Fans were shocked, yet excited after watching Bad Bunny’s new music video for “Yo Perreo Sola,” or “I Twerk Alone,” released on March 27. The video focuses on women empowerment and stands against sexual harassment, as the Reggaeton artist is dressed in Drag to get his message across.
Bad Bunny can be found switching between sexy, confident outfits in the video, to his fashionable rapper self. In the opening of the video, he wears a red latex two-piece skirt and top with thigh-high heel boots to match. Another outfit exposes his breasts in a floral print dress-like top with matching bottoms, as he is fully glam with makeup and hair done.
The “Callaita” artist dances to the song, as he expresses how women go to nightclubs to have fun and enjoy themselves, whether or not they want to interact with men or women. He also touches base on women being confident with their sexuality, but makes it a point to draw the line, that if they want to be left alone, let them be.
“When she twerks she doesn’t stop,” He raps in Spanish. “She smokes and gets horny/ She’ll call you if she needs you/But for now she is alone/ She twerks alone.”
In the video, a “Ni Una Menos,” or “not one less” sign is displayed behind the Latin Trap artist in one of the rooms. This shines a light on a movement in the Latinx community, that is specifically for fighting against misogyny and high death rates of Latin women. The movement includes gender-related factors that led to violence, and as a result of that, is the death of another woman.
This also reaches back to Bad Bunny’s recent performance on the Jimmy Fallon show, where he wore a shirt that stated in Spanish, “They killed Alexa, not a man in a skirt,” which focused on the death of a Transgender woman. Alexa was shot and killed after being harassed and threatened on social media for using a women’s restroom in Puerto Rico. The Latin rapper made a statement during the performance by wearing a skirt with the T-shirt to stand up for the Transgender community.
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Bad Bunny explained that he wanted a woman to be featured on the “Yo Perreo Sola,” track because it carries a different meaning from a woman’s perspective, compared to a man’s perspective. Puerto Rican singer Nesi perfectly delivers that message for women.
To close out the video, the YHLQMDLG artist publicized an important message on the screen that read in Spanish, “If she doesn’t want to dance with you, respect her, she twerks alone.”
Bad Bunny is using his music and platform to be a voice for women, and the LGBTQ community, which have been targeted for countless years.