The Queen

The Queen of Latin Soul, La Lupe, died on this day 20 years ago, although the intercalary anniversary is only swinging around for the fifth time.

For the Spanish speakers, there’s an interesting interview with Juan Moreno Velásquez, author of a biography which breaks down numerous myths about the Cuban singer. Despite persistent rumours there is apparently no hard evidence that she used drugs, and the stories about her stripping on stage? A one-time wardrobe malfunction, it seems.

So it wasn’t that she was a coked up exhibitionist mess, it’s just that she [seamless segue] did it her way…

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6 comments

  1. And to think she was a schoolteacher before she hit it big…

  2. At first I thought she was Chantal Biya, the First Lady of Cameroon!

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