Ari­ana gives a shoutout to the sis­ter­hood

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■ TRACK OF THE WEEK J Balvin, Willy Wil­liams and Bey­oncé – Mi Gente If your life is lack­ing a Span­ish­language banger post-Des­pac­ito, Bey­oncé has got you cov­ered. She fea­tures on this sur­prise remix, first singing in Spanish, then in English. And be­low the bang­ing reg­gae­ton bassline, there’s a mean­ing­ful mes­sage: as Bey­oncé sings “Lift up your peo­ple/From Texas, Puerto Rico/Dem’ islands to Mex­ico”, we’re re­minded that she’s do­nat­ing all pro­ceeds to hur­ri­cane-re­lief or­gan­i­sa­tions.

■ Hero of the week is Ari­ana Grande, who told the Coveteur that she wants her fans to sup­port each other. “I think the most im­por­tant thing is to have each other’s backs. When you see some­thing or hear some­thing that’s up­set­ting, or some­one says some­thing that’s up­set­ting, even if it’s not to you, just say some­thing and be there and sup­port each other. It’s a scary thing. It’s a hec­tic thing. It’s a very real prob­lem.” She went on: “Misog­yny is ever-present, and we have to be there to sup­port one an­other. That’s re­ally it. It’s about the sis­ter­hood. There’s no com­pet­ing in that. We have to lift each other up, not try and claw each other down.”

■ Mean­while, Mi­ley Cyrus told Howard Stern that she’s thank­ful her mom pushed her as a child. “I wouldn’t be here if she didn’t take me to ev­ery f**king singing les­son, dance les­son. And ac­tu­ally, there was a time where I would’ve just got­ten in so much trou­ble if I’d ever lis­tened to my dad. My dad would’ve been happy for me to stay on the farm my whole life and, you know, be home-schooled, and never make friends.”

■ Zero of the week is be­ing the big­gest star of the world, Pink told the New York Times. She ex­plained that she’s in it for the long haul. “I’ve never won the pop­u­lar­ity con­test. I was never as big as Brit­ney or Christina. If you look at any para­graph about pop mu­sic, I don’t get men­tioned – my name doesn’t come up. And yet, here I go again, right un­der the wave, duck-div­ing.”

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