Bad Bunny Halts European Tour to Join Puerto Rico's Protest Against Ricardo Rosselló

Also dropping a new song which takes aim at the island’s political corruption.

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Bad Bunny has announced that he is putting his European tour on hold to join protests in Puerto Rico against its Governor Ricardo Rosselló.

The uprising to force Rosselló to resign follows a string of leaks which showed the Governor being homophobic and sexist in text messages between him and his team. The texts also showed how Rosselló planned to manipulate the public’s opinion about his political opponents. These revelations followed just days after two former officials under Rosselló’s administration were arrested by the FBI on fraud charges.

Bad Bunny has since urged his fellow Puerto Rican’s to join him in protesting against the Governor and political corruption. The Latin trap and reggaeton singer said on Instagram on Monday night in Spanish, “My respects to everyone who has had the courage, valor, and initiative to go out in the streets and fight for our country… I’m in Ibiza in the middle of my European tour, but I’m going to stop everything to jump on a plane to Puerto Rico to be able to go out in the streets and be with my people—the people of Puerto Rico. I wish I was there now.”

He added, “This Wednesday at 5 p.m. I would like to see all Puerto Ricans out on the streets. Let’s go protest. There is no excuse… The system for years, decades, has taught us to keep quiet. It has manipulated our opinions, the press, and it has made us believe anyone who protests is crazy or a criminal. I want you all to know that it doesn’t have to be that way. We all have the right to protest. I would love to see those who have never joined a protest to come out, without fear.”

The star also released a song alongside Residente and iLe called “Afilando Los Cuchillos,” or “Sharpening The Knives.” The song is unfiltered and raw, taking aim at the Puerto Rican government and Ricardo Rosselló. iLe spoke to a local Puerto Rican newspaper about the song stating, “what we are saying is what we are seeing in the streets. We are telling a story of the moment we are in right now.” You can listen to the track above.

In other news, an Iowa government official has been forced to resign after emailing employees about Tupac.

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