‘Can’t Stop Dancing’ is this other side of me that I was ready to introduce to my fans, which is like, after you hang out with me, you start to see that I can be chilled and relaxed, and I’m a little bit more mature for my age.
‘Latina’ has become part of the Becky G family, and I feel very proud to say that.
Being a teenager, it’s so hard to find foundation that’s good for your skin for everyday wear.
Boyfriends? Psh, like I’ve got time for that!
Coffee is my water now.
Even though I know who I am, musically I’m a blank canvas. I know what colors I want to use, but I don’t know what picture I want to paint yet.
For me, my number one Hollywood role model is Jennifer Lopez.
For my everyday look, I don’t like going anywhere without eye makeup.
Giving back is the right thing to do, whether it’s donating clothing or even just a smile to someone who needs it.
Growing up, my family struggled to make ends meet, so I know how important organizations like The Salvation Army are for families to lean on in times of need.
Honestly, are we ever going to get over ‘California Girls’ by Katy Perry? I know it’s old, but that song – I love that song!
I always tell people, ‘Coming from such a big Mexican family when there’s a new baby every three weeks, you have to do something to get someone’s attention.’
I did a lot of little girl groups here and there just to get more comfortable on stage. When you’re in girl groups, it’s a lot different because if you mess up, there’s someone on stage to back you up, and finally I got to a point where I knew I could do it on my own.
I don’t know about you, but I love going on trips – especially with my family.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m Latina or something, but I have no problem speaking my mind.
I feel like a little beast when I’m onstage, and I feel like my fans have that little beast inside of them, too: this hunger for life.
I figured, ‘Why not go into entertainment?’ I love entertaining people. I always loved being extra loud.
I got beat up sometimes in the girls’ bathroom.
I got discovered off of YouTube.
I have an obsession with hot sauce. I love Cholula. I put Cholula on everything.
I have fun when I’m making music, and I want people to have fun when they listen to it.
I interact with my fans mostly through Twitter, and I like to do livestreams about every two weeks, where I say, ‘Ask me anything!’ and I just sit there with my computer for 15 minutes, taking a break from work, and answering their questions.
I just want to stay creative, share my ideas and see where it all leads.
I like a fresh face. I like clean skin. Fresh skin, cute color on the lip, cat eye, mascara, and I’m good to go!
I like Xtreme Sour Strips. These really colorful little strips that are so good. I like snacking on them. They’re not healthy for you, though!
I look at old performance videos now, and it’s really funny – I thought I was such a gangster!
I look up to Rihanna and Rita Ora. They obviously wear a lot of gold jewelry and have this urban feel to them.
I love big summer dresses, and it sucks because I’m such a little person, so I always have to be very specific about which ones I put on.
I love having my hoop earrings. Just regular gold hoops.
I love people who dress how they feel and change it depending on the day.
I love Shakira – she is such a beautiful person. She does so many good things for the world on top of making good music. And she is an awesome mom. When you are Latina, it is all about family, and to see that she prioritizes family and her career at the same time is really nice.
I love spending time with my family and friends during the holidays, and my favorite holiday tradition would be the pozole that my mom makes almost every Christmas. It’s the best!
I never lie to my fans.
I really have a passion for food. Of course, music, but behind that, it’s food.
I really like Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj’s song, the ‘Bang Bang’ song. It’s the new ‘Lady Marmalade.’ So good.
I still live in Inglewood and have a great relationship with my Mexican family.
I think confidence is a true form of beauty.
I want a guy who’s going to be accepting of – one, my big ‘ol, loud Mexican family – and also my career, because it’s a lot. I don’t want someone who’s like… ‘Oh, you don’t have time for me’. Like, I want somebody who’s sure of himself and gonna be like, ‘Okay, you go do your thing, and when you come back, we’re good.’
I want my fans to understand that what you put into the universe is what you get back.
I want to be open to the kids who only speak Spanish, the kids who speak only Spanglish, and the kids who don’t even speak Spanish at all.
I would love to have my own fashion line because I love sketching.
I wrote ‘Oath’ for Cher Lloyd because there were really no best-friend anthems out there. Not only did she love it, she wanted me to rap on it, too!
I wrote ‘Wish U Were Here’ for Cody Simpson, and he invited me to perform with him on tour and be in his music video. He was shy at first. I think it’s the surfer boy in him that makes him so mellow.
