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Beyonce is Black -- No, She's Hispanic

Beyonce is Black -- No, She's Hispanic

Beyonce loves to break records!

The sexy songstress recently made magazine history as she was chosen for People en Espanol‘s “50 Most Beautiful” issue. She’s the first non-Hispanic to be selected.

Other big names making the list include Ricky Martin, Mario Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek and Ugly Betty star America Ferrera.

Check out the video below of Beyonce and Mario at their photoshoots.


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  • Kimberly

    How did Beyonce get in on this? SHe isnt Hispanic. I thought that was only for hispanic people … Im not being judgementle or anything, but I just dont get it :\

  • schizo·phren·ic

    Yes she does!!

    Beyonce is the Hottest hispanic I’ve ever seen.

  • schizo·phren·ic

    c’mon everyone bring the Beyonce hate.

  • http://www.themusicvids.com blooes

    Regardless black or hispanic… Beyonce is a real star. The camera does love her, you know.

  • http://aweirdosmind14.blogspot.com/ Elizabeth

    I like Beyonce but having her in that list to me its just insulting the hispanics. Thats what I think and Im hispanic. Im pretty sure no magazine that just for black people would like a white or hispanic on there magazine. Thats what I think so dont judge me!

  • Yo

    Jesus te doy la razon con Beyonce en el punto de que no se que hace ella ahi, pero decir que Penelope Cruz no es hispana…

  • SkankyHO

    What that makes to sense. What the hell is the point of even doing the 50 most beautiful Hispanics if they aren’t ALL f*ucking HISPANIC?????????

  • Vanessa

    Yeah, that is kinda weird. To put Beyonce on a most beautiful hispanics list. If at least she was extraordinarily beautiful & they just couldn’t resist including her then I might be able to understand. But Beyonce is not that hot. In fact, if it wasn’t for all that make up & those extensions she’d look quite bad. I’m not hispanic but I’m still offended by this.

  • malcolm

    Jesus you need to know history. the moores rule Europe for 700 yrs. the moores were black from africa. ever heard the name hanibal? so all you spanish ppl who are decendants from spain have the black blood running through you weather you like it or not. Scicily same thing . the moores was the ones who brought european into the light.

  • LACY

    WHAT A BUNCH OF IGNORANT HATERS! WHAT DOES IT MATTER THAT SHE IS BLACK? HOW MANY OF US LATINOS ARE “BLACK.” OR DON’T YOU KNOW YOUR ROOTS! NOT ONLY IS SHE BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL BUT MULTITALENTED TO BOOT! SHE CAN SING IN SPANISH ALOT BETTER THAN ALOT OF YOU WRITTERS CAN EXPRESS YOURSELVES. TAKE SOME TIME AND LOOK INTO YOUR OWN AFRICAN ROOTS, WE LATINOS ARE LIKE LIFE SAVORS, WE COME IN ASSORTED FLAVORS. THIS, FROM A LATINA THAT KNOWS HER ROOTS!

  • Shoes4life

    I am not Latina but I think that People en Espanol is wrong for placing Beyonce on the cover or even including her in the 50 most beautiful Hispanics, and I am black. Just as it is for blacks, it is even harder for the Latina celebrities to get the attention they deserve without it being over shadowed by a non-Latina celebrity. I mean that is like Ebony celebriting the 50 most beautiful black people and they add someone of another race in the picture, even thou all races have been featured in this magazine but to say that is what you are going to give me I expect to see nothing different than what you sold me on. Just my personal opinion.

    I wonder how the other nominees truly felt about her presence at the photo shoot.

  • caxposed

    Whatever, as much as I like Beyoncé, I personally feel she used up a spot that could have gone to Charlie Sheen or Christina Aguilera, heck, even Cameron Diaz! They’re more hispanic/latino than Beyoncé will EVER be. How in the world can this HCTIB be on the list and SHAKIRA isn’t???? This is a bunch of BS!

