By Daily Mail Reporter. The family of music star Jenni Rivera are said to be disgusted over the gruesome video leaked on the internet which shows parts of her bloodied dismembered body strewn amongst the wreckage. The Mexican singer's family want the people responsible to be brought to justice after the leaked footage - which shows a severed foot with painted toenails - spread like wildfire across the internet.
A look at the extraordinary life and legacy of Jenni Rivera.
In her new memoir, Forgiveness , out April 7 via Atria Books, budding banda singer Chiquis Rivera is telling all, including the reasons she and her mother, regional Mexican superstar Jenni Rivera, stopped speaking in October -- two months before Jenni died in a plane crash in Monterrey, Mexico. Chiquis says she is sharing these details now "not to be morbid, but rather for the purposes of cleansing my soul and being transparent. His growing boldness translated into longer, more fearsome and more painful sessions for me. All I remember is closing my eyes, tensing up my arms and thinking: 'If I don't put up too much of a fight, then he'll be done with me sooner.
Jenni Rivera, who died at age 43 in a plane crash outside of Monterrey, Mexico early Sunday morning, was that rare breed of artist who will be remembered not only for her success, but for all the rules she re-wrote. As the undisputed queen of banda music, her professional achievements within a male-dominated genre run deep — among her many feats, La Diva de la Banda sold some 1. But make no mistake: nothing was ever handed to this woman. Rivera was born in Long Beach, California on July 2, , one of six siblings. The daughter of bartender-turned-music mogul Pedro Rivera, who launched his own record label, Cintas Acuario, in to produce the music of narcocorrido legend Chalino Sanchez, among others, and launch the career of his own son Lupillo, Jenni was a straight A student in high school. When she got pregnant with her first child as a sophomore, instead of dropping out, she earned her GED at a continuation school in - as the class valedictorian, no less - before going on to earn a college business degree in I had too much promise.