BOGOTÁ (EFE) .— Yesterday a controversy broke out in Colombia after J Balvin was named Afro-Latin Artist of the Year at the African Entertainment Awards in the United States. (Aeausa, for the English acronym) and appreciated the recognition that was criticized by colleagues who considered it “out of place”.
African light music awards. Thank you, “wrote J Balvin on his Instagram account.
Colombian singer Goyo, singer and leader of ChocQuibTown, a group recognized as the forerunners of black culture and Pacific rhythms, wrote on his Twitter account of J Balvin’s recognition: “If you want my opinion, I believe more to the Grammy than this ”.
The singer and songwriter Mabely Largacha, known as Mabiland, who the artist described as “a misplaced and appropriated white Latino man”, manifested herself in the same direction.
“How far are you ready to go for recognition? No more! Enough of it. Someone on your team should tell you to stop saying ‘men’ now. It’s crazy, it’s good that you want to learn things and hope nothing happens. What nonsense it all, ”the artist wrote on Twitter to J Balvin.
Likewise, the “Niño de Medellín” was embroiled in another controversy this year after calling for not to attend the Grammys because, as he pointed out, “we (city musicians) are not valued, but they need us”.
Puerto Rican René Pérez, known as Residente, criticized his words as contempt for new talent being nominated for the first time and compared his music to “a cart full of hot dogs”.
“Their music is like a ‘hot dog’ cart that a lot of people or almost everyone likes. But if these people want to eat well, they go to a restaurant and that restaurant deserves Michelin stars, ”said Residente.
Controversy over video clip
The controversy between J Balvin and the African Entertainment Awards in the US (Aeausa) comes after the Colombian artist had to apologize last October after being told by the video clip of “Perra” in which two black dancers appear like pets and that it has been removed from the official channels.
“First I want to apologize to the people who were offended, especially the women and the black community,” said the singer at the time in a video on Instagram.
His mother scolds him
The video for “Perra”, in which he works with the Dominican Tokischa, even provoked scolding from his mother Alba Mery, who assured them that this song did not come from the “Josesito” she knew.
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