Karol G Is Using Her Music To Showcase All Aspects of Womanhood: ‘We Like Sex Too’
Over the last few years, Karol G has shown the world the true meaning of the word ‘bichota.’
The Medellín native has built a name and place for herself in a male-dominated industry. Her steamy love life, sultry voice and mermaid red hair are just a few of her most discussed attributes.
She even made it onstage most recently to sing “No One” with Alicia Keys in Bogotá, Colombia. Talk about coming full circle after she released a video covering Keys 13 years ago before making it big.
However, her meteoric rise didn’t come without turbulence.
In a recent interview with W Magazine, Karol G dished on how she stays authentic and vulnerable in her music, breaking gender stereotypes and paving the way for women.
Breaking through the limitations of Latinx gender politics
The “Mañana Será Bonito” star started in 2006 when she was only 14, appearing as a competitor on The X Factor. Despite her talent, it took several years before industry executives took her seriously. She claims they rejected her for being a woman.
That wouldn’t be the only drawback, however.
Karol G recognizes the obstacles and scrutiny women in entertainment face. But, reggaeton, as a genre, had an added component to it — longstanding gender politics in Latino communities.
“For us in the Latina community, it’s different,” she told the publication. “It has been very hard to find a place of respect in this industry. Now I’m super happy to see the movement grow and be at the point where girls are representing and saying, ‘We have our side of the story. We have different situations and moods; we are good girls, bad girls, boss girls — we feel, we have intimacy, we like sex too.’ ”
Preach it, mamiii!
Karol G’s new album is an exercise in vulnerability
Karol G’s latest album, “Mañana Será Bonito,” explores womanhood in all of its complex capacities. Since its release in February, the album broke records becoming the number one highest-charting album by a female artist in Spanish.
That’s not all. This work was an exercise in vulnerability for Karol G, who wrote it amid a very public heartbreak.
“It was super hard for me to open myself up,” the songstress confessed. “Every song tells a story about me, about my life.”
At the risk of an emotional hangover, she doesn’t regret it.
Choosing to expose the most tender parts of herself on the album has led to a wholly authentic experience for her and her audience:
“If they’re going to love me, they should love Carolina the way she is.”
And, of course — we do.