  • Andrea

    I can’t believe I am saying this but Jared you need to brush up on your historical education. For one thing Penelope Cruz IS not Hispanic either she is a Spaniard she is a European. So Penelope just like Beyonce are not hispanics. Hispanic means Spanish speaking from the Americans. I also want to point out to Jared yes there are black people that come from Spanish speaking countries that could call themsleves “Latinos,” Have you guys never been to Cuba or Brazil or Dominican Republic? Why are some people so ignorant? Did you not know that Sammy Sosa, Zoe Saladana and Alfanso Ribero and Pedro Martinez are black latinos? Just because a person is black does not mean the person isn’t Latino. Latino is NOT a race it is a CULTURE.

  • Harrison

    Just to play devil’s advocate, but the cover doesn’t say “Los 50 Mas Bellos Latinos”… it says “Los 50 Mas Bellos.” I know that People en Espanol caters to the Spanish speaking audience but I don’t think that ever exclusively meant that they were including those native to Spanish speaking countries or those who descend from folks from Spanish speaking countries.
    Two years ago, Ryan Cabrera was on this list. Granted, he has Colombia in his lineage, but still…
    Beauty is beauty, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, or color…

  • CA

    Andrea:

    There is a difference between “Latin American” and “Hispanic.” Hispanics are those who derive from Spain – thus, the inhabitants of all Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain, are regarded as Hispanics. However, a Latin American individual is one who was born in a country that is located in the Americas/Western Hemisphere whose primary language is derived from Latin, such as Spanish or Portuguese. Penelope Cruz, for example, is in fact a Hispanic; yet she would not be classified as a Latin American. You may disagree with this explanation, but I should know since I was a Spanish major and am of Mexican origin.

  • Gop

    just to clarify, on beyonce’s rerelease of b-day she recorded music in spanish and the guy on the cover is alejandro fernandez, who she does a duet with for the musical theme song for a soap opera based on el zorro. i think that is why she is on the cover of this magazine. besides it doesnt say the 50 hottest latin/hispanic stars….it just says the 50 most beautiful.

  • A Certain Smile

    Sorry, you are wrong. Hispanic refers to the people of the Americas and not Spain. The term derives from Hispanola, the name for the island that houses Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The last time I looked Spain is a part of Europe. Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas are European and not Hispanic. My family is from Honduras. I am surprised that Beyonce is on there but for as others have said, a lot of Latinos are of African descent. Latino or Hispanic is a culture and not a race.

  • toodles

    I believe its called People Espanol for the reason its a magazine for the most beautiful latinos. Sorry as nice and beautiful as Beyonce is her spot belongs to a hispanic not to her..
    The magazine is dedicated to the latino community now it has sold out…

    That is a disservice to the latinos that should have had her spot.

    BET magazine would never give any spot that rightfully represented the black community to a hispanic or white person on the most beautiful list.

    Had this been a magazine dedicated to the mainstream diversity then it would seem okay but as i mentioned..it is dedicated to latinos and should not be short changed. BET.. JET and other black magazines would never stoop so low as to replace one of thier beautiful people with something that did not represent their culture. What just because Beyonce does a record with shakira does not give her an automatic hispanic billing.

    People Latino is a sell out. I m going back to the more reputable mags that rknow how to REPRESENT!

  • toodles

    beyonce does not belong on the cover nor does she belong on the list. It is very clear its a latinos list. For that matter lets start putting Mariah Carey on the cover..

    Beyonce does not represent the latino community. sorry girl but they dropped the ball on this one..

    How would you respond if that had put selma hayek on the BET cover or on the Cover of Ebony…these magazine are clearly representing thier culture…

    Seems to me people espanol is letting People gringo run thier show.

    too bad..

  • angelinammm

    wowowowowwo I like the green dress

  • kelly075

    Look i’m black and latino myself and i agree. Beyoncé doesn’t belong to this list. How about Zoe Saldana, Christina Millian, they are latino. Being latino is more then an album. I’m sorry but i totally agree.

