Daughter of a Mexican Drug Lord Wants to be a Pop Princess Using Daddy’s Logos

I’d never heard of Melissa Plancarte until this morning but it turns out she’s the daughter of Enrique Plancarte, one of the most wanted men in Mexico and head of the Knights Templar drug cartel.  They are at war with the police, the army and any number of vigilante groups.  Plancarte has a $1 million bounty on his head.

Melissa sings banda, which is a type of Mexican folk music and has had some success.  Her brother, Enriquie Jr., is also a singer.  Both have used social networks to spread the word of what they do.

Here’s the problem.  Take a look at Melissa’s latest selfie:

Melissa Plancarte showing off a dress in Knights Templar motif


So what, right?  Not really.

Those red crosses are the ancient symbols of the Knights Templar, the same religious order after which Daddy has named his cartel.

Original Templar Knight


So Daddy’s little girl is using the same symbols that Daddy does in his murderous day-to-day business?  Um…

It gets weirder and more sinsister, too.  Read on at Vocati.com



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Daughter of a Mexican Drug Lord Wants to be a Pop Princess Using Daddy’s Logos

  • February 6, 2014 at 11:46 am

    This is so embarrassing. Mexico is living on crappy music for about 20 years now. Now this. These new “musicians”… You should look into this genre Alan, and check the lyrics (Not really that nice), but you will need a translator for that, I guess. I would call that , anti music.


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