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Camila Cabello Did A Psychic Reading As Part of An Interview And Got Real About That Breakup

Life after Fifth Harmony has pretty sweet for Cuban-born, Florida-raised singer Camila Cabello. She’s set to debut her first solo album “The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving,” and in the meantime her songs “I Have Questions” and “OMG” are tearing through and topping charts. To promote her upcoming album, Cabello sat down with Rob Markman of Genius and opened up about the stories that have peppered her creative process. Heads up: this is not your everyday music interview because Genius combined the Q&A session with a tarot card reading. What came out was a deeper look into the unexpected path that brought Cabello to stardom, the influence of her Cuban culture on her music, and the struggles of a recently failed relationship.

For the video interview, Cabello and Markman sit with a third generation psychic named Lily.

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Together, the three dive into Cabello’s past, present, and future in different areas of her life including business, health, and love life. Of course, Cabello admits that before walking into the interview her skepticism was pretty high up there. After all, a quick Google search of Cabello’s name could literally bring up all of these things. Fortunately, the psychic brought in for the interview has no idea her cards will lie in front of a breakout star.

“I didn’t really think of it as a plausible thing.”

During the interview, the psychic pretty much nails Cabello’s past on the head. The psychic reads that for Cabello, music wasn’t something that was on her radar. It’s an observation about the artist’s past that Cabello admits is pretty spot on. “I initially was not trying to do music at all,” Camila confesses to Markman. “I came to the United States, my family came and my parents made that choice. My mom came over to Miami. Her main thing was just like, ‘We don’t have money to get you into college, so you’re going to have to get a scholarship and you’re going to have to study your butt off.’ That was always my main focus. I was a book nerd. I was just studying, studying, studying. I didn’t really think of it as a plausible thing, even though it was always my escape.”

Things took a turn when the psychic hinted at a rift in one of Cabello’s relationships.

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At one point during the interview the psychic brings up a relationship having a negative impact on Cabello. “There’s going to be something going on with somebody that you’re going to take concern for,” Lily says as she looks up from her cards. As it turns out, Cabello knows exactly what rift the psychic is talking about. (And we suspect we all do.) “That is actually going on right now,” she says. Later, the songstress reveals that this very relationship is the same one that motivated her to write the song “I Have Questions.” Later, while talking with Markman, Cabello shares that the song reflects on a friendship that blindsided her when it suddenly cut short. “I had a friend and we were so close,” Camila says. “Then it was like literally a day after we didn’t even know each other anymore. It was weird.”

As an artist, the road of a solo artist comes with a mix of fear and success.

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Towards the end, the psychic points out that Cabello’s cards have a lot to say about her writing aspirations. “It’s almost as if you’re gonna have a little fear of going in that direction,” says Lily. “Once you let go of that fear, you’re gonna move forward.” Speaking up for herself in studio sessions is already proving to be part of the process of quashing Cabello’s fears of writing. “When I got into the studio for the first time to work on this album which was January, they came in with this attitude of like, ‘I have an idea for you. Play it for me,’” Cabello says. “I was like, ‘Let’s do something from scratch.’”

For Cabello, starting from scratch has meant infusing bits of her own culture into the lyrics and beats of her newest songs. Her breezy, laid back song “Havana,” which has peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100, is flavored by the strong influence of her Cuban culture. Cabello shares that the songs greatest reward gave her the experience of playing it for her abuela “I put headphones on her ears. You know in the first verse? She was like ‘Dios!’.”

Check out Camila’s full psychic reading below.


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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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