Nicky Jam and J Balvin's 'X' Doesn't Deny What Really Attracts Them: Read the Song's English Lyrics

Best friends Nicky Jam and J Balvin joined forces to release “X," a song that fuses dancehall and reggae, which offers a new Caribbean tint to the urban genre. The song was written by Balvin, who called Nicky to tell him to have the song as next single.

“X” has since become very popular, hitting a new high of No. 71 on this week's Billboard Hot 100, and many fans have started a movement called “X challenge,” which consists of submitting a one-minute video doing the dance step to the superstars. 

But what the real meaning of the song people are dancing to? See the English translation to Nicky Jam and J Balvin’s “X” below.
 

[Intro: Nicky Jam]

That day I saw you and your energy I felt

Since then I do not want you away from me

I know you do not know me

I can’t lie to you

What they say on the street about me

 

 

[Chorus: Nicky Jam, J Balvin]

And I will not deny it

We are clear ', hey ya

I will not deny it

We are clear ', hey ya

 

[Verse 1: J Balvin, Nicky Jam]

Just let me grab you, baby

Kisses on the neck to quench the thirst

My hand on your hip to start like e'

We're not going down ever again ma’

Ba-ba-ba-ba-baila (dance)

Plakata, plakata

How she moves it, non stop, non stop

The desire to eat you is stronger now

I wanna have you

 

[Verse 2: Nicky Jam]

What I've seen from you, mami, is not normal

But do not worry, that is already normal

I know that your friends should not like it, huh

But, hey, tell them, part by part

How we have sex and I take your stress away

Hit it again

 

[Bridge: Nicky Jam, J Balvin]

Ba-ba-ba-ba-baila (dance)

Plakata, plakata

How she moves it, non stop, non stop

The desire to eat you is stronger now

I wanna have you

And I will not deny it

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