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This Video Of The Texas Longhorn’s Playing Tribute To Selena Quintanilla Is So Sweet And Beautiful It Hurts

There’s a lot of things to look forward to in the new year, not the least of which is new videos we can all obsess over. Well, thankfully, 2019 has already brought us great joy in happiness in the form of an incredible tribute video made by a marching band in honor of the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla.

Earlier this week, the University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB) performed “Como La Flor” at this year’s Sugarbowl halftime show held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Although the video clip is only 48 seconds long, those 48 seconds have already seeped into our hearts and the hearts of Selena fans who have begun to rejoice on the internet after this video went viral yesterday. The video, which was originally posted on Twitter by journalist and photographer Sergio Chapa of The Houston Chronicle, shows the LHB and their dancers moving to one of Selena’s hits with the crowd behind them rejoicing.

The most thrilling part, though, may just be when the band spelled out Selena’s name in cursive writing in between all of those twirling flags and tooting horns.

Unsurprisingly, the video has now gone viral as more and more fans retweet and like the video since the @SelenaLaLeyenda official Twitter account reposted it. The account said that they are “proud” by the way that the LHB paid tribute to Selena. The LHB, which is otherwise known as the Showband of the Southwest, has 300 members that all contributed to the splendor during the Allstate Sugar Bowl in NOLA on January 1st, 2019.

“We liked the idea of taking a part of home with us and showing everyone what we are about,” said Scott Hanna, the Associate Director of Bands for UT’s LHB, in an interview with mySA.com. He also told the site that the members of the band learned to spell out “Selena” in just a day. Wowza!

Hanna also said that the decision to play Selena’s “Como La Flor,” along with a song by Carlos Santana, came after taking a poll asking students about their favorite shows of the season. Therefore, Tuesday’s performance was actually a repeat of one that was done during the season opener but this time on the national stage.

Since the video has become popular on Twitter, Selena’s fans are obsessing over watching it over and over — and who can really blame us for that?

To say that this video is magical might actually be an understatement, but one that we have to agree with. It’s magical. It’s fabulous. It’s incredible. It’s beautiful. It’s… totally going to make us cry, to be perfectly honest. Of course, when it comes to our love of Selena Quintanilla, is there any tribute that wouldn’t make us cry? (No. The answer is no.)

Of course, some fans chose to express their joy over this video with a classic GIF of Selena dancing. Duh.

The marching band definitely got our hips moving, so this seems like a wildly appropriate reaction.

Meanwhile, others used GIFs from the movie to express their love for this video.

We, too, would do anything for Selenas, which is why it is so nice to see a marching band perform to her songs on the national stage. It’s a lovely reminder to all of us that Selena will always be with us.

Others believe Selena herself was listening from up above.

This heartfelt sentiment goes out from all of her fans, like us and the LHB, who continue to play her music and pay tribute to the incredible Cumbia Queen.

“Bravo and Muchas Gracias” pretty much sums up how the internet feels about this latest Selena tribute.

Congratulations, indeed. It’s always a pleasure to see anyone honor one of our own but the fact that this is on such a grand scale makes it even better. BRAVO and MUCHAS GRACIAS, as they say.

Meanwhile, some of Selena’s fans have stated that they simply cannot stop watching the video. Obviously.

We cannot stop watching the video either. But would we want to? No, thanks.

Some have even reminded us that this isn’t the only Selena marching band show… but it’s definitely our new favorite.

It’s worth rewatching this 2017 performance by the University of Texas at San Antonio marching band. And then, of course, you can go back to the LHB performance once more. We wouldn’t be surprised if everyone who loves Selena is basically switching between watching this performance and re-watching the movie all weekend long. Then again, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.


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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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Forever 21 Debuts New Line Of Selena Merch ‘The White Rose’

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Forever 21 Debuts New Line Of Selena Merch ‘The White Rose’

A brand new line of Selena Quintanilla merch has arrived at Forever 21, and we’re all feeling muy excited.

The popular clothing retail store debuted “The White Rose” collection Thursday, with T-shirts, pants, hoodies and accessories celebrating La Reina de Tejano available in its stores and online. Prices range from $3.90 to $78.

On Friday, the late icon’s sister Suzette gave a sneak peak of the collection when she shared a video of herself sporting a hoodie with the “Como La Flor’s” singer’s face on it.

“Trying super hard to look cooollll in this new Forever 21 X SELENA hoodie,” she said.

Suzette, who famously played the drums in the Quintanilla family band Selena y Los Dinos, also attended a F21 meet-and-greet event at a Cerritos, Calif. location, where fans swarmed the shop in their Selena tops excited to take pictures.

“So much love and fun meeting everyone today,” Suzette wrote on Instagram after the event. “Saying thank you just doesn’t seem to really sum up how grateful I felt to receive all this love I felt today.”

But while most people are celebrating the new Selena-inspired gear and accessories, others have expressed disappointment, both in the brand and the Quintanilla family.

As for Forever 21, most of the items in the collection aren’t available in plus-size. According to the Revelist, of the 94 pieces, just six have curvy offerings, including graphic tees, one that’s not available yet, and plus-size jeans that are web-exclusive, and anyone with meat on their hips and legs knows how difficult it is to find a pair that fits, making in-store fittings necessary. Even more, while straight-size items include several crop tops, all the plus-size tops are full-coverage.

Several women of size expressed their disappointment in the collection’s lack of plus-size offerings, and Suzette, who also identifies as plus-size, weighed in.

“Hi, I totally understand but there is a couple shirts that are come in our sizes,” Suzette responded. “I really hope I can have the opportunity again to create a collection with a [lot] more for us plus size girls.”


Neither she nor her family, however, has responded to the second critique of the collaborative collection: That the Quintanilla family decided to work with a fast-fashion brand that is famous for sweatshop-like factories and animal abuse.

On Instagram, owner of the Etsy shop Barbarawarbara, called out the Quintanilla family’s ethics and double standards. The designer, who has created pins, pouches and shirts celebrating the singer, common among Etsy shops, revealed that the Quintanilla family threatened to sue her for inexpensive merch while teaming up with a big brand that has a troubling history, particularly for exploiting workers of color.

The debut comes almost two weeks before the 24th anniversary of the Tejana icon’s death.

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