Part two of Selena: The Movie, which follows the legendary Tejano singer as she records her first English album, was full of surprises for fans. Although the second half of the show gave us a behind-the-scenes look at Selena Quintanilla’s life that we’d never seen before, one scene involving one of today’s biggest pop stars got people talking.
A young girl can be seen shopping with her mother and sister at a nearby mall in part two episode six. When she sees Selena walking by her, she gets a little star struck. She is pushed to present herself by her mother, who says,
“Beyoncé Knowles, you better learn not to be afraid of people if you ever wanna be famous too.”
Yes, Beyoncé, you are right. So, did this event take place in real life? Is it all there for dramatic effect?
It did, in fact, happen. In reality, Beyoncé mentioned it in an interview with MTV tr3s, claiming that she met her at Houston’s Galleria mall.
“But I didn’t say much to Selena because I wasn’t a celebrity and I just say her and said ‘hello’ and kept it moving. Definitely, growing up in Texas, I heard her on the radio,” she said. “I think she is a legend and I admire her. And she was so talented. So I’m very happy that [I met her] even though she didn’t know who I was. I’m still excited that I got that opportunity.”
If we ever get the opportunity, it’ll be our turn to be starstruck in front of Beyoncé.