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Bad Bunny has maintained a politically charged platform stemming back to his Soundcloud days. Photo: ERIC ROJAS/AFP via Getty Images

When Bad Bunny talks politics, people listen

The reagguetón singer seldom shies away from socio-political discourse and uses his platform to prove it.

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Some know him as Bad Bunny, others as San Benito – nonetheless, the singer’s many monikers have shifted the way we approach celebrity activism, particularly within the reagguetón genre. 

Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio rose to fame in 2016 and has consistently maintained a chart-topping status with no apparent signs of renouncing his coveted position, disrupting the Urbano Latin Trap scene.

His position in mainstream airwaves has made him a global phenomenon through his music and visually arresting performances, displaying warped gender roles and deconstructed fashion statements.

However popular he may be, Bunny always reminds fans his music stems from his deeply entrenched Puerto Rican roots, a point he revived in an interview with Telemundo. 

“I still believe I’m there making music, and it’s for Puerto Ricans. I forget that everyone listens to me,” he said. 

But while he’s fond, he’s also critical. Throughout his budding career, Bad Bunny has not strayed away from tough conversations, especially concerning Puerto Rico, an island mired with corruption, bad actors, and a deteriorating infrastructure. 

From the streets to the stage, he’s often used his platform to bash the Puerto Rican government. Here are just a few key moments when Bad Bunny did not mince words:

 

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