Gabriela Herstik
Updated November 10, 2017

We live in a world where everything is up for debate. And this week is no different. When Cardi B called herself the “trap Selena,” people were angry, saying she has no right to say that — even though she’s Afro-Latina. The same happened with Kim Kardashian, who dressed up as Selena for Halloween, as part of her “music icon” series of costumes. However, in response to this outrage, Suzette Quintanilla defended Kim Kardashian and Cardi B while on air on Power 106’s The Cruz Show, where she laid down the truth.

Suzette doesn’t see Cardi B’s reference, or Kim’s costume, as an insult. In her eyes, it shows the power of Selena and the reach she had beyond the Latin community. In the interview, Suzette says,

Suzette talked about Jennifer Lopez in the interview as well, referencing when the performer paid tribute to Selena at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Suzette thought it was important and represented something bigger that reached beyond that performance. She continues,

This is the same reason that Suzette supports Kim. In fact, the Kardashians are OG Selena fans, which makes sense because who ISN’T a Selena fan? During the interview, Suzette adds,

So now that we’ve got that cleared up, we can officially gush over how much we love Cardi B and Kim K’s Selena look. Because the queen has spoken, and her name is Suzette Quintanilla.