The music world is mourning the death of Jenni Rivera, who was killed in a plane crash near Monterrey, Mexico over the weekend. Rivera grew up in Long Beach, but she was able to reach millions of fans on both sides of the border.
OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano wrote a long cover story on Rivera a few years ago. In the video below, he speaks with Madeleine about what made her so popular -- and why she was overlooked so often by American mainstream media.
Home Page Photo: Singer Jenni Rivera speaks during the 'I Love Jenni' lunch session during the NBC Universal portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour on January 13, 2011 in Pasadena, Calif. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)