'Yo Perreo Sola': Bad Bunny's new drag music video is a tribute to trans murder victim Alexa Negron

Since Bad Bunny came into the industry, he's been making waves by going against the toxic masculinity that is sprinkled heavily in his culture


                            'Yo Perreo Sola': Bad Bunny's new drag music video is a tribute to trans murder victim Alexa Negron
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Bad Bunny's latest music video for 'Yo Perreo Sola' has fans stanning the 26-year-old reggaeton for his bold statement piece. 

The music video released on Friday, and showcases Bad Bunny carrying a complete drag look while singing the song. The song is about a woman who likes to dance alone, without anyone's company. The name of the song means 'I twerk alone.' The artist, who's from Puerto Rico wears different women's clothes in the video along with dancing when not in drag with the video ending with a message that says, "Si no quiere bailar contigo, respeta. Ella perrea sola," which means, "If she doesn’t want to dance with you, respect her. She twerks alone." 

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Since Bad Bunny came into the industry, he's been making waves by going against the toxic masculinity that is sprinkled heavily in his culture. He has done so by releasing music videos that are inclusive, slamming homophobia and always standing up for the marginalized. So his fans rejoicing for 'Yo Perreo Sola' is no different and makes total sense. 

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"Bad Bunny bringing awareness to the cruel murder of a transgender woman, Alexa Negron Luciano, in his native Puerto Rico in his new video ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ is why he is nonetheless, a king. #justiceforalexa #NiUnaMas," tweeted a fan. The fan is referencing to Luciano, a trans woman who was shot and killed in Puerto Rico after she had used the women’s bathroom at a McDonald’s.

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Her death was filmed by her attackers and her story was spread around the news as "a man in a skirt." Bad Bunny, recently, used his televised time on 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' to bring awareness to LGBTQ+ community and addressed the misgendering of  Luciano after her horrid death.

Luciano, who was a homeless trans woman had been the butt of people's jokes on social media and on the streets. The audacity and pure ignorance of her attackers is what led to her unfortunate death. You can watch Bad Bunny's tribute to Alexa here.

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"I don’t think this is funny, I think it’s amazing. about a month ago alexa negron, a trans woman in puerto rico, was murdered for her identity and bad bunny was one of the first ppl to raise awareness. now he’s using his platform to combat the same hate that killed alexa," tweeted another fan about the music video.

An incident such as Alexa's maybe scarcely reported but its occurrence is a lot more. Bad Bunny has long championed for equality in the LGBTQ community. He recently told ET, "I think, as a reggaeton singer, I have a [fan base] that I think needs that message or that type of education. Creo que nadie en la vida a pensado, nadie en la vida quizá han realizado que se necesitaba. So, I decide to talk about these issue because it's important." 

Be it an event or events that had inspired Bad Bunny to move forward with a bold viewpoint, fans support him being an ally to the LGBTQ community. Questioning toxic masculinity is a hard task and Bad Bunny has used his platform as an artist to push forward a conversation about the deaths of innocent people due to ignorance.

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'Yo Perreo Sola' might just be that big statement.