Spotify’s reigning King of Streaming, Bad Bunny is a music giant – but does he just kick back and chill?
For three years Bad Bunny has been the global money maker for Spotify, but he was recently dethroned by the juggernaut of Taylor Swift. So while the Swiftees have changed the top spot, he still reigns at the King of Streaming. His appeal spans borders and languages with fans going wild at performances. With all the excitement, pressure and creativity, does Bad Bunny use weed and just kick back and chill?
The Puerto Rican was born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio in 1994, he started by singing in the choir. A good boy who liked being home with his family, music became absorbed into his system. He started writing and creating his own interpretations at the age of 14. In 2016, his song “Diles” caught the attention of DJ Luian from SoundCloud. who signed him to his record label, Hear this Music. He has gone on to success after success.
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Living in the spotlight, Bad Bunny has had his share of good and negative headlines. But he has used his fame for good. He criticized the lack of humanitarian aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island of Puerto Rico. He established the Good Bunny Foundation, which distributes toys to children living in poverty in Puerto Rico. In 2019, he was nominated for Telemundo’s inaugural Premios Tu Música Urbano, in the category of “Humanitarian Award of the Year.”
Bad Bunny’s first radio hit in 2017 was “Krippy Kush” which is essentially about smoking weed and sharing it with women. Bad Bunny’s “Hoy Cobré” pays a little homage to Snoop Dogg. While vaping enter a store with a no-smoking policy, Bad Bunny puts up a fight and the security guard arrives played by Snoop Dogg.
So does Bad Bunny use weed? It is reported he doesn’t use cannabis as often as he once did, He continues to have songs where he has mentions or alludes to cannabis, like Soy Peor, La Noche de Anoche, I Like It, Callaita, La Cartera, and more. Back in the day while rising to pop star fame, he was just as likely to be consuming weed as composing, playing video games or painting his nails. There can be a whiff of marijuana around him and his crew and local dispensaries benefit from his concert visits.
He does use and chill, but with his continued growing popularity and empire, the guess is he works much more now.
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