If you’ve never heard of Amara La Negra, you’re about to find out exactly who she is. In the words of Auntie Celia Cruz, la negra tiene tumbao. This Dominican beauty, known for her Latin urban music, joined the cast of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Miami and her intentions are clear. First, expose the American market to her addictive music, which is already doing well, thank you very much. Second, show folks that not all Latinas look like J.Lo or Shakira. This show, she says, is the perfect opportunity to tell her story.
The daughter of a single mother who emigrated to Miami is frustrated that Afro-Latinas are practically invisible in the mainstream. In a trailer that introduces the cast (see above), she says, “Afro-Latinos have been here, and no one has really spoken about us.” The woman with one of the baddest 'fros in the game, reminds us that there are women who “look like me in every single Latin country.”
Oh, and she rides with fellow dominicana Cardi B, so you know she’s good with us.
Catch Amara La Negra singin’ and schoolin’ folks on Love & Hip Hop: Miami beginning January 1 at 9/8c.