Just ahead of officially entering the Billboard Latin Music Awards Hall of Fame, Daddy Yankee reminded the world why he’s El Jefe at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday (Sept. 24) night in Miami.
Rolling up to the Watsco Center stage in a subway car thanks to some clever visual trickery, Yankee ran through his new single “Métele Al Perreo” from his upcoming album. Oozing effortless cool and charisma as he owned the mid-tempo reggaeton jam, Yankee even stepped onto a platform that was raised high above the crowd at one point. His dancers brought it, too, with twerking, braid whipping and splits to boot.
After the performance, Yankee accepted the Hall of Fame honor, sharing some of the love by hugging front-row pals Bad Bunny and will.i.am, also in attendance at the awards show. During a Q&A with Billboard VP/Latin Industry Lead Leila Cobo the day prior, DY said he’s “still working on” the album that “Métele Al Perreo” hails from, but “we’re almost at the end.”