Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jenni Rivera Worked For Drug Cartels

Last month Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash. The plane's owner had ties to Mexican drug cartels and now Mexican media is reporting that Jenni worked for the drug cartels right up until her death. Not only did she perform for them and do lots of coke with them and apparently angered one of the drug cartel leaders so much that he beat her and kicked her. Jenni's ex-husband was jailed in 2009 for selling drugs for the cartels. I kind of wish they had let the information just be swept under the rug. The woman is dead and died a horrible death and her kids don't need to hear all of this. What good does it do now?

37 comments:

Amber said...

Sad. And it's possible she didn't even have a choice in whether or not she was involved. :/

timebob said...

horrible death indeed, the plane went into a nose dive they knew they were going to die. I can't imagine the horror to go through that and there is nothing you can do to stop it.

Audrey said...

She made not have had a choice, but I think this information is important. It shows how the Mexican cartels' tentacles are everywhere in Mexico. No one is safe from them. It shows just how deep their power and the problem goes.

sylmarillion said...

You are the media too, Enty. Just saying...

LottaColada said...

Scary stuff. This reminds me that the Missoni plane is still missing. I heard on the news this morning that the oldest son had hope his father was still alive, kind of like how Jenni's family never gave up until they found the bodies. I can't imagine the fear of the families for all involved.

skimpymist said...

I don't believe this. I think this is part of a story that tail spinned into something much bigger. I'll believe it when I see proof.

hunter said...

I believe it but I also don't think she had a choice, those cartels want what they want when they want it and they may have threatened her family & more. Easily.

camembert said...

So you'd rather whitewash the truth? Admirable.

Borg Queen said...

Agreed that she may have had no choice in having to work for the cartels. Especially since she did work on both sides of the border and may still have relatives in Mexico that could easily be threatened by the cartels. Shoot, look at how they harassed the female Mexican mayor.

Katie said...

So then why are you writing about it????????

Tuxedo Cat said...

I wish they had chosen to keep this quiet for the sake of Jenni's family.

SashaJames2 said...

Very sad how this comes to light after she is gone, and not being able to defend herself. As tragic as it sounds, I somehow doubt she was an unwilling participant.

lc said...

@TuxedoCat yes they should have kept it quiet for a while until they authorities had gotten everything needed to bring someone down. Now those cartel punks know what is going on and hopefully more deaths do not follow. The mexican drug cartel are not playing.
I believe they had their slimey hooks in Jenni because she did work on both sides of the border. Her whole roadie crew was probably cartel related, but she had limited knowledge. And she was scared for herself and family. You just don't walk away or stand up to them. It does not end well.

*This is just my opinion*

FlirtyChick74 said...

I believe it too. I also believe that she probably didn't have a choice.

Amy in MI said...

It's easier to list who wasnt involved w the cartels than to list who is. They've taken over that country and there is no going back

caralw said...

Dang, Enty. Hypocritical much? You are a gossip blogger.

MsPink Kitty said...

Sad story. Chances are she knew what was happening. Doubt she had much of a choic ein the matter.

The question is, were drugs found in the wreckage of the plane.

Amartel said...

And somehow you're exempt from your own rule of don't spread shady rumors about dead people?

IF true, it does show how the Mexican drug cartels control society.
It would be nice to have this information about the scope and influence of the Mexican cartels publicized in the nongossip press, however, and by other means such as actual investigative reporting. There's an unfamiliar concept.

Renoblondee said...

Well to be fair to Ent, the news was already out there. He didn't break it.

NomNom83 said...

Is it possible then, that the crash was not an accident? Maybe she made someone angrier this time?

Awful to die that way, no matter what.

Barton Fink said...

Count me and every person I know officially in the "not a fan" camp, for years. Her family is vicious, she was terrible, and Latin music has a thousand talented performers more worth the time than her. Now that she's dead, let's move on and forget about her. I don't want to hear about her criminal connexions -- I don't want to hear about her at all.

Jazzy said...

I knew something was bad in the fish market when they said there was an attempt on her brother's life a couple of years ago and it was linked to a cartel. Either way, there are children who lost their mom. R.I.P

Sherry said...

Yeah makes you wonder if there wasn't some human involvement in the crash. Wouldn't put it past them!

kelgela2 said...

It is a known fact that those singers in that music genre have a lot of ties with the Cartels.

Still doesn't make it less horrible how she died.

PV Siren said...

This is really old news in Mexico, my mexican BF has been telling me this for years, it is common knowledge there. Sad.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

no she sang those bandido songs. And her second husband also smuggled in human's....."illegals."

Personally, she was and remains a hero of mine.

Anna Namiss said...

Apparently she pissed off the wrong people. She should know what they were capable of if she was involved with them, so what did she do?

Pookie said...

first of all, mexican media are total poster children for yellow journalism & sensationalism, so take it waith a grain of salt. HOWEVER...there may be considerable credence in this particular case. it is widely known and accepted in the latin music industry that you do not mess w/ those involved (artist/mgrs/labels) in certain mexican musical genres, specifically, the regional ones that are mexican culture-specific (tejano, banda, norteña, corrido, narco-corrido, duranguense, etc)--you do NOT f*ck w/ these people. many of them pack enough heat they make urban genres look like choirboys. they only hire their own, and tend to keep to themselves and very private as a result. the rest of the latin music industry keeps a respectful distance bc the reality is that these mexican genres are what kept the latin music industry alive for the past 10 years. they're the ones moving the largest numbers of digital downloads and physical imprints--ain't nobody in any other genre gonna complain about that. even general market turns a blind eye to their drug and arms running (and there is a LOT of it, believe me). you never want to stir those waters, and it's best to keep it moving when they diss-track each other (á lá east coast/west coast rapper-style) in narco-corridos...you just pretend you know nothing, because in essence, you don't. #truthtalk

Cee Kay said...

It's interesting that so many want to assume she was coerced into working for the cartels. Is there any evidence of this? According to Enty she did "lots of coke" so...perhaps not so innocent?

csproat said...

Interesting!

just curious said...

Good point.Some are replying that she may not had a choice in the matter.She probably chose to live that type of existence.Some folks enjoy having drama around them and live as if they're in a soap opera.
This story sounds like it would make a good Hollywood movie.

Karen said...

IF you work for drug cartels you are not an innocent victim and do not deserve respect. Guess karma got to her before the feds did.

Beta said...

I agree with Audrey that given the importance of drug issues in Mexico, it is importance to report and publicly shame people involved. At least not ignore it. The social problem the whole drug cartels produce is HUGE.

g.strathmore said...

Maybe the accident wasn't an accident.

Sasha said...

I think the problem was with the SEVENTY EIGHT year old pilot and the 40+yr old plane.

italiangal56 said...

It's the truth, why hide it! That makes no sence.

Ari said...

You can file this one under "Duh"