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Bad Bunny Is Putting His Sexuality Out There, And Reveals He Is Inspired By The Queer Community

Bad Bunny is killing it right now. The Puerto Rican Latin Trap artist has had a slew of singles on the Billboard charts since his breakthrough in 2017. He’s also currently riding high on two hit singles: “Caro” and “Callaíta.” Still, despite all of his achievements, the rapper recently revealed that it feels most people tend to focus on his nonbinary fashion choices rather than his music.

And he’s refusing to let it bother him one bit.

Paper magazine featured Bad Bunny on their digital cover and the artist spoke out against his haters that simply cannot accept his style.

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“I’m not telling people, ‘Hey, paint your nails or color your hair, do this or do that,'” the 25-year-old said in his interview with Paper. “I’m simply saying… do what makes you happy, and to never limit yourself… Just be yourself, and be happy in that. And also not to criticize or judge, because maybe for you something’s bad or not bad — if you like or dislike something, that doesn’t mean everyone has to share your opinion. It’s about that: respect. It’s so basic.”

While Bad Bunny has been upfront about being straight, he said that he embraces how the queer community inspires him.

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“It’s a message of respect, of freedom,” he told Paper in the interview. “I think they feel comfortable, and they feel, I don’t know, like part of what I’m doing. They don’t feel excluded from the group, but instead, like, ‘We’re wanted here; we can be ourselves here.'”

He also added that he knows the drag community in Puerto Rico have copied his music and fashion onstage.

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“I’ve seen videos,” he told the publication. “I know about it. It’s cool.”

Bad Bunny also talked about his style of music and says the urban genre is just evolving.

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“It’s not so much about changing the genre, but instead the way of thinking, not only in the fans but in the artists,” he said. “I’m letting people know there’s another way that maybe didn’t exist, or it wasn’t developed. It’s not about changing what’s already established, either, but instead about opening doors for other messages — another wave, you know?”

Click here to read the entire interview.

READ: Bad Bunny Pushes Back Against Homophobia And Celebrates Gender Fluidity In New Video For ‘Caro’

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Bad Bunny Gives Us His Third Album Of The Year And Fans Worry He’s About To Retire From Music

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Bad Bunny Gives Us His Third Album Of The Year And Fans Worry He’s About To Retire From Music

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Although so many of us were left to celebrate Thanksgiving without friends and families this year, we can all agree that we have at least one thing to be grateful for: Bad Bunny’s third album of 2020.

Despite all the odds imposed against us thanks to a global health crisis, Bad Bunny has made 2020 his year. He’s now released three complete albums along with several solo tracks and has even started work on his acting debut in the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico.

And although we’re grateful for this new album – which has some serious bops on it – many aren’t exactly celebrating the release. Many fear that this may be his last album, as rumors swirl that San Benito is going into retirement.

Bad Bunny surprise released his third album of 2020: El Último Tour Del Mundo.

Bad Bunny is setting fire to 2020 with album after album and hit after hit – and all of it despite much of the world’s attention being on the Coronavirus pandemic. Despite all the odds, our San Benito has released three albums, including his most recent one, El Último Tour del Mundo, which dropped on Thanksgiving.

The artist took to social media to announce the new album, which debuted at midnight on Thanksgiving. In addition to his recent hit, “Dakiti,” with Jhay Cortez, the album also features collaborations with Rosalía and ABRA.

El Último Tour del Mundo follows the March release of YHLQMDLG, which made history as the highest-charting Spanish language album ever, and his surprise follow-up in May, Las Que No Iban a Salir. 

Along with new music, Bad Bunny also blessed us with an incredible video for the album’s lead single.

The album came out at midnight Thanksgiving morning and racked up millions of views within hours of its release. But Bad Bunny wasn’t done surprising us yet.

Following a day full of Thanksgiving festivities, Benito also dropped a star-studded music video for the debut single from the album, “Yo Visto Así.”

The video features appearances from Ricky Martin, Sofia Vergara, Ryan Garcia, Karol G, Luka Sabbat and more, as Bad Bunny sings about the fact that he he’s going to dress however he wants to, no matter how anybody else feels about it. Now that’s an anthem I can get behind!

But many on social media are worried that this could be the reggaetonero’s final album.

Of course, fans of El Conejo Malo were quick to celebrate the new album. In fact, two tracks from the album (“Dákiti” and “La Noche de Anoche”) are already two of the top 10 most streamed songs on Spotify. But others became suspicious given the album’s name, El Último Tour del Mundo. It caused speculation among fans wondering if he was planning on retiring.

