Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny Smooches Two Backup Dancers, Snags MTV VMAs

Bad Bunny had a good day on Sunday, I think.

He performed at Yankee Stadium, kissed a man, kissed a girl, then ended the night by winning an MTV Video Music Award for Artist of the Year.

The smooching took place during his performance of “Tití Me Preguntó”, the Dembow single from Bad Bunny’s fifth studio album titled Un Verano Sin Ti.

In a Madonna-like move (the one in which she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 VMAs), the rapper first kissed a dancer to his right (a girl), then turned his head to peck at the dancer to his left (a guy).

Bad Bunny MTV VMAs performance

After his performance, the Bad Bunny set was honored with the presence of the former New York Knicks and fellow Puerto Rican Carmelo Anthony, who presented him with his Moon Person trophy.

“I always knew that I could become a huge artist without changing my culture, my slang, and my language,” the Puerto Rican rapper said before the audience in Spanish. “I am Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, from Puerto Rico to the world.” 

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Bad Bunny: Puerto Rican Culture

Apart from the Artist of the Year, Bad Bunny also earned a nomination for Album of the Year for Un Verano Sin Ti, Best Latin Song for “Tití Me Preguntó,” and Song of the Summer for “Me Porto Bonito” with Chencho Corleone. 

Before 2022, Bad Bunny had earned five VMA nominations, including Song of the Summer (2018), Best Latin Video (2019 and 2020), and two Best Latin Video nominations (2021). 

Sony Pictures revealed in April that Bad Bunny would portray the character of El Muerto, the first Latino to lead a live-action movie by Marvel. El Muerto is a wrestler with a superpower from the Spider-verse. 

“I love wrestling. I grew up watching it, and now I’m a wrestler,” Bad Bunny stated at the CinemaCon in Las Vegas in April. “This is why I love this character. I think it’s the perfect role to me. It will be epic.” 

Additionally, Bad Bunny appears in Bullet Train, an action-comedy by David Leitch that premiered at No. 1 at the North American Box Office this month.

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