J Balvin isn’t a magician. He’s just a regular guy, and an enormously popular artist. But when he zoomed into Trevor Noah's Daily Show on Comedy Central, he made certain to dispel two long-held beliefs: that Pablo Escobar should be idolized, and that mental health should be swept away.
The Colombian star is promoting The Boy from Medellín, a candid new documentary on Amazon Prime that shines a optimistic light on his homeland.
For many folks of a certain age, Noah included, Medellín is synonymous with the late cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. Balvin is desperate to move the needle.