HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 11: Bad Bunny arrives for the 2nd Annual PornHub Awards on October 11 2019 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Glenn Francis/www.PacificProDigital.com)

How Bad Bunny is giving a voice to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican musician Bad Bunny is one of the most popular artistes in the world. His music has topped charts around the globe, and he has become a global icon. But Bad Bunny is more than just a musician. He is also a political voice for Puerto Rico.

Bad Bunny became a global superstar, with his 2022 release Un Verano Sin Ti becoming Spotify’s most streamed album of all time. Known for his Latin trap and reggaetón music, he has collaborated with artistes such as Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, and Nicki Minaj. 

Bad Bunny’s music has political significance, as he takes stands on LGBT rights and Puerto Rican issues. He is also known for his unconventional style, which includes painted nails, short shorts, and flamboyant outfits. 

His popularity is of particular resonance to young Puerto Ricans on and off the island, as Puerto Ricans lack voting representation in Congress and cannot vote in presidential elections. The Washington Post has described him as a “de-facto political icon”.

Bad Bunny has been outspoken about the challenges facing Puerto Rico, including the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017, the island’s debt crisis, and its political status as a US territory. He has used his platform to raise awareness of these issues and to call for change.

In 2019, Bad Bunny cut short his tour to join Puerto Rican protests against corruption. He has also spoken out about the need for Puerto Rico to become a state.

Bad Bunny’s music is often infused with political messages. His song “El Apagón” (The Blackout) deals with the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. The song’s lyrics speak to the resilience of the Puerto Rican people, but they also highlight the island’s ongoing struggles.

Bad Bunny’s music is not just for Puerto Ricans. It is for anyone who is interested in social justice and the fight for equality. His music gives a voice to the voiceless and empowers people to make a difference.

Bad Bunny is a global star, but he has never forgotten his roots. He is a proud Puerto Rican and an inspiration to young people around the world, and he is a force for good in the world.


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