YHLQMDLG is out via Rimas Entertainment
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While Bad Bunny’s video expresses support for women’s freedom – as also noted in its closing statement – his decision to wear prosthetic breasts, wigs, dresses, high heels, and skintight leather outfits while ‘perreando,’ a Puerto Rican dance popularized in the 80s, speaks volumes for his support of the LGBTQIA+ community.
The shirt was in response to the shocking February murder of Alexa Negrón Luciano. A 27-year-old transgender adult from Puerto Rico. CNN reports videos of that fatal night were intentionally shared on social media – which sparked horrific comments. Luciano’s murder has also recently sparked a stronger discourse around hate crimes against the LGBTQIA+ community in Puerto Rico and the United States. Which, according to the HRC, continues to see a shameful rise.
While Bad Bunny’s video will certainly be divisive among different communities in Puerto Rico, the U.S., and Latin America, an ally like Bad Bunny is pivotal in changing discourse. Hopefully, the intended messages of this masterpiece are not lost in nearsighted internet comments. Stream YHLQMDLG by Bad Bunny. See past coverage here.
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