Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny made headlines Monday after his killer performance at Yankee Stadium for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
During his performance of his hit, “Tití Me Preguntó” Bad Bunny kissed one of his female backup dancers. Shortly after, he leaned in for another kiss from a male backup dancer.
The 28-year-old artist is known for going against the grain and challenging the norms, especially present in the Latinx community.
Time and time, he’s expressed his allyship for the LGBTQ+ community, from paying tribute to transgender people slain in violence to dressing up in full drag in his music video for “Yo Perrero Sola.”
Needless to say, Twitter users had a lot to say about the kiss heard around the world.
Bad Bunny gave us that old school VMA performance that we love! https://t.co/LS8O8lzsY3— 𝔖𝔲𝔠𝔨𝔞𝔩𝔦𝔠𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰 (@Traviis_Dean) August 29, 2022
I didn't watch the VMA's, but I did catch wind of Lizzo's speech and Bad Bunny's performance, and kudos to them both for what they do to uplift voices and break barriers for Black, Latin, sexually fluid, overweight and womenfolk.— Mike Joseph (He/Him/His) (@detoxpodguy) August 29, 2022
The stunt is being called a recreation of the iconic 2003 VMA’s performance featuring Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
"I think that sex is a giant world, and everyone is free to see it as they want and do it with whoever they want, however they want, with infinite possibilities," Bad Bunny previously told Playboy. "In the end, we are human beings. Everybody feels, everybody falls in love with whoever they're meant to."
Following the performance, Bad Bunny was presented with a Moonwalk award as the winner of Artist of The Year. He made history by being the first non-English-language performer to win the coveted award.
The singer was nominated for a total of four VMA awards including other categories like Song of the Summer, Best Latin Video and Best Album.
In April, Sony Pictures announced that Bad Bunny would play El Muerto, the first Latino character to lead a Marvel live-action film.
The 2022 VMAs aired live Sunday night from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Watch Bad Bunny’s entire performance below!
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