“When I heard Daddy Yankee, I thought he was Afro, more or less like Tego Calderón. Normally, hiphop was always recognized for being African-American, even reggaeton when it started, regaee, most were also brown or black. When I saw the image of Daddy Yankee for the first time, I said: “Ah, I can be like him!” were the words that J Balvin he said in an interview with El Tiempo on September 10, 2021.
They are evoked because in himto ‘Music Sessions #49′ by Bizarrap, Resident affirmed that the Colombian is racist, saying in the song that “One day he said he wanted to do reggaeton, being frank, upon discovering that Daddy Yankee was white” and because of the scandal surrounding the video for ‘Perra’, where several black women They appear in chains and disguised as dogs.
This topic and others were the object not only of criticism and even analysis, but also of dozens of memes that took over social networks, especially on Twitter and Instagram.
As with many topics that generate this content, the Simpsons became a benchmark. For example, the well-known template for ‘Leave him, he’s already dead’ shone, nothing more than René’s face was located on Krusty’s body, and Balvin on the wounded thief’s.
In context: “The people fighting, they are killing them, and the guy uploading photos of Gandhi praying”: Residente’s ‘tiraera’ to J Balvin
As expected, more templates from The Simpsons appeared, especially on Twitter, and they even mocked a possible response from the boy from Medellín to the Puerto Rican and the fact that, according to himhe doesn’t write the songs he performs:
The song generated such a stir that even streamers Auronplay and Ibai Llanos trilled about the powerful rhymes that Residente sent to the Colombian.
While Auron tweeted “new fear unlocked: that resident dedicates 3 minutes of song to you.”, Ibai wrote that He hopes “Resident likes me because if he does to me what he just did to J Balvin, I’m going to a cave for seven months”.
Even Alejandro Sanz was impressed with what he had just heard, and Goyo, a member of ChocQuibtown, did not miss the opportunity to trill: “I was just writing sentences here, while listening to Residente rap for fun.”
Another topic that generated ridicule was J Balvin’s search for an adequate response; but many do not believe that he wrote it. They even quoted Lokillo, the freestyler who recently stood out in the battles of FMS Colombia.
Some took the opportunity to make more daring requests to René, such as dedicating a ‘tiraera’ to Uribe; and others, graphically referred to the beating inflicted by the Puerto Rican.
By the way, has J Balvin responded to Resident’s ‘tiraera’?
On his social networks, the interpreter of songs like ‘Mi gente’, ‘Ginza’ and ‘Yo te lodí’ has not posted anything about it; However, he took the opportunity to advertise some of his products and even upload an image of his partner, Valentina Ferrer carrying Rio in her arms, his little one.
In addition to that, he shared several videos of his visit to Buenos Aires, putting the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires as a location. In turn, she posted a photo together with Lebron James, making his well-known gesture with his hands as a sign of prayer.
On the other hand, the video for ‘Music Sessions #49’ by Bizarrap and Residente, accumulated in less than six hours, more than 10 million views on YouTube.