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.
Hoy hace 23 años celebrábamos sus 5 añitos de vida y ya venía mostrando su talento,fue así como emprendidos nuestra tarea en conquistar el mundo en esta industria sin perder la fe e irrumpir en este genero machista que nadie creía que lograriamos.Hoy a sus 28 años tengo el honor de mostrar la otra cara de KAROLG ,ganadora de Grammy y nominada a 3 categirias en Premios lo Nuestro y 3 nominaciones a los Latin BILLBOARDS 2.019…HOY DIA DE SAN VALENTIN, COINCIDE CON EL DIA DE SU CUMPLEAÑOS KARITO Felicidades en tu día mi negrita,te amo ?
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.
Hoy ensayando la Coreografía de PA FUERA , con mi nieto @otto_kg , y motivados con toda mi gente. Felicitaciones a todos nuestros jugadores ,por la digna representación ,Fueron todos unos gladiadores y A la selección —-Chilena Mis Respetos ,Son Muy Grades, y que sigan Firmes—-??——
4. He has tons of celebrity friends
Que alegría ver cómo las nuevas generaciones vienen enriqueciendo y oxigenando la industria musical en el mundo , es alentador ver la juventud trabajando como guerreros e innovando con sus proyectos , para abrirse paso al éxito. UN CLARO EJEMPLO de que cada uno se lucha su meta, e aquí a mi parcerito @lunay , haciendo parte de los GRANDES DEL GÉNERO , animo tú también puedes ———— PA LANTE GUERREROS ??
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.
Los pequeños momentos mágicos, son aquellos donde compartes alegrías con los tuyos y a la vez recibes la admiración y el respeto de grandes exponentes de la industria musical por la espentaneidad y de como me lo disfruto Acá interpretando ADICTIVA del Jefe @daddyyankee y @anuel_2blea
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.