Kim Kardashian might have received backlash from fans after dressing up as the late singer Selena Quintanilla on Halloween, but she certainly has gotten praise from Selena’s older sister Suzzette.
Earlier this month Suzzette told the Los Angeles radio station Power 106 that Kim’s costume was her favorite among all the stars that dressed as the Bidi Bid Bom Bom hitmaker – which also included Demi Lovato and America Ferrera.
The 50-year-old former percussionist of Selena y Los Dinos continued to rave about the reality star’s Halloween get-up: ‘She looked beautiful. She looked real Latina. I loved it.’
Although the Tex-Mex singer’s sister was a fan, not everyone was fond of Kim’s costume choice.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shared a photo of herself in Selena’s now iconic purple jumpsuit.
Some angry followers shared their thoughts in the comment section: ‘Part of me just isn’t okay with Kim Kardashian dressing up as Selena for Halloween. I doubt she appreciates how amazing she was.’
In the radio interview Suzzette reveals that Kim and her family are actually long-time fans of the late singer.
Suzette said: ‘A lot of people don’t know this, but I’m good friends with Adrienne Bailon [Robert Kardashian’s ex-girlfriend]’
Selena’s older sister recalled talking to Adrienne on the phone while she was dating the youngest Kardashian.
‘She had Rob on the phone and Kourtney [Kardashian] and all them were in the background and they were all singing my sister’s music,’ Suzzette said.
‘They’re big fans of our music from way back.
And so to have her dress like that, it wasn’t really a big surprise for me. It was definitely a great honor.’
Quintanilla also mentioned she was happy to see the youngest Kardashian-Jenner sibling sport Selena gear, just like older sister Kim.
Suzzette told the radio host: ‘And then I think Kylie [Jenner] last year was wearing a Selena shirt, and that didn’t come as a surprise, either.
They are fans of Selena and our music, so it was cool.’
In 2016, the 20-year-old posted a photo on Instagram of herself in a Selena T-shirt that read ‘We Miss You’, with a photo of the late singer emblazoned on the front.
Suzzette ended: ‘Anybody that reps it, it’s cool. It’s just more power. More power to Selena.’
Selena Quintanilla was murdered in 1995, but her legacy has carried on.
Last week, The Queen of Tejano Music was recently dedicated a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
She was remembered as one of the most influential music icons of the 20th century.