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46 Jenni Rivera Quotes to Empower You

Dayna Remus
Sep 12, 2022
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On December 9, 2012, Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash in Mexico under suspicious circumstances. Whether the tragic crash was purposeful or not, she managed to leave behind an ever-living legacy, echoed in the 46 quotes below.

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Mexican-American Jenni Rivera, born in 1969, was multitalented, working as a singer, actress, producer, and more. She began officially recording her music in the early 1990s, and entering the 2000's, she was eventually nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards. Her 2008 album, Jenni, landed her in the number one spot on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.

The music artist was involved in reality television projects too. While successful, this mother of five children did not live an easy life, facing extremely traumatic incidents. However, she managed to transform and heal.

Her perspectives on life, her past, womanhood, and her career hold so much more weight when one considers what she had to go through to obtain her wisdom, some of it packed neatly into the following 46 quotes to help motivate you when life is tough.

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Jenni Rivera’s quote: "I can't get caught up in the negative because that destroys you." | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "I can't get caught up in the negative because that destroys you." | Image: AmoDays

Quotes from Jenni Rivera's Many Perspectives

"It doesn't bother me at all that some people think I am too outspoken." — Jenni Rivera

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"Whatever you do, Mija, do your best. Be different from everyone. Stand out." — Jenni Rivera

"Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do.” — Jenni Rivera

"If he hits me, I'm going to hit him back." — Jenni Rivera

"I can't get caught up in the negative because that destroys you." — Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "It doesn't bother me at all that some people think I am too outspoken." | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "It doesn't bother me at all that some people think I am too outspoken." | Image: AmoDays

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"They say that when you kept a secret, it eats you up inside." — Jenni Rivera

"When somebody else's happiness makes you happy, it means you are a person with a big heart." — Jenni Rivera

"My [expletive] is big because a lot of people have to kiss it." — Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera's Quotes on Success and Empowerment

"I'm happy for the success that I've had, but I've worked so hard at it." — Jenni Rivera

"The key to success in life is getting up early." — Jenni Rivera

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Jenni Rivera’s quote: "No one else has ever opened doors for me. I opened them myself." | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "No one else has ever opened doors for me. I opened them myself." | Image: AmoDays

"I want to be the Mexican-American Oprah Winfrey. That's a small goal, isn't it? That's something that I want. And, of course, not just to host, I want to OWN it! So, that's in my future." — Jenni Rivera

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"There was not just one American dream, in a nation of immigrants, there are countless versions of the dream; the Mexican American dream, the African American dream, the Cuban American dream, etc." — Jenni Rivera

"If I had the opportunity to speak to a young immigrant girl that just arrived to the U.S., the advice I would have for her would be: ask, speak, search; because there are opportunities out there." — Jenni Rivera

"No one else has ever opened doors for me. I opened them myself." — Jenni Rivera

"You work hard, and you have expectations. So, I'm living my expectations right now." — Jenni Rivera

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Jenni Rivera’s quote: "I want to be the Mexican-American Oprah Winfrey.” | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "I want to be the Mexican-American Oprah Winfrey.” | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera Quotes about Her Past

"When I started getting so many haters and closed doors, I decided to prove that it could be done." — Jenni Rivera

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"That night, I couldn't sleep. I sat there in the darkness, all alone, shattered inside. I didn't feel like the same Jenni anymore. Ever since I was a little girl, I was a fighter." — Jenni Rivera

"We never told on each other. That was an unspoken rule." — Jenni Rivera

"I was not a girl who picked fights. I was a nerd, a straight-A student." — Jenni Rivera

"I realized going back and writing and explaining in detail the difficulties I had lived actually became emotional again. It's like therapy, but sometimes therapy can be painful. But it's part of life and part of the autobiography, so I’ll have to finish it sooner or later." — Jenni Rivera

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Jenni Rivera’s quote: "I kept my head up and maintained my tough girl image. However, inside I was dying." | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "I kept my head up and maintained my tough girl image. However, inside I was dying." | Image: AmoDays

"But, my will had been taken away. I was no longer the tough, brave, invincible girl my father and brothers had raised. I had lost my first fight." — Jenni Rivera

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"Whenever I took a step forward, it seemed as though life was pushing me five steps back." — Jenni Rivera

"The number of times I have fallen down is the number of times I have gotten up." — Jenni Rivera

