These should be the Latin Grammy awards more important to the story, a gala celebration, to celebrate the unstoppable rise of Latin music in the world. But the treatment of the Latin Academy of Recording with reggaeton has generated a conflict that has already begun to blot the ceremony.
Maluma, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, J. Balvin, and other superstars of the genre have shown their anger in the networks due to the low level of support to the reggaeton in the nominations announced Tuesday for the XX edition of the awards, which will be delivered the next November 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The candidate has been Maluma , which has launched a hard-hitting message of disappointment. "A disappointment, well bitch don't even have a nomination to the Latin Grammys. So much effort, the best album that I've done in my life, the joining (duos) with which I always dreamed of, Madonna singing in Spanish, hits such as "HP", "11 PM", a sauce produced by the largest, Sergio George, and in the chest I am the heart and the dedication that I put in "11:11". It definitely is one confused and not knowing what to think. The only thing that is clear is that the biggest prize is to see concerts to bursting, and a public who loves and identifies with you. I love people but I can't hide this fucking feeling that it hurts me on the inside (emoji of little heart broken). Congratulations to all the nominees of all heart. It gives Me great joy to see so many partners (friends) in there!".
"despite being nominated, I don't agree the way they treated the genre and to many of my colleagues," noted Daddy Yankee . "Remember one very important thing, his platform was not the one that created this movement. This goes beyond a prize. This is culture, credibility, relevance, and respect," says the pioneer of the genre, which has shared the poster that has become the image of the protest campaign.
despite being nominated, I don't agree the way they treated the genre and a lot of my colleagues. #sinreggaetonnohaylatingrammypic.twitter.com/F4pdeUP5Ck— Daddy Yankee (@daddy_yankee) September 24, 2019
Anuel AA replied to Yankee thanking him for his public statement, noting that "the leaders of the Latin music we are, with or without a Grammy."
For its part, the american of puerto rican origin Nicky Jam , has posted on his Twitter account: "Greetings to the public and to whom I owe what I am today, my fans!! By the culture and the movement #sinreggaetonnohaylatingrammys", spreading the same image of the protest that has also been shared J Balvin next to the phrase "By the culture and the movement".
The president of the label puerto rican Pina Records , Rafael Antonio Pina Nieves, also the manager of Daddy Yankee and Natti Natascha, has joined the protest with a message full of anger: "Congratulations to @nattinatasha @karolg @iambeckyg for being chosen by the people as women of power and have the success you have without being measured by a mierd* academy voter".Updated Date: 25 September 2019, 21:03