Youtuber Becky G Accused Of Throwing Shade At Selena Gomez Prompting Fans To Leap To Her Defense

Photo: Instagram
Who Is Becky G? New Details On The Singer And Her Alleged Beef With Selena Gomez

The internet was up in arms (again) over an interview singer Becky G (is she Becky with the good hair?) did during which trolls thought she was throwing shade towards Selena Gomez. On July 24th, the 22-year-old from Los Angeles played Seventeen magazine's 'Lyric Challenge' game. Becky G joked about Selena's lyrics in "Taki Taki," her collaboration with DJ Snake. She said: “Oh, I know this one. I’ll never forget this one because when I heard it, I was a little confused because it says, ‘Come in the party / Have a fiesta / Blow out the candles and have a siesta,’” Becky said. “But I don’t want to have a siesta in the middle of the fiesta. Like, I want to party. I wouldn’t take a nap, you know what I’m saying? But yeah, of course I know this one.” Apparently, that was enough for Selena Gomez's fans to take up her cause and lambast Becky G for the perceived slight on their queen. Who is Becky G?

1. Becky G is tired of the 'stan' culture

Becky was not putting up with the internet trolls at all. She immediately set the record straight when she was accused of "draggng" the 27-year-old pop star. She wrote: “I have always loved and supported a true queen like Sel. To cut a snippet of a video and take it completely out of context is what is so wrong about this ‘stan’ culture. Sad to see yet another ‘fan’ going against what their favorite artist believes in by putting other females down. I mean, honestly, why do people do this? You can love your favorite artists, but it doesn’t mean you have to go out your way to speak badly about others. I’m even more confused about this behavior than I am about the siesta during the fiesta line.”

2. She's a Gomez too...

Becky G (which also stands for Gomez) made sure that Selena's army of fans understood that she wasn't "dragging" their queen. She wrote: “WHO DOESN’T LOVE A KIND AND PRECIOUS SOUL LIKE SELENA GOMEZ!? You got your facts wrong. I’m a Gomez myself, we don’t do that here. MAY I ADD THAT THIS VIDEO WAS TAKEN FROM A GAME I PLAYED WHERE I WAS CONFUSED ABOUT MY OWN LYRICS EVEN. The industry breaks us apart and pits us against each other enough, sad that ‘stans’ have to do it it, too. Someone will always have something to say I guess. OK. I’m done now.”

RELATED: New Cringey Details About Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez's Secret Relationship — And Rumors They May Have Already Broken Up

3. Becky with the good hair

I mean, she does have good hair, but far be it from us to start a rumor. Becky Gomez was born March 2, 1997 in Los Angeles. She grew up in the Inglewood neighborhood of L.A. She is a singer, songwriter and actress. She was first noticed in 2011 when she started postng videos covering popular songs online. Dr. Luke saw one of her videos and offered her a record deal with Kemosabe Records and RCA Records. She worked with will.i.am, Cody Simpson and Cher Lloyed on her debut record. In 2013, her debut single "Becky from the Block," was released. Her EP Play It Again was released later that same year. Her second single, "Can't Get Enough," was released in 2014, featured guest vocals from Pitbull and topped the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart in the U.S.

4. Tough times for her family

Becky is the daughter of Alex and Frank Gomez. All four of her grandparents are from Jalisco, Mexico. Her parents and most of her family were born in the U.S., however. She has two brothers and a younger sister. She grew up in the Moreno Valley in Southern California. When she was nine, her family lost their home during the global financial crisis. They moved into the converted garage of her grandparents' house. She began working part-time jobs to help support her family including doing commercials and voice-over work. 

RELATED: Are Selena Gomez And Niall Horan Dating?

5. Her 'mid-life crisis'

Becky had what she describes as a "mid-life crisis" when she was nine (um, ok!) and realized she wanted to pursue a career in music. She said: "That was literally my mid-life crisis when I was nine years old. That's when I felt like, 'OK, I gotta get my life together. What am I gonna do?' I pushed that on myself at a younger age than the average kid because at the time my family had lost our home. I've always been more mature for my age, so I was already understanding what they were going through. And I just thought, 'How can I help them?

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Join now for YourTango's trending articles, top expert advice and personal horoscopes delivered straight to your inbox each morning.

6. She was bullied in school

Becky started out attending public schools, but switched to home schooling after she was bullied. She said that she was a frequent target of bullies due to her jobs in the entertainment industry. At one point she was jumped by a number of girls while in the bathroom at school. 

RELATED: Are Selena Gomez And Zac Efron Dating? New Details On Their Rumored Secret Romance

7. Selena has no hard feelings

A source close to Selena Gomez called the situation "blown out of proportion." Selena and Becky are on good terms. In fact, they're friends. The source went on to say: “Selena completely respects Becky as an artist and didn’t think she was throwing shade at all,” said the source. “Selena more than appreciates her fans coming to her defense and standing up for her, but there is no reason for anybody to drag Becky.”

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.