Even when the singer’s concerts are over bad rabbit which he celebrated this weekend in Puerto Rico ColiseumShe still makes headlines for everything that happened inside them. One of the issues that drew attention and generated the most comments over the weekend was when, in one of his speeches during Thursday’s concert, he called out to Governor Pedro Pierluisi and all the politicians “who believe they own the country”.
On the night of Saturday, in his third and last concert “A Summer Without You”, Benito Martínez Ocasio, returned to the topic of the political situation on the island, trying to explain what part of the country understood as a “lack of respect” towards Pierluisi. The composer’s message was honored in several videos published by concertgoers on social networks.
“I’m of legal age now. I am 28 years old and I thank God for throwing me here on this piece of land, Puerto Rico. I thank God for giving me the family he gave me. And I understand that my family, my father and my mother raised me well.”, commented the popular singer as he paced from side to side on stage. “They taught me values, they taught me respect, they taught me good things that make me who I am today,” added the Vega Baja-born artist before greeting his parents in the audience.
The Puerto Rican continued his speech, focusing on respect for other people. “There are things you will learn as you grow up, in school, on the road and in life, period. And my family taught me respect. Respecting people, but also respecting myself. And I understand, I’m aware that saying Mamab to someone is disrespectful‘ commented the interpreter of ‘I’m acting nice’, before beginning a long list of reasons why he thinks the government and politicians don’t respect the people.
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“It’s a lack of respect, driving many Puerto Ricans who have to leave Puerto Rico. It is disrespectful that Puerto Rico is left without power every day, once, five, four times and no one tells me. Nobody tells me that. Do you know why? Because I live here. I live in Puerto Rico. I didn’t move,” he added, while receiving public support in the form of shouts and applause for every situation he mentioned.
“Do you know what disrespect is? Teachers’ salaries, policemen’s salaries, that’s disrespect. It is disrespectful that schools remain closed year after year. It is disrespectful that there are people in this country who do not have access to a hospital and a decent healthcare system‘ commented the artist, who will star alongside Brad Pitt in the film ‘Bullet Train,’ which premieres next Thursday, July 4th. “It’s disrespectful that they try to deceive us and end up catching us… but they caught up with the generation that won’t leave, puñ…”.
Before concluding his speech, which at times felt more like a political rally than an urban music concert, Bad Bunny wanted to send a message to the country’s political class, pointing out that the younger generations “have the power” and that they wouldn’t go “Let’s be disrespectful again”.
“I don’t want to be the most revolutionary, the most rebellious, I don’t want to be, what do I know, whatever you want to call me, the most independent. It’s not about political ideals. That’s nothing against the statesmen, the librists,” the reggaeton player clarified. “This is about dignity and respect for a country tired of being surprised year after year. And that the generations that are growing up, the generation that is walking with me, know that they have a voice, that they have the power, and that we will not be disregarded again. And it’s not from one day to the next, it’s bit by bit, I know it’s step by step, but little by little the power is being felt and they know it. That’s why they’re scared.”
three concert days
As with the first two concerts, Bad Bunny was joined on stage by a large group of singers last night. On this occasion, the Puerto Rico Coliseum was present Rai Nao Y Rohw Alexanderin addition to Chencho Corleone Y Jay Cortez, as in the other concerts. In addition, singers such as tony dice, Antilles villain, viewfinder, Tom TorresBomba Estéreo, The Marías, Arcángel and Jowell and Randy.
Bad Bunny made history on Thursday by broadcasting the concert live on the Telemundo channel and in 13 locations around the island with thousands of people watching. It was the biggest “party” in Puerto Rico, as the organizers called it.
Likewise, a new attendance record was set at the Puerto Rico Coliseum on Thursday evening with 18,749 people. The number surpassed the Metallica group’s 17,870 attendance at their concert, held at the Hato Rey venue on October 26, 2016.