Yes, Maluma Does Read Camus!
Maluma has quickly established himself as Latin music's social media superstar, with every post he publishes heating up every platform no matter what it is. This held true Monday (July 10) with a post by Mexico's Literatura INBA that shows a photo of the superstar with a book by Albert Camus in his hands.
While many thought it was a photomontage, Maluma confirms the photo is real and yes indeed, he's been reading Camus.
“I had begun to read it [the book] the day we took the photo,” Maluma told Billboard. “It was a gift from a friend. I haven’t finished it yet. I’m in the middle.”
The sight of Maluma and Camus prompted the creation of dozens of memes as the image became viral. Some joked that Maluma's music is inspired by Camus' work, with others poking fun at all the things Maluma has shared on social media, like playing with puppies and lifting weights.
Check out Literature INBA's tweet and a handful of the resulting memes below:
Maluma ya leyó a todo Camus y tú todavía no terminas la tesis. pic.twitter.com/crQComsPlK— Literatura INBA (@literaturainba) July 10, 2017
Para todos los que dudan que el arte del gran Maluma está inspirado en la obra de Albert Camus. pic.twitter.com/31ZqDmWChe— xD (@TuitsArmy) July 12, 2017
una legendaria foto de albert camus bailando "cuatro babys" de maluma (1950) pic.twitter.com/9paklvf3FJ— César Galicia (@cesargalicia_) July 11, 2017
Maluma canta, baila, lee a Camus, salva perritos, multiplica los peces, convierte el agua en vino y levanta pesas. pic.twitter.com/aBqtaOJtjv— OM ॐ (@Antweetmoral) July 11, 2017
A nosotros también nos quiere... pic.twitter.com/l19wpCzxTH— AnimalPolitico.com (@Pajaropolitico) July 10, 2017