Archbishop of San Juan stands up for Bad Bunny
By John McPhaul
The Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico, Msgr. Roberto González Nieves, described the life of the controversial Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Bad Bunny as “impeccable,” even if his lyrics are loaded with explicit sexual content.
Through Twitter, the archbishop shared a video of Bad Bunny’s concert on July 28 in Puerto Rico, assuring that “in his personal life, so far, impeccable … a phenomenon.”
The video shared by González Nieves includes the song “Tití Asked Me,” in which the Puerto Rican singer says, among other things: “Tití asked me if I have many girlfriends, many girlfriends. Today I have one, tomorrow another, but there is no wedding.”
Bad Bunny, the pseudonym of Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, is 28 years old and has managed to climb the charts to become, according to Time magazine, one of the most influential people in the world in 2021.
Among other famous collaborations, he appeared alongside Shakira and Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in 2020.
However, the lyrics of his songs have kept him at the center of controversy.
The musician praised by the archbishop is co-author of the song “Safaera,” whose lyrics contain what some consider offensive sexual content, such as “drunk and crazy, she doesn’t care ” and “let’s go twerk, life is short.”
In his song “Yonaguni,” Bad Bunny says, “Shorty has a really big ass (...) I have studied it (...) and I tattoo it on my face.”
In “Dákiti,” the singer praised by González Nieves says things like “you’re on the loose, I’m on safari, you move your ass phenomenally, so I’ll devour you like an animal.”
In addition, in his recent concert on July 28 in Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny openly criticized the governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia: “Pierluisi and all the [expletive deleted] who own Puerto Rico for the hell of it.”
It is not the first controversy in which the Archbishop of San Juan has been involved. For years he has been criticized for getting involved in the politics of the island and supposedly favoring independence.
A recent document found in the Vatican also links him to the dismissal of the Bishop of Arecibo, Msgr. Daniel Fernández Torres.