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Bad Bunny's 'Yo Perreo Sola' Is an Anthem for Girls Who Like to Twerk in Peace: Lyric Translation

Bad Bunny, "Yo Perreo Sola"
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Bad Bunny, "Yo Perreo Sola"

Bad Bunny has dropped a reggaeton anthem for independent women who like to dance alone at the club. “Yo Perreo Sola,” which translates to “I twerk alone,” kicks off with the voice of emerging Puerto Rican artist Nesi (real name: Genesis Rios) and forms part of Bunny’s chart-topping 2020 album YHLQMDLG.

On Friday, the Latin Grammy winner dropped the song's empowering music video, in which he is dressed in full drag, advocating for sexual diversity, women’s rights and the LGBTQ community.

In the clip, co-directed by Stillz and Benito himself, the Puerto Rican singer is joined by a group of women who are dancing freely to the song. “If she doesn’t want to dance with you, respect her, she twerks alone,” reads the empowering PSA message at the end.

Read the full lyrics translated to English below:

Before you would ignore me
Now I ignore you
Before you wouldn’t want to
Now, I don’t want to
Before you would ignore me
Now I ignore you
Before you wouldn’t want to
Now, I don’t want to
No, chill

I twerk alone
I twerk alone
I twerk alone
I twerk alone
Okay, okay, ey, ey, ey

No dumb guy get close to her
The nightclub gets lit when she arrives
Men are her hobby
She’s spoiled like Nairobi
And you see her drinking from the bottle
Men and woman want her
She’s older than 20, she showed me her I.D.
She’s skeptical of love
She’s been single before it became a trend
I don’t believe in love since “Amorfoda”
The DJ plays the songs and she knows them all
She climbs on the table and screw it
When she twerks she doesn't stop
She smokes and gets turned on
She’ll call you if she needs you
But for now, she’s alone

She twerks alone
Ey, ey, ey, ey, ey, ey
She twerks alone
She twerks alone
Ey, ey, ey, ey, ey, ey
She twerks alone
She twerks alone

She has a problematic friend
And another one who barely talks
But the three of them are the devil
Today she wore a miniskirt
She keeps her phillie in her Louis Vuitton purse

And she calls me “papi”
She’s really hot like Natti
Drunk and crazy, she doesn’t care
Let’s twerk, life is short
And she calls me “papi”
She’s really hot like Natti
She misbehaves after midnight
Let’s twerk, life is short

Before you would ignore me
Now I’m the one who ignores you
Before you wouldn’t want to
Now, I don’t want to
Before you would ignore me
Now I’m the one who ignores you
Before you wouldn’t want to
Now, I don’t want to
No, chill

I twerk alone
I twerk alone
I twerk alone
I twerk alone

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