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Reggaetonera Ivy Queen Surprised Two Of Her Biggest Fans Who Gave Her A Very Special Gift

How many of us feel like we have special connections with a certain singer or artist or actor? The type of connection that makes you basically tear up the moment you think about them or a song that has a special meaning for you? I have several…but one of the more popular ones would be Bad Bunny. If I feel like crying, I can sit myself in front of my TV and just watch his music videos and get moved to tears. Juan Gabriel is another. RIP.

But this isn’t about me. And it’s not about Bad Bunny. Ni Juanga.

Mitú organized a very special meeting between her reina, the Ivy Queen herself and two of her biggest fans, Josh and Marcos. The result was an emotional meet and greet that left all three of them (plus all of us watching) feeling all the feels.

Ivy Queen put out a call on social media asking for help in locating old memorabilia.

The Queen of Reggaeton was once asked if a fan were to ever give her something, what would she most want? Her answer surprised many.

In conversation with Mitú, Ivy Queen explains that when she was young she was moving around a lot and bouncing between places to live, so she decided it was best to put most of her stuff in a storage unit. Unfortunately, Queen ended up in a bad situation where she didn’t have the money to pay rent on the storage unit and she lost years of memories and memorabilia, including original copies of her albums.

So, for Ivy Queen, the most meaningful gift she could get from a fan would be one of these original albums or pieces of memorabilia. Enter: Josh and Marcos.

Josh and Marcos heeded her call and sent her a very special piece of her musical history.

Josh and Marcos, two Ivy Queen superfans, began the search for whatever original Ivy Queen merchandise they could get their hands on. Once they had it, they sent it to la reina and prepared themselves for a very special and heartfelt thank you.

The item in question: an original cassette tape of Ivy Queen’s album En Mi Imperio.

Queen points out how much the gift means to her. “It means a lot…because it’s going to be one of the tools I leave to my daughter. I want her to realize that was my first album…when she comes to realize who I am.” She also loves how having a cassette will force her to buy a walkman – remember those?

For Josh and Marcos, the experience was super emotional.

Josh – a super fan since 2006 – points out that he first started listening to Ivy Queen after hearing one of her songs on a Top 10 countdown. He became obsessed with her look, the rhythm, and her lyrics.

Both of them became visually emotional during the powerful meeting and they expressed how much it meant to them to be seen by a woman as famous and as open as Ivy Queen.

For Marcos, he described Ivy Queen as becoming something like a mother figure for her warm embrace of the duo and for being so open with her fans about her struggles and her identity. It was a very special moment and you can see how important it meant to all three of them.

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Ivy Queen And Nesi Joined Bad Bunny On Stage For This Epic “Yo Perreo Sola” Remix

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Ivy Queen And Nesi Joined Bad Bunny On Stage For This Epic “Yo Perreo Sola” Remix

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Of course, 2020 will go down in history as an absolute pesadilla of a year. From our politics and racial inequality to the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen and experienced the absolute worst this year. It’s been a constant onslaught that it seems like our lives are dominated by bad news 24/7. And that’s not exactly a lie.

But if there’s one silver lining to 2020 – it’s been the music.

From surprise releases by Bad Bunny and Maluma and several new singles from J Balvin to chart-topping bops from Cardi B and Karol G, the music this year has been pure fire. It’s truly helped so many people get through 2020 and now with award season approaching, we’re likely to get some extra good bits.

That’s exactly what Bad Bunny had in mind for us as he took the stage last night with two female artists, to bring us a special remix of one of the year’s most iconic songs.

Bad Bunny teamed up with two female artists to give us the remix to “Yo Perreo Sola” we’ve always wanted.

Last night at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles, Bad Bunny gave his fans the ultimate gift – a special remix of one of his most iconic songs. And it wasn’t just any ol’ remix. San Benito brought out two special reggaetóneras to sing alongside him and it was everything.

El Conejo Malo performed his hit song, “Yo Perreo Sola,” but before he even took the stage, none other than the reggaeton queen herself, Ivy Queen, kicked off the performance. Wearing a full bedazzled black-and-silver bodysuit, Ivy began dancing along to the song before taking off her mask and unveiling herself. She sang the first verses before Bad Bunny made his entrance. The twosome were also joined by Puerto Rican rapper Nesi, who is originally featured on the single.

Ivy has said in the past that today’s reggaetón artists seem to be shunning the stars and artists of the past – not paying respect where respect is due. In fact, Bad Bunny had come under fire for not featuring Nesi as a writer on the single when it was first released. So, it was nice to see Bad Bunny share the spotlight with the OG reggaetónera and the voice that helped make the song the success it’s become.

The remix is a total bop and couldn’t have come at a better time.

I’m not gonna lie. I didn’t know if “Yo Perreo Sola” could actually get any better. From the lyrics and message to the video, it’s the total package.

But this remix really takes the track to the next level!

Our reina – Ivy Queen – arguably stole the show last night with her performance.

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Everything about last night’s award ceremony was fine. Obviously, not having a live audience makes things difficult for the performers. And that was obvious to viewers until Ivy Queen took the stage.

When the OG Queen emerged onstage in a structured superhero fit in a style I’d like to label “robotic diamonds,” she came complete with exaggerated hips and shoulders. She looked incredible. Show-stopping good. Like, unnecessarily good. So good, in fact, that everyone else looked bad. For a show without an audience, she went well above and beyond.

And we stand hard Ivy Queen, she’s repeatedly shown just how incredible she is.

How many of us feel like we have special connections with a certain singer or artist or actor? The type of connection that makes you basically tear up the moment you think about them or a song that has a special meaning for you?

For so many of us, the chance to meet one of our icons is everything. Well, Ivy Queen makes people’s dreams come true. She has special connections with so many of her fans and she makes herself accessible.

Many of her fans have said they see her as a mother figure for her acceptance and warm embrace.

Bad Bunny was also awarded Top Latin Artist – an award that many say he deserves.

Right after the stunning performance – I’m still gooped! – Bad Bunny was awarded Top Latin Artist.

“What a time to be Latino. We got the power. So proud, thank you to Billboards, thank you to all my fans around the world,” he said before dedicating his award to all the women in the world, especially Latinas.

“Without you nothing would exist,” he continued in Spanish. “Enough violence against women. Let’s educate everyone now for a better future.”He added that everyone should understand that you can have fun and be respectful at the same time. “Si ella no quiere bailar contigo, respeta. Ella perrea sola.”

And excitement is not over for San Benito just yet. Next week at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Bad Bunny is up for 14 nominations and next month we’ll see if he wins any of his nine Latin Grammy nods.

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