  • http://www.themusicvids.com blooes

    Can I yell ” you racists!” ?

  • Sinead

    I don’t believe thi!s! Beyonce??? when is this bitch dieing anyway… ugghhh im so sick of her untalented ass she looks like a run over- over weight Chihuawa and she sings like a cat thats being choked uuuuggghhh… Someone should stop her father from calling all his big shot pals for favors such as this!.. Can you believe she also made No.1 on Askmen.com as the most desirable woman??? are people BLIND???

  • Caro

    Si bien es cierto que Latino e Hispano no es una raza sino una cultura pues con mas razon Beyonce no tiene nada que hacer ahi! Ella no tiene cultura latina y por el solo hecho de haber grabado un album y de hacer duetos con latinos no quiere decir que ella ya sea considerada latina. Pero todo esto es culpa de los latinos que viven en este pais y que creen que necesitan jalarle bolas a los gringos para ser aceptados dejando a un lado sus principios. Si Beyonce quiere cantar en español pues bien por ella pero no hay que quitarle el puesto a latinos de verdad que si ponen nuestra cultura en alto solo para que los fans de Beyonce compren la revista!! People en español son unos vendidos y que ella aparezca en la portada me parece un insullto!

  • André

    She should be on every list. She’s amazing in everything she does.

  • André

    It’s not the 50′s most beautiful hispanics..it’s just a list from People en español….I don’t know if there’s any brazilians on it..but last year there was Juliana Paes and Rodrigo Santoro..and we, brazilian, are not hispanic since we don’t speak spanish.
    It’s obvious they try to list only hispanic plp but that’s not the point of the list.
    Beyoncé is one of the most beauitful women out there and she deserves to be on every list of this type.

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    You folks are plain ridiculous! So the english People magazine chooses people of all walks of like in their 50 most beautiful – Americans or non Americans, whites blacks etc. Should they not?

    Also, magazines like Essence magazine are known to choose Latino actresses in their hottest list.

    As a matter of fact, BET had the 25 best dancers in African-American history and Shakira was one of them. I think she was top ten if I am not mistaken!

    The African-American community has had a long relationship with the Latino community because Latino does not exclude black.

    The Latino race is a mixture of Native American, European and African. I can’t believe how narrow minded some of you are on this subject.

    FYI Jared: I think the correct term politically is Latino not Hispanic, per a lot of my Latino friends.

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    Here is a list of BET (Black Entertainment Television) ‘s list of top 25 dancers of all time.

    Three Latinas made it!!!!!: Rosie Perez, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

    So you see the African-American community has NO problem including Latinos in their compilation lists because the African-American community recognizes its connection to the Latino culture and vice versa.

    BTW, Celia Cruz could have been on this list and she was black but Latina. The two are not mutually exclusive people!

    Your ignorance is sad.

    BET’s List:

    25. Ciara
    24. Diddy
    23. Big Daddy Kane
    22. Rosie Perez
    21. Gregory Hines
    20. Missy Elliott
    19. Tina Turner
    18. Aaliyah
    17. Cab Calloway
    16. Shakira
    15. Omarion
    14. Bobby Brown
    13. Jennifer Lopez
    12. Alvin Ailey
    11. Usher
    10. The Temptations
    09. Beyoncé
    08. Savion Glover
    07. MC Hammer
    06. Prince
    05. Janet Jackson
    04. Chris Brown
    03. The Nicholas Brothers
    02. Michael Jackson
    01. James Brown

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    Essence Communications , Inc. (ECI) is out to capture the essence of African-American culture through publishing, fashion, and entertainment. The company publishes “ESSENCE,” which is geared toward African-American women and has a monthly circulation of more than one million. The company owns a stake in “Latina,” a bilingual publication aimed at Hispanic women in the US.

