Who knew the members of Los Tigres Del Norte would be stirring up controversy way into their 50’s? Proving that you’re never too old to have a song banned, Los Tigres have been ousted from Mexico’s Chihuahua region over their signature track “La Reina del Sur.”
“La Reina” first gained attention in the early 2000’s, when it became a platinum-selling hit for the band. Its lyrics soon took on a life of their own and even inspired a hit novela of the same name. And that’s undoubtedly where the controversy lies.
La Reina the series featured narco-violence and a powerful cartel leader played by Kate del Castillo. Chihuahua (which has been ravaged by the drug trade) feels the song is not appropriate for their region and have asked Los Tigres to stop performing it live.
The band members responded to the news with a bit of shock, telling fans that they will respect the government’s wishes.
“With the news that the government from Chihuahua is vetoing us for having performed ‘La Reina Del Sur’ We want to make it clear that we had no knowledge about such prohibition until today,” Los Tigres said in a statement. “That is why this veto comes as a surprise to us.”
By Michael Lopez