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Bad Bunny Sexuality 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.

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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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J Balvin and Karol G Lead 2021 Latin American Music Awards Nominations, Bad Bunny Follows

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J Balvin and Karol G Lead 2021 Latin American Music Awards Nominations, Bad Bunny Follows

The nominations for this year’s Latin American Music Awards have just been released. The most-nominated artists are Colombia’s J Balvin and Karol G with nine nominations each. Right behind them is Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny with eight nominations.

The Latin AMAs are recognizing the power of la “Tusa.”

Undoubtedly, 2020 was a big year in Karol G’s career thanks to her monster smash “Tusa” with Nicki Minaj. She’s the only woman in the Artist of the Year category alongside heavy-hitters like J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Maluma, and Ozuna. “Tusa” is up for Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year, which also grants Minaj a few Latin AMAs nominations.

Bad Bunny and J Balvin face-off in most of the major categories.

Thanks to his feature another one of last year’s big hits, “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)” with the Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin is tied with Karol G. It’s also up for Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year. Balvin’s Colores faces off with Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG in the Album of the Year category. Benito is up for Song of the Year as well for his perreo-de-résistance “Yo Perreo Sola.”

The Latin AMAs are also recognizing the rising regional Mexican music stars.

Ozuna follows Bad Bunny with seven nominations. Colombian pop star Camilo and Karol G’s fiancé Anuel AA hold six nominations each. The Latin American Music Awards also has genre-based categories, allowing for rising Mexican acts like Natanael Cano, Christian Nodal, and Eslabon Armado to be among the night’s most-nominated acts with five nominations each.

Thanks to the recent phenomenon of pop stars teaming up with Latin music artists, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, and Carrie Underwood are among the interesting nominees. Fans can vote for their favorites now and see the full nominations list at LatinAMAs.com/vota. The Latin AMAs will air live on Telemundo on April 15.

Read: 10 Rising Latin Music Stars to Watch For in 2021

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Camilo’s New Album ‘Mis Manos’ is Coming Next Month

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Camilo’s New Album ‘Mis Manos’ is Coming Next Month

Camilo announced the release date for his next album and it’s coming sooner than you think. The Colombian singer-songwriter’s Mis Manos album will be released at the top of next month.

Camilo says this album will be a gift to fans since he can’t tour right now.

“My album Mis Manos will be in your hands on March 5,” Camilo wrote in a post on Instagram. “If everything had happened according to my plans, at this moment I would be on tour, singing face to face with all of you. But the reality is different. I hope that Mis Manos is a flag of hope and joy in these moments when we need it the most.”

Mis Manos will most likely feature Camilo’s latest hits that have gone viral on TikTok, the cumbia-influenced “Vida de Rico” and the polarizing “Ropa Cara.” The latter has gone viral thanks to the booty-shaking dance challenge that Camilo started on TikTok. The pseudo perreo song has lodged itself into people’s minds, for better or worse, thanks to the challenge. Camilo is the most followed Latin music artist on TikTok with 21.9 million followers.

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Me babeo con mi esposa. Delicia! Guapa! Churro! ROPA CARA! 🛍💰👘

♬ Ropa Cara – Camilo

Another song that will most likely make the cut is Camilo’s “Bebé,” his bachata song with Dominican artist El Alfa. The two performed it for the first time at last week’s Premio Lo Nuestro. Camilo also joined his family, his wife Evaluna Montaner, his father-in-law Ricardo Montaner, and his brothers-in-law Mau y Ricky, to sing their hit “Amén.”

Camilo is currently nominated for a Grammy Award for his last album, Por Primera Vez. He faces competition like Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG and Kany García’s Mesa Para Dos in the Best Latin Pop or Urban Album category.

Read: These Are The Latin Artists That Dominated VEVO’s Most Watched Lists For 2020

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