If You're Not Following Papa G, You're Missing Out: 6 Reasons to Check Out Karol G's Dad on Instagram

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Karol G (R) and her father attend the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 15, 2018 in Las Vegas. 

Karol G loves spending time with her favorite date ever: her father. Oftentimes, the Colombian singer is seen at awards shows, concerts and other important events, accompanied by her team, her boyfriend and Puerto Rican artist Anuel AA, and her father, Guillermo Giraldo, aka Papa G. 

A perfect example was at the 2018 Latin Grammys, where Karol nabbed best new artist and was joined onstage by her dad, who proudly held the golden phonograph. “Four years ago I posted on Instagram seeing J Balvin win his first Latin Grammy and saying that someday, whatever it takes, the Grammy had to be mine too,” Karol opened her speech. After dedicating her win to her colleagues, team, record label and other women in the industry, Karol thanked her dad for being “99 percent behind the success of my career.” 

Giving her dad the same love and support, Mr. Giraldo, who’s an artist and musician himself, will be the opening act for Karol G at her upcoming free concert on Saturday in Medellin, Colombia. “After many years of not stepping foot on a stage, you will see what I used to do when I was young and handsome,” he said in an Instagram post

But being a supportive dad is just one of the many reasons you should follow “Papa G” on social media. See why below:

1. He shares sweet memories of Karol

Papa G has amassed more than 220,000 followers on Instagram, where he loves to open up about Karol G’s early days. One video shows a 5-year-old Karol singing and dancing to an intimate crowd as her father and his bandmates played music for her. In a similar post, he encourages other fathers to support their children in their dreams.

2. He’s always chasing his dreams

Speaking of dreams, Karol G’s dad said he paused his passion to support his daughters. Now that his girls are successful, Papa G has officially kicked off his music career. On July 17, the Colombian singer dropped an infectious salsa tune called “Pa Fuera.”

3. He loves to dance

Clicking through his Instagram account, it turns out that Papa G also has great dancing skills. In a video promoting his song, Karol’s dad is flaunting his salsa moves with none other than the family dog, Otto G.

4. He has tons of celebrity friends

It’s safe to say that with a collection of selfies with artists such as Lunay, Thalia, Natti Natasha, Carlos Vives and Juanes, Papa G is the coolest dad of all.

5. He has a great relationship with Anuel AA

Papa G made a cameo in Anuel AA and Karol G’s “Secreto” music video, which captured the great chemistry the men have together. Thanks to their videos and photos on Instagram, it’s easy to see that Papa G gets along with his possible future son-in-law.

6. He’s a dad with swag

And let’s not forget that even though his musical essence is tropical Colombian music, Papa G is a reggaetonero at heart. Not only does he like to dress urban but he also loves to sing the latest reggaeton jams at parties.


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