In Terrible Bunny’s world, vogue is fluid, free and genderless.
The Grammy-successful reggaeton star opened up to GQ about his ever-evolving design in an interview revealed Tuesday. Negative Bunny, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, claimed he does not abide by a rulebook when it comes to his trend perception, and this contains dismissing common gender norms.
“It is dependent on my point out of intellect,” Negative Bunny reported of his type. “Everybody has to truly feel cozy with what they are and how they truly feel. Like, what defines a gentleman, what defines getting masculine, what defines currently being feminine? I actually can not give clothes gender.”
He ongoing: “To me, a costume is a dress. If I wear a gown, would it quit staying a woman’s costume? Or vice versa? Like, no. It’s a costume, and that is it. It’s not a man’s, it is not a woman’s. It’s a dress.”
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The Puerto Rican emcee has become recognized for incorporating androgyny into his presentation as an artist, sporting acrylic nails on the address of Playboy magazine in July 2020 and even donning total drag in his new music video clip for “Yo Perrero Sola,” unveiled earlier that exact year. Terrible Bunny also donned a skirt for the duration of a effectiveness on “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon” in February 2020.
Due to the fact of the overemphasis on masculinity in just Latin culture, Lousy Bunny states his defiance of gender norms as a Latin audio artist has developed a polarizing community reception.
“Latino lifestyle is pretty machista,” Lousy Bunny advised GQ. “That’s why I imagine every little thing that I’ve accomplished has been even additional stunning. … Urban Latin audio, reggaeton, is a genre exactly where you have to be the manliest, the baddest. That’s why it’s the most shocking much too.”
The 28-year-outdated said he queries the mother nature of these gender-primarily based limits in the reggaeton style. “If I dress this way, I simply cannot sing this way? Or if I gown like this, I simply cannot pay attention to this kind of tunes?” he mentioned.
Poor Bunny has also tackled concerns of gender in just his tunes, with the lyrics of “Yo Perreo Sola” broaching the topic of violence and sexual harassment from gals.
But in the long run, the “Dakiti” rapper suggests he’s providing a unique perspective in his music, rather than forcing a message.
“It’s not like I’m producing a sermon. I’m likely to a club or getting with buddies. It is pure,” Undesirable Bunny mentioned. “So, when any individual listens to it … and it variations their intellect a little bit, it is not like they’re going to be a new particular person, but they obtain a thing. They could possibly commence accepting issues that they hadn’t.”
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