Bad Bunny Addresses The Haters And Proves He Will Remain Extra No Matter What

Bad Bunny is killing it right now. The Puerto Rican Latin Trap artist has had a slew of singles on the Billboard charts since his breakthrough in 2017. He’s also currently riding high on two hit singles: “Caro” and “Callaíta.” Still, despite all of his achievements, the rapper recently revealed that it feels most people tend to focus on his nonbinary fashion choices rather than his music.

And he’s refusing to let it bother him one bit.

Paper magazine featured Bad Bunny on their digital cover and the artist spoke out against his haters that simply cannot accept his style.

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Meet Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican rapper taking over YouTube

Meet Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican rapper taking over YouTube. Bad Bunny is a trap rapper who is making waves in the Latin music world. His debut album, “X 100PRE,” scored the No. 1 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart this year. But it’s probably not the first time you’ve seen him. He’s worked with Cardi B on “I Like It” and “Mia” with Drake. And he just dropped his new song, “Callaita.” But Bad Bunny’s appeal extends beyond these star-studded music collaborations. He’s been instrumental in bringing Latin trap to mainstream American audiences while rapping mostly in Spanish.

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Bad Bunny Just Hits Different

Bad Bunny sounds tired on first “hello,” but his energy soon peps up. When we speak over the phone, he’s in the midst of wrapping up a U.S. tour, and a few nights earlier, he’d sold out Madison Square Garden. I ask how he feels about that milestone: “How do you think?” he replies. “Happy. Proud.”

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican trapero’s celebrity status exploded last year after a series of mega-hits, most notably “Mia” featuring Drake and “I Like It” with Cardi B and Colombian reggaetón star J Balvin, that charted high across multiple categories (the latter, of course, hitting number one on the Hot 100). In November, YouTube announced his placement as the third most played artist globally (just behind J Balvin, with fellow Puerto Rican artist Ozuna, who he also collaborates with, at number one).

In Puerto Rico, for a few years now, his music has been ubiquitous: Across the archipelago, any time of day, every day, the thick and booming, subtly garbled baritone of Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio — el Conejo Malo — can be heard blaring from a passing car, pouring out the doors of a bar, on the radio, floating along the beach or reverberating from a neighbor’s apartment. You can even hear it onstage at queer drag shows.

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Puerto Rican Slang and Culture Through Bad Bunny Lyrics in Photos

Puerto Rican reggaetonero and trap artist El Conejo Malo has gone from bagging groceries in his home town of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico to a full-fledged award-winning artist in the span of just a couple years. While the 25-year-old has become an international success, he’s committed to his roots and it shows.

His album X100pre Nochebuena is the gift that keeps on giving to the world. For any Boricua that has his album on loop, you might keep picking up on new gems along the way.

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Bad Bunny champions a new masculinity through fashion

In an Instagram post from March 8, Puerto Rican trap artist Bad Bunny photographed his manicured hands against a turquoise swimming pool, his fingernails painted in an iridescent hue.”By the way, how about my nails?” the caption playfully concludes in Spanish, followed by a blushing smiley face and a painting-nails emoji.

Cue 1 million-plus likes and more than 24,000 comments — most of them in Spanish — from his 15.9 million followers, ranging from the celebratory (“I love it!!!!!!!” “Bad Bunny is a whole MOOOOOD”) to the homophobic and disapproving (“[You’re] helping the youth distort their minds and go against what God has created.”)

All of this is standard for Bad Bunny. The 25-year-old, born Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, is known for provoking audiences in Latin America and beyond with his penchant for painted nails, bright colors, short-shorts and rose-tinted sunglasses.

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Watch Bad Bunny Ride A Jet Ski Through The Sky In ‘200 MPH’ Video With Diplo

If Taylor Swift‘s aggressively bubbly “ME!” video isn’t really your speed, try out Bad Bunny‘s “200 MPH,” another vibrant vid released on Friday (April 26).

Diplo assists the Puerto Rican superstar’s flow on the buoyant trap banger, and he also shows up in the vid for a sun-soaked, model-filled beach hang. It’s packed with special effects, like Bad Bunny driving a jet ski through the sky and bouncing on a woman’s butt like it’s a trampoline, à la “Baby Got Back.” Elsewhere, turtles swim through the clouds, animated eyeballs fill the screen, and the whole thing is fueled by “Bunny Beer,” which we can only wish is an actual beverage that exists somewhere.

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