Bad Bunny performs at the 2021 Latin GRAMMYs
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Bad Bunny Brings Ska-Charged Rock En Español Vibes To 2021 Latin GRAMMYs
"Quiero comprarle un Ferrari a mi novia. Pero no puedo. ¡Maldita Pobreza!" Bad Bunny shouted over a bolstering ska riddim, in the rock en español-charged banger, "Maldita Pobreza." "I want to buy my girlfriend a Ferrari. But I can't. Damn poverty!," says the two-time Latin GRAMMY winner in 2021 in English. El Conejo Malo enlists an entire backing rock band to accompany him for the closing number of this year's ceremony.
A stark contrast to his last year's wildly extravagant performance, where he brought bugattis and motorcycles to the Latin GRAMMYs, "Maldita Pobreza" is a breath of fresh air — invigorating and loaded with rebellious antics in the age of urbano dominance.
"Maldita Pobreza" is also solely penned by Benito Martinez Ocasio himself, a rarity within the música urbana landscape, and alchelized by Dominican-Puerto Rican producer Marco "MAG" Borrero. It's a song in which the writer and producer dared to expand the Latin pop sound.
Earlier today, Bad Bunny and MAG won Best Rap/Hip-Hop Song for "Booker T," an ode to the former wrestler of the same song name, in addition to Best Urban Music Album. "A veces no se si es mejor ganar o perder porque me pone nervioso," Bad Bunny said, endearingly, during his acceptance speech, "Sometimes I don't know if it's best to win or lose because it gets me nervous."
Earlier this year, Mag told Rolling Stone, "We wanted the songs to take you on a journey in every part, from his vocals to the production. I guess that's how we got from Earth to Jupiter to Mars. As Benito would say, 'Yo quiero que esto te lleve en un viaje.'"