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Maluma Fans Are Outraged And Angry Over The Singer’s Latest Drama

So were you one of the Maluma fans wondering what happened to the singer’s Instagram?

Trust, you were not alone.

Countless people took to Twitter and Facebook wondering what was going on with Maluma’s Instagram. Was he hacked? Did he delete it? Or was there some mad drama?

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Well, now we have the full story.

Maluma deleted his Instagram account after receiving backlash for publishing a video showing him playing with a baby lion.

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Translation: “Maluma says goodbye to Instagram, outraged by criticism of this endearing photo.”

The Colombian singer was in Mexico City kicking off his world tour for his new album, “11:11.” While in Mexico he visited an animal sanctuary and uploaded the controversial video.

He probably couldn’t have predicted that the seemingly innocent post would lead him to close his favorite social media account.

In the video, he is petting and playing with a baby lion named Mala Mia. This triggered a wave of criticism as followers assumed that the clip was about a new pet and that owning an animal like that was offensive and a violation of animal rights.

And seriously, people were not having it.

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Translation: “Pure ego. Canceled.”

Some on Twitter quickly got right to the point, saying that they were totally over the singer. And blaming him and his ego for the decision.

Many were concerned as to why this baby lion was being used as a photo prop.

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Translation: What is this animal doing out of its habitat?

Out of the nearly 10,000 comments on the Instagram video, manuy of them were wondering why Maluma would use a baby lion as a prop – even if it was one that he had been supporting.

One angry Instagram user demanded the animal be put back.

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His comment garnered more than 200 likes and many more comments from people agreeing with him.

Fans and non-fans alike came for the 25-year-old singer accusing him of being irresponsible by posing with a baby lion.

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Translation: “It’s not that there are stupid people, it is that beings like you are not aware that every f*cking they do or say is a message to the world, if you have a lion cub, what message are you sending? Be conscious you stupid child.”

WIth a platform of more than 40 million people, Maluma should be more careful with what he posts. Even if the lion was a rescue that he helped support, he should have made that very clear in his post and gave a shout out to how important it is to protect animals like Mala Mia.

In all the noise, there were some fans who came to Maluma’s defense.

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Translation: “Stupid people, they criticize without finding out or informing themselves. It is a sanctuary where they rescue animals from hunters, exploiters, circuses, etc. They can not return them to their habitat because they did not learn to survive. Criticism is easy.”

ICYMI, this is the video that set the whole thing into motion.

Since posting it on Saturday, the video has been viewed almost 3 million times and has racked up nearly 10,000 comments.

And for the true chismosas out there, this is Maluma’s angry clap back video:

The reggaetonero did not hide his anger and calls out fans as “ignorant and stupid.” He then went on the following rant:

“I was looking at the comments of my last post with a lion, Mala Mia. I don’t know, I don’t understand why people are so stupid, people so stupid that they think it’s my pet. They do not understand that this animal is there because it was rescued. They do not understand it would be dead if it had not been rescued.”

Maluma even put all the haters on blast asking what they were doing to help animals.

“Why is it still in their head that I would have a lion as a pet? Why, instead of writing stupid things and arguing and judging, why don’t you go out and buy food for dogs that need it on the street? Why not go and save animals, as Eduardo is doing with the foundation? Stop arguing and don’t be ignorant.”

Wow. Just wow.

In the now-deleted videos, an offended Maluma emphasized that he is dedicated to protecting animals.

“I’m an animal lover and I always be. I would never support the trafficking of animals. How could you even think that I could have an animal like that as a pet?” he lamented.

Despite all the drama, Maluma’s Instagram blackout only lasted a day.

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So for those of us who were looking for our daily dose of #thristraps, you’ll be glad to know that all of Maluma’s thirsty photos are back on Instagram.

READ: Maluma Stirred Up A Massive Debate This Weekend After Posting This Photo On Mother’s Day Where He Plants A Huge Kiss On His Mom’s Lips

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Interview: Brazilian Superstar Anitta Talks “Girl From Rio”, Upcoming Album and More

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Interview: Brazilian Superstar Anitta Talks “Girl From Rio”, Upcoming Album and More

In our exclusive interview here at Latido Music by mitú with Brazilian Pop icon Anitta, the “Girl From Rio” singer talked to us more in detail about her new song which was inspired by “The Girl From Ipanema”, filming the music video, the rumors about a Maluma collab in the works and more.

Watch the full interview below:

The “Girl From Rio” music video pays homage to old cinema, but also celebrates the current vibrant Rio culture

The video is a celebratory homage to the resilient and vibrant culture of her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Switching from 1950s cinema to today’s diversity in the city. Updating the melody of “The Girl From Ipanema” with a 21st-century twist, Anitta serves up a sassy, trap-beat-infused sexy ode to the ladies of her hometown. 

While writing the song, there were rumors in Brazil that Anitta might have another brother from her dad’s side. Turns out, that the rumors were true and Anitta decided to include her half-brother in the music video, which became a family affair.

Anitta also shared on her Twitter how proud she is about this project and the visual direction from Giovanni Blanco and Jeff Selis.

Anitta also talked to us about what it meant for her to win the Best Female Artist award at this year’s Latin American Music Awards, and how for a Girl From Rio like her to break into the Latin music industry is a huge honor.

Anitta has been keeping busy lately promoting “Girl From Rio.”

Just this past Tuesday, Anitta had a beautiful performance from The Goodtime Hotel in Miami for Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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READ: Anitta Posts Bikini Photo After Arcángel Says Women Should Cover Up

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Reventón De Verano Live-Stream Concert: Maluma, Becky G, Myke Towers And More Performing

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Reventón De Verano Live-Stream Concert: Maluma, Becky G, Myke Towers And More Performing

Colombian superstar Maluma is headlining the Reventón de Verano virtual live-stream concert this weekend. Other Latin music superstars in the line-up to perform include Becky G, Prince Royce, and Myke Towers.

The show will be available to stream for free this Sunday (and next week).

The popular beer brand Anheuser-Busch is hosting Reventón de Verano. The virtual live stream kicks off on Sunday, May 2 at 6 p.m. EST. Fans can stream the show for free at ReventonLive.com. If you miss out on the first airing on Sunday, the concert will be available to watch in full the coming week at the website.

Maluma and co. will be performing from different parts of the world.

The cool thing about Reventón de Verano is that the artists are performing from different parts of the world. Maluma, who recently partnered with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold for his song “Rumba,” will be performing live from Miami. His backdrop will be a sustainable art gallery by Federico Uribe, who designed his 7 Días En Jamaica (#7DJ) album cover.

Prince Royce will be performing from his home turf of the Bronx. Becky G will be performing from her hood of Inglewood. Similarly, Myke Towers is shooting his performance from Puerto Rico. He promises a special guest performance as part of his set. The Boricua rapper recently dropped his album Lyke Mike.

Other artists scheduled to perform include Mon Laferte and Lupita Infante.

Tejana actress Eva Longoria will also appear for a special cooking segment. Leslie Grace, Wilmer Valderrama, and Karen Gonzalez are set to join Longoria during her segment.

Other artists scheduled to perform include Mexican pop star Sofía Reyes, Chilean rock star Mon Laferte, and Lupita Infante, the granddaughter of Mexican legend Pedro Infante. Venezuelan-American influencer Lele Pons is helping host the show.

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Read: Exclusive: Maluma Talks Sun Collab “Rumba,” Working with The Weeknd, J.Lo And More

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