Becky G doesn't have regrets.
The 21-year-old singer is authentically herself in all aspects of her life -- despite pressures to be perfect. "There's nothing I would have done different," Becky told ET's Deidre Behar during a recent sit-down interview.
"One thing that I have really been reflecting on lately is that I choose what I share with my fans, and there's special moments to me that I share with them, but at the same time, I want them to know that's not all of my life," she explained. "It's a very small, microscopic, filtered, edited, small, tiny glimpse into what I'm going through. And I think there's this pressure to be perfect because of social media. There's this perception that we're always happy, and we can only ever be happy, we're like, not human beings."
"I had to think twice back in the day if I wanted to post pictures without makeup," Becky continued. "I've started to not care about those things anymore because the truth is that I am me, and I have to accept that and love that."
While the A.X.L. star admits social media is a "blessing and a curse," these days, she's focusing on its positive aspects. "I love that it's a direct connection to the public, to my fans, because I believe too, [that sometimes the media] will do anything for a juicy story," she said. "I think when you can clear the air and have no filter and it's, like, your chance to speak to your fans directly, that's what I like to use it for."
Nothing is truly "off limits" for Becky, who has been crafting her career in entertainment since she was 11. Commercial success came to the singer four years later, in 2012, but as she told ET, she's still fighting every day to claim her spot in the industry.
"I'm definitely about empowering women in the industry, and I find that, especially going into the Latin space, like, there's not a lot of us women. They make it seem like there can only be one," she shared. 'We all have different stories and our paths are so different, and we all represent different flags. I think we all deserve that respect, at the end of the day."
Becky has done her part to unite with other Latina singers like Karol G, Leslie Grace, Natti Natasha, Rosalia and Sofia Reyes, and even collaborated with Grace on their song, "Díganle," and Natasha on "Sin Pijama." It's Jennifer Lopez, however, who Becky credits for inspiring her to take more control of her career.
"The fact that she took time to take part in a cover that I did of her song, and to sit down with me in the studio and explain just stories of how this song was created, and how important it is to be a real artist, like, be involved in the decisions that are being made [was great]," Becky expressed. "Because the truth is, we're the face. We're the ones that have to go in front of the camera at the end of the day. We're the ones who have to jump on the stage... She's like, 'It's about you. It's about being passionate about what you're doing, and if you're no longer passionate about it, that's when you can walk away.'"
Becky applied that thinking to "Sin Pijama," which she wrote with Natasha. The pair's sexy music video turned heads and made headlines with scores of lingerie-clad women (the same women were also depicted in robes and face masks), but it was all intentional for Becky.
"My definition of [feminism] is different than, I think, a lot of people's. I'm not saying that we have to live in a girls-only world. That's not at all what I'm saying. I'm just saying that maybe, you know, we don't have to be treated so differently," Becky shared. "Why is it OK for a guy to have a bunch of half-naked girls in their videos and not be a big deal, but when a woman decides to put on lingerie and be sexy and be cute and it's her decision, that's when it's like, 'Oh my god, it's the end of the world!'"
"I think that's so ridiculous [when people say women can't be sexy and a feminist]," Becky added. "Women already get put in boxes and [have] so much pressure to look a certain way, to act a certain way, just from society. Especially Latinas, since we were kids, they tell us that we have to be good mothers, good wives, learn how to iron the clothes and wash the dishes and cook the food, and that's all we can do. God forbid my daughter one day wants to be a lawyer, a teacher, a doctor, maybe even a pop star!"
"We're told no from such a young age, but guys just get to, since they were kids, get to run around and do as they please until they're adults and still act like boys, and it's not a big deal. So for me, who am I, as a woman, to tell another woman [how to live their life]?" she asked.
That's not to say, however, that Becky doesn't have respect for the way she was raised. In fact, she sought her grandparents' approval before moving in with her now-boyfriend of two years, L.A. Galaxy player Sebastian Lletget.
"Obviously being Mexican, we don't move out until we're married. And I remember speaking to my grandparents about it, and they gave me their blessing because I didn't want them to feel uncomfortable," she reasoned. "I value family morals and those traditions, but at the same time, I'm like, 'Yo, try before you buy!' You know, like, you gotta make sure that there's not things that drive you crazy."
Her relationship with Lletget couldn't be stronger, but they're also not thinking about the next step. "Don't get me wrong, I'm not wasting my time here, but at the same time, it's like, there's no guarantee in anything, really," Becky said. "I think that's why we've made it as far as we have because we have that approach of, 'Enjoy it while we have it.'"
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