2020 Billboard Music Awards: Bad Bunny wins Top Latin Artist, performs 'Yo Perreo Sola' with Ivy Queen

'What a time to be Latino. We got the power. So proud, thank you to Billboard, thank you to all my fans around the world. Without you nothing would exist'


                            2020 Billboard Music Awards: Bad Bunny wins Top Latin Artist, performs 'Yo Perreo Sola' with Ivy Queen
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Bad Bunny won the Top Latin Artist award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The category in which Bad Bunny won featured Latin stars like Anuel AA, J Balvin, Ozuna and Romeo Santos. The 'Mia' hitmaker brought a major surprise guest for his performance: none other than the reggaeton queen herself, Ivy Queen. Bad Bunny performed his hit song 'Yo Perreo Sola' with Ivy Queen who wore a full bedazzled black-and-silver bodysuit and a face-mask. The singer then danced along to the song before taking off her mask and revealing herself. She sang the first verse before Bad Bunny made his entrance. The two were also joined by rapper Nesi who is originally featured on the single.

Following their performance, Bad Bunny accepted his award for Top Latin Artist. During his acceptance speech he said, "What a time to be Latino. We got the power. So proud, thank you to Billboard, thank you to all my fans around the world. Without you nothing would exist." The artiste also spoke against violence against women. "Enough violence against women. Let's educate everyone now for a better future." Listen to the speech below:



 

 

But not everyone was happy about Bad Bunny's win as one user tweeted, "Worst decision of the night? to watch the #BBMAs that is disgusting. Latin music isn’t well represented by that Bad Bunny," while another, expressing similar sentiments, wrote, "This is absolutely the worst thing I have ever witnessed in my 49 years on this planet!! We are all dumber thanks to this (using the term loosely) performance! May God have mercy on our souls! #BillboardMusicAwards WTF! Dudes in tutus on roller skates! Awful BadBunny = bad music." Another criticising Billboard's decision, said, "I can't believe they made a top latin artist category for bad bunny they don't even f**king hide it lmao."



 

 



 

 



 

 

Others on Twitter slammed the singer for having braids at the awards show. One fan initially wrote, "if COVID didn't happen, we could've gotten a Bad Bunny x BTS interaction and I'm hurt," before tweeting, "I take it back," followed by "no I take it back, he had braids in his head."



 

 



 

 



 

 

One Bad Bunny fan defended him saying, "y'all do know he's Puerto Rican right?" only to be slammed by another user who said, "Puerto Rican is a nationality you dummy. Learn the difference between race and nationality before opening your mouth." A different user, defending Bad Bunny, tweeted, "Y’all do realize non-black people can wear braids...especially if they have Afro hair...we just don’t want you straight white hair folks with box braids for cultural reasons & TO PROTECT YO HAIR. It’s not for you."



 

 



 

 



 

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