Paquita La Del Barrio ("Paquita from the neighborhood") is the stage name of Francisca Viveros Barradas (born April 2, 1947), a MexicanGrammy nominated singer of rancheras and other Mexican styles. She was born in Alto Lucero, Veracruz and started her career in Mexico City in 1970. Her songs usually take a stance against Mexico's sexist male culture. This has made her popular among female audiences. She is known for her often confrontational presence; her signature phrase, with which she often teases male spectators in her shows, is "¿Me estás oyendo, inútil?" ("Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?"). One of her best-known songs is Rata de dos patas (Eng: "Two-legged rat"), in which she compares an ex-lover to a variety of vermin and other untrustworthy animals. Many of Paquita's albums and songs are jukebox staples in Mexican clubs and cantinas. Many admirers, particularly outside Mexico, also appreciate her for her camp value. Paquita la del Barrio was married twice. Her first marriage ended when she discovered her husband's infidelity. Her second marriage lasted 31 years, and ended with her husband's death in 2004. Paquita duets with singer Ricardo Arjona on "Ni Tu Ni Yo" on his album 5to Piso (2008). She also performed at the Premios Lo Nuestro and participated in the "Somos El Mundo" the Spanish version of "We Are The World." Also the hit song Rata de Dos patas was written by Siboney Alexis Joslyn for José Alfredo gonzalez. She was honored with the lifetime achievement prize at the Premio lo Nuestro awards (2016).  She was criticized by the LGBT community when she said in an interview, "It is better for orphans to die then to be adopted by a homosexual family." She then apologized to the LGBT community and even did a special performance and a press conference in a gay club called Spartucus Disco. Famous Imitator Michael Angelo has become popular with his Doppleganger voice of Paquita.