Bad Bunny Says Delivering important Messages Through Music Can Be Done Without Being Boring
Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, better known by his stage name Bad Bunny is representing Latinxs at this year's Billboard Music Awards, and he couldn't be happier. The Puerto Rican singer said he was proud to be representing Latino culture.
Bad Bunny won two Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday. Speaking candidly with reporters, as well as ET's Nischelle Turner in the press room, the 26-year-old "I Like It" singer said he was not just proud to be Latino, but also for being able to represent their culture. "Estoy bien contento, estamos activado," he told the reporters.
Bad Bunny won trophies for Top Latin Album for teaming up with J Balvin, Oasis, and also for Top Latin Artist. Ivy Queen and Nesi joined the artist as surprise guests for a memorable "Yo Perreo Sola" performance. Unveiling his plan for the mega reunion onstage, Bad Bunny told reporters in Spanish that everything came straight from the heart.
He went on to point out that delivering a good message doesn't require you to sound boring or be very serious. The "Mia" singer said people could have fun and do the right thing at the same time. He said his only intention is to encourage people to have fun and enjoy themselves while trying to teach them something new and learning something new every day.
While accepting the Top Latin Artist award, he gave an emotional acceptance speech. He dedicated his award to Latinas and urged people to stop violence against women. "Enough violence against women," he said, in Spanish, while supporting education for everyone for a better future.
He then pointed out that having fun does not require people to be disrespectful, insisting that you can respect others and simultaneously have fun. Ivy Queen was also excited to get an opportunity to collaborate with the Latin superstar.
While speaking to reporters in Spanish, the singer said Bad Bunny's energy is what made their performance great. She revealed that Bad Bunny told her that he wanted the world to see powerful women like him and that she had done for the industry. Queen said she was happy that they did a spectacular job.
When a reporter asked if she would be teaming up with Bad Bunny in the near future, she responded by saying she hopes so. Noting that she gives priority to chemistry, Queen said her new album called "It's wild" features some unexpected collaborations