Maluma isn’t the only heartbreaker in this music video.
The reggaeton superstar teamed up with Brazilian singer Nego do Borel on “Corazón” and the video will make your heart melt. “Corazón” is off Maluma’s upcoming album F.A.M.E., which will be released in 2018. Do Borel is not the only Brazilian influence in the song. Maluma drops some Portuguese and the video was shot in Brazil while Maluma was touring in the country.
While he makes everyone sweat during the video, one little boy was really playing the field. You see him running from place to place handing out a heart necklace to several girls on his journey for love, but it doesn’t quite work out for him.
The little boy in “Corazón” seemed to be desperately seeking love.
CREDIT: MalumaVEVO / YouTube
When he isn’t dancing with Maluma and do Borel, he is slinging heart necklaces to all the girls he runs into.
He really thought that he was going to get away with passing out all of these necklaces.
CREDIT: MalumaVEVO / YouTube
He’s like that dude in the bar who ends up buying 24 different women drinks in the hopes that one will be into him.
By the end of the music video, dude realizes that he messed up and all the girls he tried to play show up, necklaces in hand.
CREDIT: MalumaVEVO / YouTube
Dayum. They do not play. But, tbh, it is what he deserves since he was trying to be a little playere. Now he is left just picking up the pieces after breaking his own heart.
Since Jair Bolsonaro assumed office as Brazil’s president on January 1, 2019, a lot has changed for the LGBTQ+ community of Brazil. In the past, Bolsonaro has publicly stated that he’d prefer his son to die than to be gay. During his winning campaign, he relied on anti-gay rhetoric to gain right-wing support. In April of this year, he told reporters that Brazil “can’t be a country of the gay world, of gay tourism.”
São Paulo’s first gay pride parade since his election is set to prove him wrong. This month, the Brazil Supreme Court has criminalized discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community, much to Bolsonaro’s dismay, and the gays are celebrating.
Hundreds of thousands of queer people flooded the streets of Brazil’s largest city.
There were nineteen moving stages with live performances by queer and allied artists that kept the world’s largest gay party going. Like many other LGBT parades, São Paulo aimed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots against police brutality in New York City.
These are the people that Bolsonaro refuses to accept or acknowledge.
The fact is that we’re queer and we’re here. The culture of Brazil has changed rapidly in the last 10 years. More and more LGBTQ+ rights have been secured while the evangelical community has grown 15 percent since 2000. A third of the country is now evangelical, which often translates into flagrant homophobia.
Brazilians were soaked up all sun and no hate this past weekend.
The parade lasted all day June 24 and might have been the largest parade in the country’s history. With both victories to celebrate and growing hate to keep the community marching forward, there were plenty of reasons to show up.
Last month, the head of the nation’s HIV Prevention Task Force was fired for launching a campaign to educate transgender Brazilians about the deadly virus.
Acknowledging trans people in Brazil has become a fireable offense, and it’s not going to get better while Bolsonaro is in charge. Some politicians are even advocating to ban gender and sexual orientation diversity from being discussed in the classroom.
This is erasure and São Paulo isn’t having any of it.
The city launched the use of new walking signals up and down the main street that feature same-sex couples in time for the celebration of PRIDE. Seeing ourselves in even the smallest ways is validating.
Bolsonaro has inspired bills that seek to define a family as an exclusively heterosexual relationship.
That would limit LGBTQ+ folks from accessing health care, welfare benefits, and adoption abilities, and so much more. Of course, evangelicals are also pushing for a bathroom bill to go into effect.
Human rights watchdog Grupo Gay Bahia reports that 141 LGBT people have died because of hate crimes or suicide between January and May 15 of this year.
That’s an average of one person every 23 hours. The LGBTQ+ community is in serious threat, especially as a toxic culture continues to brew in Brazil. Currently, 1 in 6 Brazilian politicians is evangelical (i.e. right-wing conservative).
Many signs at the parade affirmed to the community that God loves them.
Too often, Latinos raised in religious households internalize homophobia for others and even against themselves. These kinds of messages are more powerful than heteros realize.
Bolsonaro refuses to include the LGBTQ+ community as a group protected by the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights.
Bolsonaro has spoken to reporters about how the future will no longer look like boys playing with dolls. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls under Bolsonaro’s understandings of the words.
