Female empowerment was the main driving force at the Latin AMAs Thursday night (Oct. 25) and Gloria Trevi, who hosted and performed, made sure it was not only known, but also felt.
Before giving an extremely captivating and raw performance of her new song “Ellas Soy Yo,” Trevi took a few minutes on stage to give an introduction and openly talk about her experience with being wrongfully accused for a crime she didn’t commit. In the ‘90s, Trevi, along with Sergio Andrade -- her manager at the time, were accused of corrupting and abusing minors. Trevi ended up in prison for nearly five years, until her innocence was proven. Her decision to come forward and share her story inspired her speech and new single.
“He was not my creator, or the person who discovered me, because with or without him, I’ve demonstrated that I’m Gloria Trevi,” she said in regards to her former manager and oppressor.