Bad Bunny Talks Drake, Fashion and Lyrics Fit for Mom on the Latin Connection Podcast

Bad Bunny
Mary Beth Koeth

Bad Bunny photographed on Dec. 11, 2017 at El Tucán in Miami.

In a single year, Bad Bunny has gone from relative anonymity to a sold out U.S. tour. In April, he’s up for new artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. And he’ll also be one of our Q&A guests at the Billboard Latin Music conference. But that’s next month. (To register, click here.)

We were able to catch up with Bad Bunny beforehand, and boy did he have a lot to say. Click below for the full podcast. But before, a few tidbits from the rising star:

1. On the rising popularity of Latin trap: "Music is something no one can control. Music belongs to the people. To no one else. To no one else." 

2. On tempering his explicit lyrics: "No one tells me what to do with my music. Real. My mom doesn’t tell what to say, how is someone else going to? The only person I cared about [in that regard] is my mom and she accepts me."

3. On recording with Drake: "We spoke about everything. I don’t speak English well, but after a few drinks you can speak any language. We spoke about music, basketball, everything."

Bad Bunny will also speak at the Billboard Latin Music Conference, April 24-26 in Las Vegas. For more information and registration, click here:

Listen to the full podcast below: