In frank interview, A.B. Quintanilla III says he's a nice guy

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Cumbiamiester A.B. Quintanilla III says he's really a nice guy, he's just misunderstood.


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As he says "Yo soy buena onda," or "I'm a nice guy."

As most fans know, A.B. may be controversial but he's also been commercially successful. After his sister Selena died in 1995, A.B. formed his Kumbia Kings which became one of the most popular cumbia fusion groups on the scene.

Later on controversy arose again when he and long-time partner Cruz Martinez split. A.B.went on to form the Kumbia All Starz while Cruz formed Super Reyes.

Some time later even more controversy was generated when singer Pee Wee and other bandmembers left the All Stars.

In a recent interview with TVnotas USA/Univision.com he talked about his recent problems and his having to adjust his personality to avoid misunderstandings.

As reported in the Univision story, A.B. "asegura que trata de ya no confiar tanto en la gente y, sobre todo, 'de no hacer bromas frente a las cámaras'."

In the interview he was asked:
A.B., ¿a qué crees que se deba tu imagen escandalosa?
"Me dan mucha pena y tristeza, por ejemplo, los videos que sacó mi ex compañero, (en los cuales se ve a Quintanilla hablando mal de los mexicanos), eso era algo de broma. Lo bueno es que cuando uno se rodea de gente educada aprende mucho y últimamente he cambiado y me he vuelto muy calmado y trato de estar tranquilo".

He said the controversial videos showing him making fun of Mexicans were taken out of context.

¿Se debe a que sufres provocaciones?
"Sí, en algunos casos, por ejemplo, en San Antonio (hace varios meses) supuestamente iba a golpear a un camarógrafo, pero el tipo le estaba diciendo cosas a mi novia (Elizabeth). En ese caso exploté, pero al final pensé: 'Bueno, ni siquiera me voy a poner a su nivel'.
En otra ocasión dijeron que me había peleado con Los Temerarios (porque supuestamente no le habían querido prestar sus instrumentos musicales). Y, sabes, después me los encontré y les ofrecí disculpas y les dije que me había equivocado".

He admitted he was wrong in the incident where he refused to lend his equipment to Los Temerarios.

Dicen que al igual que tu padre tienes un carácter muy fuerte, ¿es cierto?
"Efectivamente, mi papá es fuerte de carácter, y en mi caso, pienso que todo pasa por alguna razón. Yo soy buena onda, si me dan la oportunidad, pero no puedo deshacer todo lo que me ha pasado.
Si pudiera cambiar algunas cosas de mi vida, nunca habría hecho bromas frente a la cámara, lo bueno fue que me hicieron pruebas con detectores de mentiras en la Ciudad de México y Los Ángeles y se demostró que decía la verdad, que se había tratado de una broma".

A..B. admits he has a stong personality like his father, and he's learned to never relax before any cameras.

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