuesday, however, after users on Instagram and Twitter continued to simmer, she was forced to issue comment.

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In a post to her Instagram, the rapper responded to the comments about the video by saying: “I’m a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”


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Leslie Grace And Super Junior’s “Lo Siento” Is The Hit All Latinx K-Pop Fans Have Been Waiting For

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Leslie Grace And Super Junior’s “Lo Siento” Is The Hit All Latinx K-Pop Fans Have Been Waiting For

The year 2017 marks a time of major multilingual and multicultural musical collaborations. With Luis Fonsi’s remix of “Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, climbing to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks, and J Balvin and Willy William’s remix for “Mi Gente,” featuring Beyoncé, making it to the No. 3 spot, the western music market is opening up to music in Spanish. But these aren’t the only collaborations bridging different cultures and genres. In the era of globalization, K-pop, short for Korean pop music, is an international phenomenon, and the genre is beginning to meld its addictive melodies with urban Latin pop. Evidence: K-pop boy band Super Junior’s recent collaboration with Leslie Grace.

Debuting in 2005, the fellas of Super Junior are the kings of Hallyu — the Korean wave. At their height, 15 men donned the Super Junior title, but, due to departures, mandatory military service and other issues, only Siwon, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Shindong, Yesung, Heechul and Leeteuk are currently active. As a group, the men have led a revolution in the industry, spurring forward electro-pop and R&B-influenced dance tracks.

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And among K-pop, they also have one of the strongest fan bases in Latin America. The group has long captivated these audiences with hits like “Sorry Sorry,” “Mr. Simple” and “Mamacita,” and Super Junior has made sure to visit their Latin American E.L.F — what they call their fans — on three separate tours since 2013, holding arena shows in Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Peru. It must be noted that the group has yet to hold a single solo show in the U.S.

For many years, Super Junior and SM Entertainment, their label, had seen the excitement from their supporters in Latin America and wanted to show their gratitude by releasing a song partly sung in Spanish. In March, the group dropped “Lo Siento,” a tune about finding romance on the dance floor, featuring Dominican-American singer Leslie Grace and the Latino production duo Play-N-Skillz as part of the extended version of their eighth album, Replay.  

“The song with Super Junior and Play-N-Skillz came out of nowhere. None of us really knew each other,” Leslie Grace, who was recommended to the K-pop group by the Argentine-Venezuelan sibling duo Play-N-Skillz, told FIERCE. “The beauty of it was [having the opportunity of] discovering something that’s been happening hugely in its own right in a different side of the world, and discovering it for the first time and saying, ‘Man, I wanna be a part of that. I don’t know anything about it up until this point, but I really want to be a part of that.’”

While it’s commonplace for K-pop groups to release records in Japanese or Mandarin in order to cater to Asian music markets, or English one-offs for international fans, no act had ventured into singing in Spanish or acknowledged their Latin American fans with a song quite like Super Junior.

“Lo Siento” is a true K-pop and urban Latin-pop mashup. It plays up the typical Spanish guitar and blends a familiar Latin flair with the energy and the mix of pop, dance and hip-hop that K-pop is known for. The music video, shot in South Korea, even features the “Díganle” singer dancing along with the guys of Super Junior.

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The trilingual track debuted at No. 13 on Billboard’s Latin digital sales chart, the first K-pop entry ever. A bit over two weeks after the music video dropped, “Lo Siento” surpassed 20 million views, which was three times more than what their last Korean single, “Black Suit,” accumulated.

While “Lo Siento” isn’t the first time K-pop artists have teamed up with Latin ones nor used Latin genres in their music, it is the first instance that we can actually call a real collaboration. In 2016, for instance, Ricky Martin released a version of his hit “Vente Pa’ Ca” featuring Wendy from K-pop girl group Red Velvet, though she sang in English, and Mexican boy band CD9 released “Get Dumb” with Korean girl group Crayon Pop. In both cases, the artists simply exchanged vocals, put them together and released the song with little fanfare. With “Lo Siento,” however, not only did Leslie fly to Korea to be in the music video, but Super Junior invited her and Play-N-Skillz on their Latin American tour last month.

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Stopping in Buenos Aires, Lima, Santiago and Mexico City, Leslie, Play-N-Skillz and Super Junior played before a total of 55,000 fans. The stars blew up the stage with “Lo Siento,” but both Play-N-Skillz and Leslie also had the chance to perform their own sets during the show.

“It never stops being a surprise, with my most recent released single ‘Duro y Suave,’ for [the crowd] to sing it back to me,” the 23-year-old singer, who came to fame after the release of her bachata remake of The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” in 2013, told us. “I know it’s Super Junior’s crowd. I know that their fans are so accepting and loving, and I knew that they would be attentive during the show, but you don’t expect everyone to connect, especially a crowd that’s so different, to your music when you’re the special guest.”

Leslie is currently finishing her new album, which she says will drop by the end of the year. She’s also very excited about potentially finishing another leg of the tour with Super Junior. “They’re trying to see if we can do some more shows in Latin America, in Central America, go to the countries we didn’t get to go to in South America, like Colombia [and] Brazil,” she said.

Just like with “Despacito” and “Mi Gente,” “Lo Siento” is bringing together different cultures, languages and even fandoms from various parts of the world that don’t get to interact as much through music in a compact, smooth earworm.

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“For us to come together just fully based off of mutual artistic respect, and for something like this to happen, and now everybody really enjoying it despite the cultural differences, that to me was the biggest takeaway and the biggest blessing to now be a part of Super Junior’s story and them a huge part of mine,” Leslie said.  

During an interview in Times Square, the dominicana gave the boys a quick dance lesson — and it was all caught on camera.

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“Bridging cultures one dance step at a time! First Super Junior with me and ‘Group Dance’ in their land South Korea, and now me with them and ‘Bachata’ in my home NYC,” Grace, 23, captioned a video of the dance sesh she posted on Instagram. “Proud to be your instructor, @eunhyukee44 hahaha! You are officially baptized the best bachatero out of Korea by the princess of bachata — BOOM!”

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