    +++++++++++++ Actually, Essence Magazine basically LAUNCHED Latina magazine – the first widely distributed fashion mag in the US targeted to Latinas.

    So you see, People en Espanol may have put ONE African-American non-Latina on their cover but Essence has been responsible for giving Latinas their own magazine for years where they get to be on covers every month!

    So get over it all of you!

  • CA

    A Certain Smile:

    You may be correct about youur definition of “hispanic.” However, if you refer to Wikipedia, you may acknowledge that the term means:

    “Hispanic” specifically refers to Spain, and to the Spanish-speaking nations of
    the Americas, as cultural and demographic extensions of Spain. It should be
    further noted that in a U.S. context, a Hispanic population consists of the people
    of Spain and everyone with origins in any of Spanish-speaking nations of the
    Americas, regardless of ancestry of the latter.

    So as you can see, Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are indeed “hispanics.”

  • pilar

    una caca,hispanics are those latin american, not spanish from spain, europe, i am from madrid,spain, in europe, and i am caucasian , not hispanic. do a bit of reading, please!!!!!!!!!

  • Bennie

    That’s no worse than them putting JLO on the front cover and calling her the “Most Influential” hispanic. Just like Beyonce is not Hispanic, JLO is not the most influential.

  • Gil Sampaio

    ATTENTION: Brazilians ARE NOT hispanics! Brazilians NEVER spoke Spanish. We speak PORTUGUESE. Brazilians are Lusophones, like Portugueses, Angolans and Mozambicans.

    Brazilian do not even consider themselves like “latins” because today “latins” become synonymous to “hispanic”.

  • anoxia

    I know what she is, becasue her mother already mentioned it… I will not even say it. I just love her music like everyone else.

  • Karl

    Oh gosh. What is America Ferrara doing there? She’s far from beautiful. Beyonce shouldn’t be there, since she’s not hispanic.

    And yes, Brazilians are latin. The fact that most people don’t know what ‘Latin’ means doesn’t mean they’re not anymore. You’re right, they’re not hispanic, but they are still Latin, no matter what Americans say.

  • http://myspace.com./niamani Niamani

    Everyone need to stop hating on beyonce because you guys wish you all was like her. the main ones hating, is the main one’s that be playing her music, and singing to it. it would be much better is you start appreciating what beyonce is doing instead of contridicting her every move and song. stop player hating, she is pretty, she can sing, she can dance, and she is a great actress, and she baggin da big ballers(jay-z)!!! (it’s plain to see that i am her #1 fan!! stop knockin her hustle, if u don’t like her, get off her jock!!!

  • London

    A Certain Smile and Andrea and eveybody else…

    YOU NEED TO GET EDUDUCATED, THEN YOU CAN HAVE AN OPINION..

    Hi spanic means to be derived from SPAIN!!…Therefore all of the other countries that have a cultural extension from Spain are Hispanic also..

    HISPANIC refers to the spanish people and Spain, It comes from “HISPANIA”, THE ROMAN NAME FOR THE IBERIAN PENINSULAR, NOW SPAIN AND PORTUGAL!…HISPANIA ,OR NOW MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS ESPANA!…

    So if anyones the true hispanics its the spanirds..

    Do your research,
    now understand morrons!…..its doesnt come from Hispanola the island….who named the island???.the spanish! DUH..!

    oh and to anyone calling hispanic a race ,its not.

  • london

    one more thing…

    The Romans found a city called ‘HISPALIS’ now called (Seville). Its is disputed wheather itwas originally Greek or named by the romans.
    From the name it appears that the city was originally a Greek colony (Hispalus was a mythical Greek hero who was related to Hercules)

    Many hotels in Sevilla are called Hispalis everywhere…near the city.

    Latin America is simply as a geographical location, named after LATIN EUROPE…

    The USA uses latino which is a spanish word…and means Latin in english.. dont know why they dont use the english word…as much..since they dont know where it comes from it seems..

