Bad Bunny is the latest artist to be featured in YouTube Music’s “Artist Spotlight Stories” series.
In a 10-minute documentary that premiered Wednesday (July 22), the Puerto Rican singer talked about his road to success, his beloved native Isla del Encanto, his mental power abilities, and more.
“Not everyone has the strength,” he said about fame, also mentioning that his dream has always been for his music to be known. “That people enjoy my creations and my mind and my ideas.”
During the short film, Bunny also opened up about his performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this year, where he wore a long skirt and a large pink jacket, which he stripped away to reveal a white shirt that read “Mataron a Alexa, no a un hombre con falda,” which translates to “They killed Alexa, not a man in a skirt.” His outfit was in tribute to Alexa Negrón Luciano, a homeless transgender woman who was murdered in Puerto Rico.
“The decision was made hours before the presentation,” he said. “My stylist had all the options and I saw a suit-like dress with a black rose and it hit me. It reflected what happened in Puerto Rico that week and it made me sentimental. I saw it and thought of Alexa.”
Below, check out other interesting facts we learned about Bad Bunny in the documentary.
On growing up an aspiring artist: “A normal day for me was going to school. After I got out of school, it was time to get home and start doing beats from the time I got there until I went to bed. As a child, I had the vision of wanting, of imagining, and letting the mind manifest itself. If I have an idea of something, it has to be done or at least tried. I’ve had that goal ever since I was a kid.”
On being a daydreamer: “You have to daydream. If you want to achieve your dreams, you have to daydream. You have to work for it. You have to create, to innovate.”
On being a global superstar: “Sometimes I wonder, wow, where do so many people come from who listen to me? There are people who don’t even understand what I’m saying. They don’t speak my language and they like my music. How do you explain how your music got to that person? It feels good to be able to connect with people who don’t speak your language. It’s there where you can see the power that music has, that art has, that everything I’ve created has.”
On his mental power abilities: “Sometimes I feel I attract everything with my mind. I think a lot of people, if not everyone, can do the same. But not everyone knows that.”
“I consider myself simple. Simple. A human being. An ordinary human being, who knows that he’s capable of doing and aware of his mental power.”
On the new generation of Puerto Rican artists: “Every day a new talent comes out of Puerto Rico, looking to become great. So, there’s something there, there’s something special about that island that no other place in the world has. I have a lot of faith in the new generation that’s growing.”