LOS ANGELES – Bad Bunny was introduced three years ago and released independent music on SoundCloud and now appears on shows like "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" and shares scenarios with stars like Cardi B.
The Puerto Rican trap and reggaeton singer performed the number one hit "I Like It" with the rapper and J Balvin on Tuesday night at the American Music Awards.
"(I am) proud, very happy, grateful for God, for life, for the fans, for the Latinos who have supported me and brought me here," said Bad Bunny upon his arrival at the ceremony in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. angels.
He also expressed grateful to Cardi B that he should be part of his hit.
"She did not know anything, the producers made this mix and when they taught her the last song, she was happy and we were grateful for her opportunity to accept and gave us that opportunity to expand our market and leave us in other places know, "he explained. "And in the world here she is one of the greatest artists, also proud of her, who represents Latino's worldwide." So happy, happy, it's going well, "he said.
Although the trap does not speak much English, he is excited and proud of the new type of "crossover" he currently sees in music. A few years ago artists such as Shakira and Ricky Martin conquered the Anglo market in English, now we see Anglo stars singing in Spanish, like Beyoncé with J Balvin and Willy William in & # 39; Mi gente & # 39 ;.
"We are stuck, we are in fashion", said Bad Bunny smiling. "I believe Latinos are becoming more and more common in the United States and gaining ground, and every time they have a role, a role, a very important position in what society is, culture in the United States, and it's a blessing that All this is given, I believe they are years of struggle, sacrifice, work and now the results are seen and the wave will continue to grow, the impact will be greater, so with everything, & # 39; ready & # 39; for what therefore "He said.
As one of the stars of the fastest rising Latin music, Bad Bunny managed to fill stadiums with his tour "The New Religion", but the strong pace of his work influenced his health. Less than two weeks ago, the 24-year-old rapper had to postpone two concerts because he was suffering from severe pain.
"Thanks to God, we are good," confirmed the artist, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio. "A few ailments, we're already in the 25th and I do not know when it's that old age starts, but already (I have to) play sports, eat well, sleep in. Normal things you have to do and sometimes you forget the hustle and bustle of the work, concerts, study and I felt physically exhausted, but we are already recovering thanks to God and we're ready for more, "he concluded.