Becky G in July 2016
|Born||Rebbeca Marie Gomez
March 2, 1997
Inglewood, California, U.S.
|Other names||Becky Gomez|
Working with Bruno Mars would be really awesome. I'm such a fan of his, and I love that he's a real artist.
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'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 don't know if it's because I'm Latina or something, but I have no problem speaking my mind.
I still live in Inglewood and have a great relationship with my Mexican family.
I have an obsession with hot sauce. I love Cholula. I put Cholula on everything.
I'm such a big TLC fan, so I love singing 'Waterfalls' in the shower.
I look at old performance videos now, and it's really funny – I thought I was such a gangster!
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 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 look up to Rihanna and Rita Ora. They obviously wear a lot of gold jewelry and have this urban feel to them.
'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.
I don't know about you, but I love going on trips – especially with my family.
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.
Giving back is the right thing to do, whether it's donating clothing or even just a smile to someone who needs it.
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.
I want my fans to understand that what you put into the universe is what you get back.
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!
It's really easy with makeup to look like you're trying too hard, like a clown. That's not what you want!
I figured, 'Why not go into entertainment?' I love entertaining people. I always loved being extra loud.
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.
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 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 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.'
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.
This is kind of weird, but I eat lemons with salt as snack. They're so good!
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.
In my industry, it's important to have people I look to for different things: guidance, inspiration and motivation.
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'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?'
My only way of getting my uncles' attention or aunts' attention or whoever's attention was by dancing and singing around the house.
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 really have a passion for food. Of course, music, but behind that, it's food.
My grandma taught me how to hand-sew, so I'm always making things from hand-me-downs.
People may not know this about me, but I've always loved cooking. My favorite thing to cook is my mom's spicy spaghetti.
When I was nine years old, my family lost our home, and the six of us moved into my grandparents' converted garage.
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.
I really like Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj's song, the 'Bang Bang' song. It's the new 'Lady Marmalade.' So good.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
If I can, I love staying in pajamas all day and watching movies and eating good food.
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.
Being a teenager, it's so hard to find foundation that's good for your skin for everyday wear.
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 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.
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.
'Latina' has become part of the Becky G family, and I feel very proud to say that.
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!
Sometimes you do get caught up in the midst of becoming… a product, a brand, and not having a say in any of that.
I have fun when I'm making music, and I want people to have fun when they listen to it.
I'm a rapper-singer, or singer-rapper – it's not one before the other. I do both.
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.
I'll eat anything. I love food in general. I love traditional Mexican, carne asada. Just meat, beans, rice, and some good salsa.
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.
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.
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!
My grandparents don't really listen to pop music, and they only speak Spanish and only listen to Spanish music.
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 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.