Let’s us take a moment to relive the time Solange Knowles covered Selena.
It was in 2013, during a concert in Paris, France, when Solange Knowles showed the world she knew La Reina de Tejano music. The soul and R&B singer is all over the Internet right now with her latest album, “A Seat at the Table,” which is pretty off the chain. This older clip of the younger Knowles sister shows that she has been down with Selena for the longest time. It makes sense when you think about where she is from – Texas. The soulful pop singer gave the Selena classic “I Could Fall In Love” a stripped down, soulful remake during her concert at the Nouveau Casino and it is mesmerizing. It is nothing like the original that will always be the number one version for obvious reasons, but the way Solange is able to capture the pure emotions of the song is breathtaking. If you haven’t seen/heard this rendition yet, take a moment and let the elegance and soulfulness transport you to another world.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.