We love Bad Bunny. We love him for his music. We love him for his style, but more than anything, we love his heart and the way he stands up for what’s right. The Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton artist recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his new album. Still, while doing so, he brought attention to something much more important.
We reported earlier this week that a Puerto Rican Latina, by the name of Neulisa Luciano Ruiz and also reportedly went by Alexa, was murdered on the island simply because she was a trans woman. The killers taunted her, shot her, and cruelly posted the video of the crime on social media. They had no regard for human life. No suspects have been arrested as of yet.
While performing a beautiful new song titled “Ignorantes” alongside musical artist Sech, Bad Bunny lowered his blazer to expose his shirt that read, “Mataron a Alexa,” which translates to they killed Alexa. At the bottom of the shirt, it read, “No a un hombre con falda.” That last line was in reference to how the Puerto Rico media portrayed Alexa as a man with a skirt. Bad Bunny’s message is that she wasn’t a man in a skirt, her name was Alexa. Oh, and the best part of all was Bad Bunny’s big eff you to trans haters by wearing a skirt during his televised appearance.
The rapper also dropped the news to share that his new album YHLQMDLG will be available tomorrow! He also showed off the new album and its cover art. Fallon also shared something that was pretty cute. The late-night host showed viewers a picture of a young Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio (his birth name) wearing a bunny costume! Now we know where his stage name came from.
“Now that’s a bad bunny,” the artist said. He told Fallon that he was forced to wear that costume because it was Easter, but he wasn’t too thrilled about it. He said he was mad, so that’s where he got the idea for his stage name.
Bad Bunny also talked about how thrilling it was to perform with Shakira during the Half Time Super Bowl show. He admitted he has no idea what football is all about, and has no clue who even won the game. Don’t feel bad. We don’t either. We were just there for the show — so thank you!
Here’s the fantastic performance below.