5 Times Bad Bunny Made a Powerful Statement With His Music Videos
Bad Bunny may be a global superstar, but he's also a pioneer for breaking cultural stereotypes that are often engrained in Latinx culture. In addition to publicly speaking out about important causes, such as homophobia, domestic violence, and machismo, the 26-year-old artist often uses his videos to make powerful statements about said topics. Most notably, he challenged gender roles by dressing in drag in the video for his female-empowerment anthem "Yo Perreo Sola." Ahead of Bad Bunny's debut at Sunday's American Music Awards, take a look at his most powerful music videos ahead.
"Solo de Mi"
Bad Bunny takes a powerful stand against domestic violence in the video for "Solo de Mi." The emotional visual shows a woman standing in front of a microphone, and as it progresses, bruises begin appearing on her face. However, by the end of the video, she regains her power and celebrates by dancing with Bad Bunny.
In addition to spotlighting women from all walks of life, Bad Bunny refuses to conform to gender roles as the video begins with him getting his nails done. "Men also take care of themselves," he previously told Refinery29. "There is no need to criticize why one decides to maintain themselves one type of way. Stop the ignorance and let's think with a more open mind."
"Ignorantes" feat. Sech
As Bad Bunny and Sech sing to their exes, the video highlights a diverse range of couples from various racial and sexual backgrounds.
"Si Veo a Tu Mamá"
Bad Bunny shines a light on mental health as the clip starts off with a man attempting suicide. The track then dives into the realities of depression and shows viewers that it's OK to be in tune with your emotions even if you are a man.
"Yo Perreo Sola"
This is perhaps Bad Bunny's biggest video to date, and for good reason. The visual for the female-empowerment anthem sees Bad Bunny dressed in drag and challenges gender roles by normalizing men exploring their feminine side.