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Bad Bunny Reveals That He Was Shooting Scenes For ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Before The Pandemic And Fans Are Losing It

Still craving more Bad Bunny? Yea, me too. Despite two chart-topping albums and starring on the cover of Rolling Stone (being the first Latino Urbano artist to do so – I might add!), Benito isn’t even starting to get tired.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Bad Bunny let it slip that he was actually in the process of filming scenes for Narcos: Mexico before the Coronavirus pandemic hit.

Yup – Bad Bunny was filming scenes for Narcos: Mexico before the pandemic hit.

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From rapper to actor, Bad Bunny is looking to expand his portfolio. The Puerto Rican reggaetónero is currently quarantine with this partner, Gabriela, at an Airbnb in Puerto Rico. But just last week, he made history gracing the cover of Rolling Stone. Hidden in the cover story, by Suzy Exposito, was the admission that the superstar was in Mexico shooting scenes for Narcos: Mexico when the pandemic hit.

Like most series, production for the popular crime drama came to a halt in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Bad Bunny is looking on the bright side of it all though, telling the outlet, “Maybe I needed the rest!”

Whether or not he “needed” the rest, there is no denying that it is well-deserved. At the time of the mid-March interview, the Grammy award-winning artist was having a great start to his year. His album Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana, translated “I Do Whatever I Want,” became the record holder as the highest-charting Spanish-language album in the U.S. He also participated in the experience of a lifetime when he joined Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and J Balvin on state at the Super Bowl halftime show.

And apparently adding ‘actor’ to his resume has long been a goal of the ‘Ignorantes’ singer.

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While it’s only a matter of time until Bad Bunny can hopefully get back to work, his acting debut should lead him well on the way to accomplishing another goal. 

“One of my goals is to be the voice of an animated character in Spanish,” he said in his Rolling Stone interview.

The possibility of Bad Bunny being in Narcos: Mexico, makes the wait that much harder.

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Now that you think back to the end of season two, it’s kind of obvious that there was more to come in the way of a likely season three. After all, the epic show chronicles the action-packed War on Drugs (from Colombia to Mexico) with no shortage of interesting narratives and even more interesting characters.

What started off as a show largely about infamous Colombian drug dealer Pablo Escobar has now grown into its own successful franchise with multiple story lines that make the show truly addictive. Not to mention the show has featured some of the best names in Latino actors, from Diego Luna and Michael Peña to Pedro Pascal and Wagner Maura. Now we can look forward to adding Bad Bunny aka. El Conejo Malo aka. Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio to the star-studded lineup. It also means it’s going to make the wait until 2021 (when the show is expected to make it’s season three debut) that much more difficult.

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Karol G, Bad Bunny, And Cardi B Lead AMA Nominations

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Karol G, Bad Bunny, And Cardi B Lead AMA Nominations

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The American Music Awards included three new categories to highlight Latin music stars. The nominations are officially out and here are the Latinos who are nominated for awards at the AMAs.

Cardi B

Not even a pandemic could keep Cardi B down. The rapper had an amazing year when it comes to her music career, especially with the release of “WAP.” Therefore, it should not be a surprise that Cardi B has been nominated for Collaboration of the Year for “WAP,” Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip Hop, and Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop for “WAP.”

Bad Bunny

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The Puerto Rican artist is one of the most beloved members of the Latin music world. He has been nominated for the most awards of all male Latin music artist with four nominations. Bad Bunny is up for Best Male Artist – Latin, Favorite Album – Latin for “Las que no iban de salir” and “YHLQMDLG,” and Favorite Latin Song for “Vete.”

J Balvin

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J Balvin will always be an important part of Latin music and the AMA nominations show why. The Colombian artist has been nominated for Favorite Male Artist – Latin and Favorite Song – Latin for “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life).”

Ozuna

Ozuna was the center of a controversial couple of years but his music career has always been strong. This year, he is going against Bad Bunny and J Balvin for Favorite Male Artist – Latin.

Becky G

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The Inglewood-native continues to slay with her incredible music. The AMAs have taken notice and the singer is up for Favorite Female Artist – Latin.

KAROL G

KAROL G is one musician that will definitely be around for a long time to come. The Colombian singer and songwriter has made a major name for herself and landed two AMA nominations. KAROL G is up for both Favorite Female Artist – Latin and Favorite Song – Latin for “Tusa.”

Rosalía

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There is a lot of controversy about Rosalía and her inclusion in Latin music. While she does sing in Spanish, people have an issue with her being considered Latin music. However, the AMAs nominated Rosalía for Favorite Female Artist – Latin.

Anuel AA

Anuel AA rounds out the list of nominees for the AMAs. The singer is nominated for Favorite Album – Latin for “Emmanuel.”

READ: Karol G Use Of A Problematic Message To Make A BLM Statement Is A Reminder That Y’all Need To Listen Before They Speak

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Netflix Has Confirmed That ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Is Coming Back For Season 3 Without Diego Luna

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Netflix Has Confirmed That ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Is Coming Back For Season 3 Without Diego Luna

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“Narcos” is one of Netflix’s most wildly popular original series. Over the years, fans have learned about Narcos culture and history through the show and we are officially getting another season. Here’s what we know.

“Narcos: Mexico” Season 3 is coming to Netflix and, like, omg.

“Narcos” first started with following the drug trade in Colombia with Pablo Escobar. The fourth season was instead “Narcos: Mexico” and the beginnings of the Mexican drug trade became the focus of the series. Fans went wild for the show and it has continued to enjoy success with the Netflix audience.

Showrunner Eric Newman is stepping down in the coming season.

Instead, co-creator Carlos Bernard is stepping up and taking on the role of showrunner. Newman was the showrunner for five seasons since “Narcos” first started and is excited to see the show develop under Bernard.

“I am grateful for my five years at the helm of ‘Narcos’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico’ and am immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows,” Newman told Variety. “Carlos Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over ten years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of Season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ in his very capable hands.”

Brace yourself because Diego Luna is not joining the cast this season.

Tbh, Luna was one of the best parts of the show. He isn’t everything but he was a major part of the iconic and beloved show. The news is bumming out large parts of the “Narcos” fanbase who have come to love and look forward to him.

People are ready for this to happen yesterday.

Like, thank you for letting us know it is happening Netflix. Now we need to know when the show will actually be released. We appreciate the little update but we just need to know when we can watch the show.

We look forward to the release date, Netflix.

We are ready to sit on the couch and binge the season the moment it drops. Let’s get this together and get the show streaming. Thank you so very much!

READ: Diego Luna Talks The Importance Of The Storytelling In ‘Narcos: Mexico’ And Why Mexico City Will Always Be His Home

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