Anuel AA couldn’t have said it any better: His career skyrocketed from 0 to 100 the day he was released from prison on July 17, as he expressed on Instagram.
His debut album Real Hasta La Muerte earned him his first No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (on the list dated July 28) and in less than two months, he’s dropped new music, and collaborations with some of the hottest names of the moment, such as Ozuna and Tekashi 6ix9ine.
In the midst of his blooming career, the Latin Trap artist recorded a nearly nine-minute “tiraera” called “Intocable,” which was meant to be for his music rival, Cosculluela.
However, even though rap battles are a common thing in the Latin urban scene, Anuel AA’s strong lyrics — which included a negative reference to the LGBTQ community and slut-shamed a famous female model that has HIV — have led to the cancellation of his first show in Puerto Rico’s Coliseo on Oct. 12.
“I do not support, nor do I sympathize with the Anuel’s expressions and for this reason, I have decided to retire as producer of his concert,” expressed Paco Lopez, No Limit Entertainment president and producer, in a press statement. “The people of Puerto Rico have had a very hard year, and now more than ever it is necessary that we are united.”
Anuel AA has since released a video giving his fans and Puerto Ricans an apology, calling this the worst mistake of his career. Here’s how people on Twitter are reacting to the controversy.
I have yet to hear this #Anuel diss track to #cosculluela but what they did to my boy #AnuelAA by canceling his show was a real foul thing to do. Freedom of speech people. smfh. I realized a bug chunk of the #latino community is so out of the loop with the urban, the youth.
— Lola Whiffen (@LolaWhiffen) September 13, 2018
“Sigue clavando patos en la cabina, que te va a dar sida como a la puerca de Taína”, canta el trapero”
Do you really have to have HIV, AIDS, or be a woman to realize how wrong this nonsense culture is? Free and open your minds to decent content peeps.
— sochi (@sochi___) September 13, 2018
bro anuel really fucked up wit that shit about Taina but it’s good that he’s apologizing but he really fucked yo saying that shit on a video and publicly slut shaming her when he never even met her
— shar (@hotkjd) September 12, 2018
La secretaria de asuntos de la mujer y género del @PIPtwitteando @EddaLopez pide a exponentes de la música urbana y trap que repudien letras como la más reciente de #AnuelAA “¿Qué es lo que quieren lograr? ¿Hacia dónde quieren avanzar?”| @radioislatv pic.twitter.com/EFhSp81trH
— Julio Rivera-Saniel (@riverasaniel) September 12, 2018
Lo de Anuel no estubo bien OK,pero ya tienen lo que querían. Saben que es de los mas pegao ahora mismo,y esta muy por encima de ellos,por mucho que Coscu sea Coscu y lo barra en tiraeras ya NO es su momento. Lo provocaron TODOS entro y así quedo,a sido un juego muy sucio…
— La Pinki. –?? (@GhPinki_) September 13, 2018
La carrera de Anuel: pic.twitter.com/5OVagglLy4
— Poly — (@yomariehrndz) September 12, 2018
— #FreeKendo (@davicitowww) September 13, 2018
Dicen que la carrera de #AnuelAA hay que reconstruirla. Pero puede caer 1,000 veces mas, Anuel tiene talento, mas que muchos y punto.
— ENGELL SOSA — (@EngellSosa) September 13, 2018
— Los Anunakis (@LosAanunakis) September 13, 2018
Después de burlarse de una mujer y denigrarla quiere pedir perdón cuando el daño está hecho, además que se puede esperar de un pseudo-cantante de trap con aires de gangster –.
— fanboy (@crystupidbaby) September 13, 2018
— Dr. Mario Muñoz, PhD (@mariomunoz) September 13, 2018