But at least we have glitter. 🌈
Sorry, Bolsonaro. We have style, compassion, and wide open hearts, and you don’t. Must suck.
There was also a considerable intersection of gay pride and advocacy to release ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from prison.
He was convicted of money laundering and being bribed and sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison. Politicians ranging from Noam Chomsky to the Nobel laureate of Argentina to Bernie Sanders have advocated for his release. It’s been brought to light that Bolsonaro likely had a hand in denying Lula due process and a fair trial.
Happy Pride, Brazil!
Thank you for having the bravery to stand up to an administration that wants to erase you from existence.
The day after Cardi B pleaded “not guilty” to the assault of two bartenders at a strip club in August 2018, she dropped her long-anticipated music video for summer banger “Press.” In the five hours since the video was published, it’s reached nearly 2 million views–a new record for the rapper.
Just last week, Cardi performed for a Los Angeles crowd to announce “I ain’t going to jail.” “Press” offers an entirely different narrative, all of which can only prove Cardi B’s artistry beyond a reasonable doubt.
The video opens with Cardi B heavy making out with a girl.
Of course, everyone has an opinion on this–ranging from it being a stance against homophobia to queerbaiting. All we know is that she uses the makeout for her opening shot and, well, okay.
Next thing we know, Cardi B is casually smoking a cigarette when she pulls out a gun.
After the make out session, the screen fades to black, then to a muscular man getting involved in the beginnings of a sex scene. The screen fades to black and we see Cardi looking like a chingona. Shots are fired. The screen fades to black.
We see crowds of Cardi B fans outside a courthouse with two black women acting as police officers.
This video does an excellent job of illustrating a dystopian reality where women are in charge. Fans are having discussions about the undertone of experiencing police uniforms instill a credible sense of safety in the viewer.
Once again, Cardi B is a fashion icon.
We see her get dragged into an interrogation room looking fly. Twitter user @BlasianMimi is worked up: “Cardi fucking ATE you hear me she did not come to play. The subliminal messages, the visuals, the fashion, the acting. Everything was perfect #PressMusicVideo”
Then, we see Cardi B completely naked with blood dripping down her arms.
This feels like a personal message to the women pressing charges against Cardi for allegedly throwing bottles at them.
“B****es in my business, they tryna plot (woo) Hoes poppin’ sh** like they hot but they not (no)”
In Cardi B’s directorial debut, we get to see her vision come to life.
That vision is an army of back up dancers and Cardi herself completely nude with their nipples and crotches blurred out–a recreation of Barbie dolls. In an Instagram post, Cardi thanks her team for making their crotches look “pleasant” because it was “really difficult” to make that happen in editing.
As she walks to court, she’s in all white from her hair to her eyebrows to her toes.
That vision is all Cardi B. She says she was very specific about getting that look, and fans have so many opinions about it. White is a symbol of innocence, but whiteness in a courtroom is a metaphor for invincibility.
Her entire legal team is made up of young women, mostly women of color.
Everyone is wearing the costume they’re meant to wear in the arena of life. Cardi B’s white outfit is meant to mean something to the judges.
But all the judges are old white men.
Sounds familiar right? One Twitter user was aghast, “14 white and old judges, wow.” Others retweeted that this was the U.S. Supreme Court in a nutshell.
There are white men everywhere screaming at Cardi B.
In the trial, all the people transcribing are young black women. All the people in power are white men.
“Done with the talkin’, I’m open to violence Ask anybody, they know I’m about it”
All the haters are white.
The people giving testimony against Cardi B are white men and women alike. Cardi’s all-white outfit doesn’t “pass” for the power as white skin. Cardi is sentenced to prison.
To be clear… she’s committing violent crimes all over the place.
We saw her shoot the gun during her threesome earlier on and now, her entire back up dance team are murdered on the ground. Everyone in the courtroom is bloodied, on the ground.
Cardi B is walked to her cell where she ends up drowning her cellmate in a toilet.
Why did she drown her cellmate? Cardi shared on Instagram that she “really wanted to drown somebody in the toilet and kill them ‘cause that’s just such terrible way to die.”
Of course, the haters are out there, but the Latino Bardi Gang has her back.
With over 3 million views in less than 7 hours and climbing, Cardi ‘s getting more press, whether she needs it or not. Congrats on your upcoming Emmy, girl.
You can watch the full music video below.
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