“Let no slimy stick to her. / The disco turns on when she arrives. / She has a hobby of men”, say the verses of She perrea alone, the new song by Benito Martínez Ocasio (Puerto Rico, 1994). Known as Bad Bunny, the rapper, rag Y reggaeton The 26-year-old Puerto Rican has managed to place each new movement he makes at the center of the debate around urban music.
In the powerful video that accompanies the song, Bad Bunny becomes a woman and a man, and claims other types of masculinities, which escape the traditional image. Thus, with two huge breasts embedded in the torso, a change of wardrobe typical of a pop diva, high heels and a long hair, the musician, with his eyes underlined by very long false eyelashes, perrea with his man self, stuffed into a pink suit. Perrean even the flowers, turned into anthropomorphic figures that shake their bodies to the rhythm of the music.
The popularity of Bad Bunny has even provoked political reactions, such as that of the feminist and former deputy of Más Madrid in the Madrid Assembly Clara Serra. On your Twitter account, Serra applauds the song: “Why is the Bad Bunny video important? Because it talks about aunts who have a good time alone and defends, from a music associated with hegemonic masculinity and macho culture, the right of women to dogging without putting up with slugs ”. From here, he lists up to seven positive aspects of the song, such as: “It offers today’s young people a framework on which to rethink what it means to be a man.”
The singer closes the video with a red sign that claims: “If she doesn’t want to dance with you, respect, she perrea alone”. The song, published last Friday, has managed to position itself as number two in YouTube trends -exceeding 38 million views-, reaching eighth place in the most listened to on the Spotify charts in Spain, and 25th global level. In 72 hours.