Fans are worried that the album might actually live up to its title and signal Bad Bunny’s early retirement. Although he hasn’t yet confirmed or denied the rumors, the truth is that the reggaetonero is already working on new music with Rosalía, so we still have at least a bit more music to look forward to.

There’s speculation that the music giant wants to spend more time to focus on his acting career, especially now that it’s been announced he’ll be making his acting debut in Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico.

It all stems back to a track from Yo Hago Lo Que Me De La Gana.

On “<3,” the final track from Yo Hago Lo Que Me De La Gana,  Bad Bunny  promised fans he would release another album in 9 months–and he did exactly that. 

“Y en nueve mese‘ vuelvo y saco otro / Pa‘ retirarme tranquilo como Miguel Cotto,” Bunny said on the project he released back in February, promising both another release in November and also, his retirement. 

Now that he’s made good on the first promise, it remains to be seen as to whether or not he will follow through on the second half. Hopefully, that’s not the case.

There’s even rumors that El Conejo might be leaving music – at least temporarily – to focus on politics.

Aside from subtle hints dropped by Bad Bunny himself and a flurry of rumors from concerned fans, a prestigious Cuban clairvoyant has also come forward with her own predictions on the future of Bad Bunny.

Mhoni Vidente, a Cuban fortune teller, has said that Bad Bunny will retire from music to devote himself to politics: “About Bad Bunny I see that in the future he will be president of Puerto Rico, governor, that he is going to be in politics and that he is going to bring a new era in political matters to all his people in the United States and Puerto Rico.”

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Bad Bunny Tests Positive for COVID-19; Forced to Cancel His AMA Performance Last Minute

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Bad Bunny Tests Positive for COVID-19; Forced to Cancel His AMA Performance Last Minute

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On Sunday night, viewers of the American Music Awards were left disappointed when they waited hours for a Bad Bunny performance…that never came.

On Monday, Bad Bunny’s PR team released a statement addressing the situation. “Bad Bunny was originally set to perform his #1 global hit “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez live for the first time at the AMAs,” said Acoustyle Communication. “But unfortunately, the artist tested positive for COVID-19, which forced him to cancel the presentation.” There is no word as to the state of the reggaeton star’s condition.

Prior to the AMAs, the show had announced that Bad Bunny would be performing “Dákiti” during the program. Instead, viewers were treated to a an at-home recording of Bad Bunny announcing Becky G as Best Female Latin Artist, and that’s it.

Suspicious of the last-minute change in plans, fans quickly began speculating that Bad Bunny had caught the coronavirus and was forced to cancel his performance. After all, the seemed like the only logical explanation. Bad Bunny has never been one to cancel performances before. So the announcement of his positive COVID-19 test came as a disappointing (if not surprising) confirmation.

Although COVID-19 has crippled many aspects of the entertainment industry, Bad Bunny has nonetheless had a very eventful year. Not only did he release his album “YHLQMDLG” in February, but he has been promoting it the entire year, despite the pandemic. The album has been met with near universal critical acclaim. Eighteen of his songs charted in Billboard’s US Hot Latin Songs Top 20.

Bad Bunny also announced lucrative brand partnerships with Crocs and Adidas. Not only that, but he filmed his acting debut for the upcoming season of Narcos. So it’s safe to say that this positive test has added to the craziness of Bad Bunny’s already very hectic year.

Naturally, fans flocked to Twitter to express the range of the emotions they felt at the news that their prince was sick.

As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse.

Of course, Bad Bunny fans were quick to generate memes about the entire situation.

It seems like a lot of fans are trying to cope with the news through humor.

If this development doesn’t seem like a storyline snatched right out of a telenovela, we don’t know what is.

This fan decided that Bad Bunny’s illness means they will now be dedicating their life to science.

Even though Bad Bunny seems like one of those larger-than-life personalities that is indestructible, the fact of his positive test proves that everyone is at risk of contracting this virus. Even mega-stars.

This person expressed their unmitigated grief at the news.

We feel this so hard.

But in all seriousness, we truly hope Bad Bunny quickly recovers and remains happy, healthy, and safe. Despite the internet memes out there, COVID-19 is no joke. We all have to take precautions like wearing a mask, washing our hands frequently, and practicing social distancing–especially during the upcoming holiday season.

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