Puerto Rican trap singer Bad Bunny has paused his European tour to go home and join thousands of civilians who are protesting against Governor Ricardo Rosselló, demanding his resignation.
During the past weekend, a nearly 900-page private group chat between Rosselló and several associates in his executive team was published, generating a wave of protests and doubts about decisions by the government. After the news, Bad Bunny reacted, posting a 10-minute video on Instagram. “This is about respect, to all Puerto Ricans,” said the singer, adding, “I live in Puerto Rico, my family lives in Puerto Rico, my friends. What happens in Puerto Rico matters to me.”
Later he said, “I have the right to speak and every Puerto Rican has the right to go out on the street.”
Ricky Martin, René Perez and Bad Bunny will join civilians on Wednesday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. to march from El Capitolio (the Capitol) to La Fortaleza (the Fortress), asking for Governor Rosselló’s resignation.
In the clip, Bad Bunny invites more artists to join. To watch the full video, click here.
Update: Residente and Bad Bunny have since released a freestyle song in support of the crisis.