  • la morenita

    wow . beyonce made it ? ummm im kinda upset becuase she isnt latina . now dont get me wrond im from the dominican republic and im a dark-skin latina . and i know of my roots . and we all know most dominicans are mulattos . but she is not a latina . spanish isnt her native tounge . i love beyonce and i think she is an amazing artist but if they wanted a true darkskin latina then they should have put zoe saldana on there or christina millian . everytime i turn to mtv tres there is beyonce . and no im am not racist to the african american people or anything i jus think that all 50 people in here should be hispanic . thats just what i think . and i really do like the fact that they are starting to recognize dark skin latinos but beyonce ??? noo sorry she is african american , spanish isnt her families native tounge . i jus feel a lil upset but ooh well what can u do . she is very talented and beautiful women .

  • la morenita

    wow . beyonce made it ? ummm im kinda upset becuase she isnt latina . now dont get me wrond im from the dominican republic and im a dark-skin latina . and i know of my roots . and we all know most dominicans are mulattos . but she is not a latina . spanish isnt her native tounge . i love beyonce and i think she is an amazing artist but if they wanted a true darkskin latina then they should have put zoe saldana on there or christina millian . everytime i turn to mtv tres there is beyonce . and no im am not racist to the african american people or anything i jus think that all 50 people in here should be hispanic . thats just what i think . and i really do like the fact that they are starting to recognize dark skin latinos but beyonce ??? noo sorry she is african american , spanish isnt her families native tounge . i jus feel a lil upset but ooh well what can u do . she is very talented and beautiful women .

  • grace

    you guys are pathetic, its just a magazine. go get jobs or something and stop wasting your times. before cursing what im saying. think realy hard about your arguments is it worth 2 min or is it pathetic and sorry?

  • jennifer

    i dont see what the big deal is if beyonce can speak spanish than she should be on the magazine.people need to stop being racist.black people are mixed with different races anyway.and we were put on earth to be together not seperated.beside rather latino or black were all colored.

  • POMZ

    THEY ARE ONLY PUTTING HER THERE BECAUSE SHE GOT A ALBUM IN SPANISH AND SAYS SHE WISHED SHE WAS LATINA BUT STILL THAT DESON’ T MAKE YOU HISPANIC, I DONT WANT TO BE MEAN OR ANYTHING BUT COME’ON ITS AN HISPANIC MAGAZINE GET IT “HISPANIC”?

  • AFROLATINA

    there are alot lot of other who don’t get recognized AS latina/o Tatyana Ali has a panamanian Mom ‘LALa the mtv vj girlfriend of carmelo Anthony full latina Joanna garcia cheyanne from Reba Sabrina Bryan the the cheeatah Girls Aleixis Bledel people are always shocked that she is Jamie-lynn sigler Tony;s daughter the sopranos Catherine Bach The original daisy Duke Raquel Welch Linda carter Wonder Woman MIGUEL FERRER CROSSING JORNDAN BENJIMEN BRATT
    THE ONLY ISSUE THAT i HAVE IS IF YOU ARE GOING 2 MAKE A SPANISH ALBUM LEARN IT 1ST YES CHRISTINA AGUILERA IS HALF LATIN BUT SHE IS AN ENG. SPEAKING ARTIST SPANISH–SPEAKING ARTISTS HAVE 2 LEAR ENG. IF THEY WANT CROSS-OVER THEY COULD NEVER GO ON OPRAH ON ANY TOP-RATED ENG SPEAKING SHOW WITH AN EARPIECE SAYING “i AM WAITING ON MY INTERPRETER SORRY.” THEY KNOW THAT THE ENG PRESS WOULD TEAR UP & THEY ‘D RIGHTFULLY ASKED WHY IF YOY HAVE THE REVENUE @ YOUR FEET LEARNED IT

