Yes, Maluma Does Read Camus!

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Maluma attends the Univision's "Premios Juventud" 2017 Celebrates The Hottest Musical Artists And Young Latinos Change-Makers at Watsco Center on July 6, 2017 in Coral Gables, Fla.

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: