WATCH: Sebastien De La Cruz Talks Racist Comments On 'Despierta América'

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Little Mexican-American cutie Sebastien De La Cruz is not sweating his haters one bit. As a matter of fact, De La Cruz says the racist outpour on Twitter after he performed the National Anthem at Game 3 of the NBA Finals has actually helped him.

During an appearance on Univision's morning show Despierta América De La Cruz spoke with the Huffington Post. The 11-year-old said that all the racism he experienced helped him showcase what he loves. “I think it [did] help me, in some way, just to show my cultura. To show what Mariachi is,” he said.

De La Cruz also beautifully explained what being Mexican-American means to him.

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