In Negative Bunny’s planet, style is fluid, totally free and genderless.
The Grammy-winning reggaeton star opened up to GQ about his at any time-evolving fashion in an job interview published Tuesday. Negative Bunny, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, mentioned he does not observe a rulebook when it comes to his manner feeling, and this involves dismissing traditional gender norms.
“It depends on my condition of intellect,” Poor Bunny stated of his design and style. “Everybody has to experience at ease with what they are and how they feel. Like, what defines a man, what defines currently being masculine, what defines currently being feminine? I actually just can’t give outfits gender.”
He ongoing: “To me, a costume is a costume. If I have on a costume, would it prevent remaining a woman’s dress? Or vice versa? Like, no. It is a dress, and that is it. It’s not a man’s, it’s not a woman’s. It is a gown.”
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The Puerto Rican emcee has develop into recognized for incorporating androgyny into his presentation as an artist, sporting acrylic nails on the deal with of Playboy journal in July 2020 and even carrying total drag in his new music online video for “Yo Perrero Sola,” launched previously that same yr. Lousy Bunny also donned a skirt through a efficiency on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in February 2020.
Because of the overemphasis on masculinity within Latin tradition, Bad Bunny says his defiance of gender norms as a Latin new music artist has developed a polarizing general public reception.
“Latino culture is incredibly machista,” Poor Bunny told GQ. “That’s why I consider all the things that I’ve performed has been even extra stunning. … City Latin music, reggaeton, is a genre the place you have to be the manliest, the baddest. Which is why it’s the most shocking too.”
The 28-calendar year-outdated reported he queries the character of these gender-centered limits in the reggaeton style. “If I dress this way, I simply cannot sing this way? Or if I gown like this, I can’t pay attention to this sort of songs?” he explained.
Lousy Bunny has also tackled issues of gender within his audio, with the lyrics of “Yo Perreo Sola” broaching the subject of violence and sexual harassment in opposition to girls.
But ultimately, the “Dakiti” rapper states he’s supplying a distinctive point of view in his tunes, fairly than forcing a message.
“It’s not like I’m producing a sermon. I’m going to a club or currently being with mates. It’s purely natural,” Poor Bunny explained. “So, when any person listens to it … and it modifications their head a bit, it’s not like they are going to be a new person, but they receive something. They could possibly commence accepting items that they hadn’t.”
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