J Balvin celebrates his award for ‘Afro-Latino Artist of the Year’. Photo: Instagram capture
Before long, many netizens launched strong comments against the urban genre singer.
Among them was the harsh criticism of the Colombian rapper and composer Mabiland, who called him “out of place.”
Latino misplaced and appropriating. How far are you willing to go to gain recognition? No more! Enough of this s ***. (…) Someone on your team must tell you to stop now, man, this is insane, it is good that one may want to go around appropriating shit and hope that nothing happens. What rubbish all this, ”Mabiland wrote on Twitter.
J Balvin is criticized for winning the ‘Afro-Latino Artist of the Year’ award. Photo: Twitter capture
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Multiple users too
They reminded J Balvin of the controversy he starred in in October for his video clip of the song “Perra”, which was described as “racist” and “misogynistic” in Colombia.
“Yes, the same guy made the song” Perra “where he” walked “two Afro women with dog collars, he being a white man who has plenty of privileges,” reads another tweet.
J Balvin is criticized for winning the ‘Afro-Latino Artist of the Year’ award. Photo: Twitter screenshots
They remind J Balvin of his controversy over a “Perra” video clip. Photo: Twitter capture
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The Aeausa organization came out in defense of the interpreter of “With height” and explained that
The category is aimed at any artist based in Latin America, who is contributing to African culture, especially the Afro-beat musical genre.
“It is not based on race, but more importantly, in promoting African culture on the world stage,” he said.
J Balvin’s answer
In the middle of the scandal,
J Balvin regretted having celebrated the award and deleted his publication. Then, he responded with a forceful message on his Instagram story.
“I’m not Afro-Latino, but thank you for giving me a place in the contribution of Afro-beat music and its movement,” expressed the reggaeton.
J Balvin responds to criticism. Photo: Instagram capture