Ass. Butt. Nalgas. Twerk. We’re currently a nation obsessed with booty. Yet, for most Latinos it all started with Iris Chacon.
Chacon was a Puerto Rican singer/dancer/actress who rose to fame in the 1970s with the help of her ample derriere. Her guitar-shaped body helped millions of women accept their curves with pride.
So as you hear Nicki Minaj rap about her “buns” and J. Lo sing about being a “booty” master, remember they are all disciples of Iris Chacon. Check out the rest:
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When La Lopez exploded on the scene with 1997’s Selena, everyone and their mama were in awe of her curvature. 17 years later she still looks immaculate.
This rapper doesn’t shy away from her bubble butt. Her latest song “Anaconda” samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ass anthem “Baby Got Back.”
It’s not just a Latina and African American trait anymore! Australian rapper Iggy Azalea accentuates her curves with stylish garb.
Queen Bey is all about accepting and celebrating the female body. And when she gets to moving, the world shakes.
The boricua actress and host stays fit without losing her flawless womanly figure. Carmelo Anthony, you’re one lucky guy!
Similarly to Chacon, the Caribbean superstar does a multitude of booty dances during her performances.
The Dominican American reality star has been spellbinding men with her incredible assets for years.
Yes, yes we all know she’s made her fame through her ass game, but we can’t deny the impact she’s had on pop culture—good or bad.