"I kept my head up and maintained my tough girl image. However, inside I was dying." — Jenni Rivera

"I had no choice but to work hard. I was a straight-A student, went to college, and I loved business." — Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "I was not a girl who picked fights. I was a nerd, a straight-A student." | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "I was not a girl who picked fights. I was a nerd, a straight-A student." | Image: AmoDays

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"My soul had been shattered, but to the outside world, I did just as I had been taught since I was a little girl; I kept my head up and continued forward. It is, after all, the Rivera way." — Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera's Quotes on Her Music and Career

"My inspiration is always what I think my fans want to listen to. I often write about social problems. If I'm not going through it or I haven't gone through it, I want to make sure it touches someone. That's what I base my music on."— Jenni Rivera

"I'm really in touch with my fans. Through their emails, letters and stories is how I decide what music I'm going to perform." — Jenni Rivera

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"I've been recording since 1993. It was a hobby for six of those years. In 1999, I decided to do it full time and take it seriously." — Jenni Rivera

"I made a living out of singing Mexican music." — Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera’s quote: “Mexican music runs through my veins.” | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: “Mexican music runs through my veins.” | Image: AmoDays

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"I am the same as the public as my fans." — Jenni Rivera

"The people in the industry tried to make me change. If you want to make it in this genre, they said, you have to do this or that. A lot of women had to do sexual favors to get played on the radio...I wouldn't do it. I wanted to make it based on my talent or not at all." — Jenni Rivera

"Mexican music runs through my veins. I loved it. Growing up, my father didn't allow us to listen to English music at home. That's all I heard. I had no choice." — Jenni Rivera

"I'm just being myself. To me, that people are interested in Jenni, not necessarily the artist, but the woman—it amazes me still." — Jenni Rivera

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Jenni Rivera Quotes on Womanhood

"For me, this song was truly important because we all know that regional Mexican is dominated by men." — Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "Malandrinas' means 'bad girls,' but not bad in a negative way." | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "Malandrinas' means 'bad girls,' but not bad in a negative way." | Image: AmoDays

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"I am a woman like any other, and ugly things happen to me like any other women." — Jenni Rivera

"'Destrampadas' means women who like to have fun. It's not necessarily that they break the rules, as much as they make their own rules." — Jenni Rivera

"Being a mother by far is my favorite and most important career." — Jenni Rivera

"I've never been a size 2. I never needed to. No matter what size I've been, I've always had game." — Jenni Rivera

"Malandrinas' means 'bad girls,' but not bad in a negative way. I wrote it in homage to my female fans." — Jenni Rivera

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Jenni Rivera’s quote: "Being a mother by far is my favorite and most important career." | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: "Being a mother by far is my favorite and most important career." | Image: AmoDays

"Usually, when a young girl is pregnant, she drops out of school and concentrates on being a mother. I thought that's what I had to do, but my counselors told me there was no way they would let me drop out. I had too much promise." — Jenni Rivera

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"I was a divorced single mother of three at the time and a size 12 – not your typical model artist that labels feel work for the music industry." — Jenni Rivera

"She [my mother] kept her chin up and acted as if everything were just fine. So we did too." — Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera’s quote: “A lot of women had to do sexual favors to get played on the radio” | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: “A lot of women had to do sexual favors to get played on the radio” | Image: AmoDays

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"With or without my man, I was going to make them proud to have me as a mother. And I was going to make my parents proud, once again, to have me as a daughter." — Jenni Rivera

"Behind every successful female is a...load of haters that spend too much time thinking about her." — Jenni Rivera

"Maybe I'm not superwoman, maybe I'm not a wonder woman, but I am unbreakable. They're not going to break me." — Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera’s quote: “I want to make sure it touches someone. That's what I base my music on." | Image: AmoDays

Jenni Rivera’s quote: “I want to make sure it touches someone. That's what I base my music on." | Image: AmoDays

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Seven years after this talented singer died, Mexican radio host Pepe Garza shared a shocking interview with Rivera that had never-before-seen the light of day and was recorded in 2012.

He stated that she had asked him to interview her in case something happened to her due to the alleged death threats she had been receiving. The purported threats said that she would be abducted if she were to perform in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Whatever may or may not have happened when she died in that plane crash, family and fans continue to mourn their favorite artist.

Another musical magician who left holes in the hearts of their admirers when he passed away was Mac Miller. Read some of his quotes which are filled with power and positivity.

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