The Selena fandom is protective of La Reina de Tejano. So when Kim Kardashian dressed as the icon for Halloween and Cardi B called herself the “trap Selena” on Migos and Nicki Minaj’s “MotorSport,” some unfairly targeted the two women. For Cardi B, people employed classist language to put down the Dominican-Trinidadian rapper. For Kim, people criticized her body to tell her she had no right to dress up as the singer. As it turns out, Selena’s big sister, Suzette Quintanilla, found no issue with Cardi or Kim’s actions.
While on Power 106’s The Cruz Show, Suzette cosigned Cardi B’s “trap Selena,” lyric, saying, “I think it’s an honor because it just shows that Selena is a legend and she’s being recognized – not just in the Latino community or in Latin music, she’s worldwide.”
In the 18-minute interview, she also spoke about Jennifer Lopez paying tribute to her sister at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards. She said that some fans criticized J.Lo’s performance and said she could never compare with the Mexican-American artist. “When an artist is performing Selena’s song and dressing to almost how she [would have], that is an honor,” she said. “It is out of respect that they’re doing it.” This philosophy is one she also applies to those who dressed up as Selena for Halloween, including Kim K.
Suzette first complimented Kim’s costume, and then defended her against those who said the reality star isn’t familiar with Selena. “A lot of people don’t know this, but I’m really good friends with Adrienne Bailon. And Adrienne, at the time, remember back in the day, she was dating Rob. Well, we were on the phone … And she had Rob on the phone, and then Kourtney and all them were in the background; they were all singing my sister’s music. They’re big fans of our music from way back. So to have [Kim] dress like that, it was’t really a big surprise for me. It was definitely a great honor.”