The number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, dated July 7, is occupied by “I Like It” by Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny. Of course, the reactions were not long in coming from Cardi B and J Balvin, who celebrated the milestone on social media.
Bad Bunny, who is currently on vacation, took a couple of days to react after the big news. The Latin trap superstar sent Billboard an exclusive letter, sharing his response and admitting that he is happy, but trying to process everything. “I only think that when you do what you do from the heart, life pays you in blessings,” he writes.
After thanking Cardi B and J Balvin, he goes deeper. Bad Bunny relates that within his process of acceptance, he understands one of the reasons why President Donald J. Trump wants to build a wall in the border between Mexico and the United States: “He knows that Latinos will conquer the world and he is afraid!”
This is not the first time that the singer of “Estamos Bien” has shared his feelings towards Trump. Last year, he appeared at the Somos Live benefit concert wearing a T-shirt that said, “Are you tweeter or president?” When the singer was asked about the shirt, he said: “It does not need an explanation, but he [Trump] will need a Puerto Rican or Mexican to understand the meaning. ”
Check out Bad Bunny’s full letter below.
“I still do not understand what is happening, I am very happy but trying to process everything and see it as it really is. I only think that when you do what you do from the heart, life pays you in blessings. Cardi B, J Balvin and I are three real people with our feet on the ground, I admire Cardi B for breaking so many barriers in culture, music and industry as such, just as J Balvin is accomplishing many great things. Well, I just started my career two years ago and achieving things like that only make me think about the next step, the next goal, that I will never run out, I WILL NEVER STOP DREAMING. To say that the best two things of all this is with the people that share this achievement, I love that this has happened with Cardi and J Balvin, and the other was to be able to wear the shirt of the baseball team of my country PUERTO RICO! So that the world knows that I’m a BORICUA! Latino Gang!!! I already understand why Trump wants to build a wall, it is because he knows that Latinos will conquer the world and he is afraid!!!”
July 5, 2018