Is Jenni Rivera's daughter Chiquis releasing her own Regional Mexican album? (VIDEO)
Honestly, I'm not sure what is true at this point, but let's go through the facts and you decide: Earlier this week, Univision gossip show El Gordo y la Flaca reported that they had received information from very credible sources to confirm that Jenni Rivera's oldest daughter, Janney "Chiquis" Marin, was planning to release a Regional Mexican music album. However, Chiquis fired back a few hours after the show aired to deny the possibility of an album.
It all started on Monday when Raul "El Gordo" de Molina affirmed on his show that Chiquis would be dropping her album in October, and that she was working with small record label Del Records, which is owned by Chiquis' own boyfriend Angel del Villar. (And if you recall, Del Villar was Jenni's least favorite person in the world, after they were involved in some bitter fighting right before la Diva de la Banda's death.)
Read more ¿Qué más?: Jenni Rivera's life of generosity & drama
A few hours later, Chiquis squarely denied El Gordo y la Flaca's claims via her Twitter account. She wrote:
"Since when are they saying I'm going to sing? ...oh my God, what else are they going to come up with? Well, just so all the people that matter to me know: singing is NOT in my plans for now. My plans are VERY different. I'm not saying that I'll never do it, but for now this is not the case. Thank you :))"
Nevertheless, the show's producers didn't stay quiet for long, insisting that their sources had been reliable and had confirmed that this was the case. What I'd personally love to see is the producers bring the sources to the show so they can explain and clarify the situation!
Why do I believe El Gordo y la Flaca? Because both Univision and host Raul de Molina have a very tight relationship with Jenni and her family (remember it was to De Molina that Jenni granted her only interview regarding her separation from baseball player Esteban Loaiza).
I find it hard to believe that the show's producers would want to jeopardize this relationship over this news. But I also know that sometimes "reliable" sources aren't so reliable after all. It seems like a good move for the relatively unknown record label.
Chiquis could be in the middle of the label's strategy to get a name--or she could be falling victim to her family's recent decisions to use Jenni's death as a gold mine. I mean, everything that has Jenni Rivera's name these days is doing well. And Jenni's fans will probably support Chiquis no matter what ... or maybe not. The Inquebrantable tour, headlined by Jenni's dad, Pedro Rivera, and her brothers Juan and Gustavo, kicked off this weekend in Houston, Texas, and even though the theater had a 4,000-person capacity and tickets were only $20, the audience was less than 1,000. I assume it was a publicity problem, but still, I'm surprised they couldn't even sell a quarter of the seats!
I just hope Chiquis decided to do the right thing--what is right for her. And of course, that she is luckier in love than her mom was and will make great professional decisions, like her mom did. I'll be looking out for more news on this album.
Check out Jenni talking to De Molina about her divorce below:
Image via Getty Images
Do you think Chiquis is really releasing an album?