I’ll eat anything. I love food in general. I love traditional Mexican, carne asada. Just meat, beans, rice, and some good salsa.
I’ll never forget one time a fan came up to me crying, and told me, ‘You really inspire me to be me. I feel OK to be myself now.’
I’m a California girl. I grew up in Inglewood right by LAX.
I’m a rapper-singer, or singer-rapper – it’s not one before the other. I do both.
I’m all about telling stories. I like people to picture the music video in their head when they’re just listening to the song.
I’m like, ‘Yeah, I could afford braces, but why should I change myself to be what everybody else wants me to be when I’m OK with who I am and I’m happy with who I am?’
I’m nosey, and I have a great imagination. So it’s not necessarily things I have to go through, but it’s things people I know or my family is going through, and I hear about it, and I think, ‘That sounds like a great song.’
I’m not going to be doing anything to hurt myself or my fans.
I’m such a big TLC fan, so I love singing ‘Waterfalls’ in the shower.
I’ve been using makeup since I was ten years old. I’ve learned a lot of do’s and don’ts over the years. But one would definitely be that you should do your makeup for the occasion.
I’ve definitely accepted the fact that I’m not normal.
If I can, I love staying in pajamas all day and watching movies and eating good food.
In my industry, it’s important to have people I look to for different things: guidance, inspiration and motivation.
It’s nice to get to know people who are the same age as you that do the same things because it’s like a different level of understanding.
It’s really easy with makeup to look like you’re trying too hard, like a clown. That’s not what you want!
Miguel has this Prince, Marvin Gaye, old-school feel that I love.
Music was my one way to vent.
My family are my friends.
My fans can see me grow up.
My favorite holiday memory was sitting at home all day in my pajamas during winter break for school watching a bunch of old Christmas movies like ‘Jack Frost’ and ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ with my siblings and parents.
My grandma taught me how to hand-sew, so I’m always making things from hand-me-downs.
My grandparents don’t really listen to pop music, and they only speak Spanish and only listen to Spanish music.
My little siblings keep me grounded. I’m a kid at heart.
My main focus when I do my makeup is my eyes – I accentuate my eyes, and they look bigger. More ‘va va voom,’ I guess you can say.
My only way of getting my uncles’ attention or aunts’ attention or whoever’s attention was by dancing and singing around the house.
My parents are high school sweethearts.
My parents are so cool, so chill, super hip. They know what’s up.
My personal style reflects my music. My music and how I dress is just how I express myself; it’s just me. My music is urban pop, and my style of dressing is urban but still girly. I like that combination. The contrast is very nice.
My song ‘Play It Again’ is a perfect example of my music because the verses go so hard, and they’re so urban; and then this pop hook comes out of nowhere and socks you in the face and makes you want to dance.
Never let the negativity get to you. There are gonna be a lot of people you have to plow through, but as long you believe in yourself, that’s all that matters.
People may not know this about me, but I’ve always loved cooking. My favorite thing to cook is my mom’s spicy spaghetti.
Sometimes I’ll post goofy photos of myself on Instagram without make-up or making silly faces. I don’t always look like a little Barbie doll.
Sometimes you do get caught up in the midst of becoming… a product, a brand, and not having a say in any of that.
There are days I’m feeling lazy, and my mom will remind me, ‘Beyonce also only has 24 hours during the day.’ That always keeps me going.
This is kind of weird, but I eat lemons with salt as snack. They’re so good!
When I get out of work early, or if I have some time before I go into the studio, I go to Disneyland for a few hours with my siblings. We just have fun, go on all the rides together, and eat all of the good food.
When I was 11, I decided to start rapping, playing guitar, and writing songs. Everything really blossomed from there.
When I was doing all this acting stuff, all these kids, like, assumed, ‘Oh, my God, you’re on TV, and you probably have a lot of money.’ And I was living in a garage.
When I was nine years old, my family lost our home, and the six of us moved into my grandparents’ converted garage.
When I’m on family road trips, there is always Ranchera playing.
When you’re first learning how to do eyeliner, it’s really hard to get both lids the same. A good tip for when you’re putting it on, is to make sure your elbow is on a table. Make sure your arm’s really stable. And make sure you have an eye makeup q-tip to get that really sharp line.
Working with Bruno Mars would be really awesome. I’m such a fan of his, and I love that he’s a real artist.