  • taharka

    Latino’s or Latina’s whole entire culture from the music, dances, instruments, style of dress, foods, and the list goes on, is purely AFRICAN!!!! The only thing LATIN or HISPANIC about the so-called LATINO or HIS-PANIC culture is the language, SPANISH or in the case of Brasil, PORTUGUESE!! Because Spanish and Portuguese are Latin languages, just like french and italian are…. But here in the so called new world (the americas), they only consider you latino or hispanic if you look like you’re half black and white, or a light-skinned back person like beyonce. Which is more than likely why you seen her sometimes ignorant ass on the cover of this gay ass mag. you’ll never see a bernic mac complected sister or brother on this cover, unless they totally disregard their blackness and replace it with the slave word LATINO or HISPANIC!!! A lot of you so called latinos and latinas are faking it!!! Knowing that you’re black and indian mixed, or just purely black or indian, but claiming this white spanish latino shit! and if you only claim that you’re latino or hispanic becuz of the language you speak, then what does that make your brothers and sisters in the U.S. and other ENGLISH speaking countries? Does that make us anglo becuz we speak english, or ingles? French is a latin language like spanish, so how come i never hear haitians referred to as latino since they speak french! What it turns out to be is if you look too african, like in haiti, then you can’t use the term hispanic or latino! In brazil they’ll find a few mixed looking black folks and then referr to them as latino, even though they speak a completely different latin language. You guys don’t call italians latino cuz they’ll whack jooze guys. And what crazy about that is that latin comes from italy! So fuck all of you so called latinos and latinas and hispanics! cuz you’re obviously motherfuckas who are dumb and don’t know real history! and to me you’re no different than the spanish slavers who imposed that ugly ass euro spic language upon our people!! All of So-called Latin America is forever indebted to Natives and Blacks for our creation of what white latins and hispanics call Latino culture!!! You motherfucking castillian cave apes would have nothing without us!!! So pay respect or die!!!

  • Kimi

    but realize to be considered hispanic you do not need to be of hispanic background most if the time. What you have to do is speak fluent spanish

  • roberto

    ok People I am from Spain and YES WWERE ARE HISPANIC AND LATINO just not LATIN AMERICAN thats the only difference…. Latinos are from all countries derived from the latin language :Italian ,Spanish Porutguese, and French …….
    OK now some Spaniards here in Spain are even more ignorant to think they are not hispanics saying they are caucasion WE ARE PURELY MORE HISPANOICS THAN THE LATIN AMERICANS THEY HAVE ARE BLOOD THUS CALLING THEM HISPANICS CUZ OF ARE LAGNAUGE ALSOO !! They dont want to be considered Indian or black becUSE obviosly we are not BUT LATINO/HISPANIC IS A CLUTURE LANGUAGE THING …its pissed me off that people from my own country think tht being called latino is imdediatly calling them black or indian THERES WHITE LATIN AMERICANS MANY OF THEM lol just

  • http://www.cedtaviousr.blogspot.com/ Miguel pasian

    Beyoncé is Hispanic/Latina…. because she Afro-Latina, Afro-Hispanic, Creole woman with black culture creole rythm. because is Dominicana, Creole, French, Tanio Indian, descent put all together as one herself Beyoncé. and also she speaks Espanol… so she is in the magazine.. Haters I’m Dominicano she’s just like Kat DeLuna, Christina M., & Karina Pasian…. she is cien percenta afro a latina…..

  • hmm

    The whole point is…. Beyonce… isn’t… Hispanic.

    She doesn’t come from any spanish speaking culture whatsoever… She isn’t from Central or South america or Spain or Mexico… or from any hispanic community in the states.

    Her (far) background consists of french and english…

    so WTF?

  • FACTUAL

    Ok…The list was 50 most beautiful….Beyonce was an honorary guest at number 51!…She was placed on that list because of her the work she did with AF and Shakira…I’m Dominican, and I think that she deserved it fair and square!

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