Skip to Content

The artist Becky G gets the Keys to the City in Coachella

Mayor Steven Hernandez and City Council presented multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Becky G with a Key to the City in Coachella.

News Channel 3's reporter Miyoshi Price asked Mayor Steven Hernandez, "Why did you choose Becky G to receive the keys to the city?"

Mayor Hernandez: There's a number of different factors; I think more than anything, her work with the farm worker community has been just phenomenal. I mean, a few days ago, she helped out here in the city of Coachella when we did our Farmchella! She's been doing that up and down the state. Moreover, she represents the Latina woman, and she's just someone who hasn't forgotten about her culture and where she's come from, and she was so gracious with her time and taking photos with a lot of folks. And then more than anything for us. It's about bringing experiences from the Coachella Festival to the city of Coachella. So, we're really pleased that Becky accepted the keys and was part of this whole presentation.

Becky G shared her ties to the farm working communities, saying she'd be lying if she did not have family who were not farmworkers. "Especially when migrating here to the United States," says Becky G. "It's something that, for me, has always been very challenging to witness. Because we talked so much about discrimination, we talked so much about racism and colorism and things that our communities are constantly facing. But within each other, we don't talk enough about privilege. And I like to recognize my privilege. As a third generation Mexican, a second generation American, I have had my own challenges. But they're you can't compare. You just can't. And so for me to be able to lean into education, because I think that awareness is key. You can't advocate without education. And so opening your heart to that and saying, I don't have all the answers, or I actually don't know a lot about these things. And having those more personal relationships with it is super important."

News Channel 3's Miyoshi Price asked Becky G what was next for her. "We haven't stopped working," says Becky G. "I don't think ever, to be honest. Um, but I am working on my original Mexican album." The News conference crowd got excited and began cheering and clapping.

The event was held at the Coachella Library on 7th Street. Hundreds of fans and residents showed up.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Miyoshi Price

Miyoshi joined KESQ News Channel 3 in April 2022. Learn more about Miyoshi here.


News Channel 3 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content