Daddy Yankee has stated he’s retiring from music to dedicate his life to Jesus.
The rapper and reggaeton artist spoke about his plans whereas on stage on the Coliseo José Miguel Agrelot enviornment in San Juan, Puerto Rico just lately, in keeping with People.
- READ MORE: Puerto Rican pop icon Ozuna: “Latin music is the perfect music on the earth!”
“My individuals, that is an important day of my life. I wish to share it… as a result of dwelling a lifetime of success will not be the identical as dwelling a lifetime of objective,” he informed the viewers at his remaining live performance (translated from Spanish).
The ‘Gasolina’ star went on to elucidate that regardless of his success in music, he felt a void in his life that he solely crammed when he started to focus extra on his religion.
“Because of this tonight I acknowledge that Jesus lives for me – and I’ll stay for him,” he continued. “The entire instruments that I’ve inside my energy – like music, social media, my platform, the mic, all the pieces that God gave me is now for him.”
Yankee, whose actual title is Ramón Rodríguez, concluded: “I’m human and everybody that follows me ought to comply with Jesus Christ.” He later shared a video of the speech on social media, which ended with a fireworks show of a cross together with the message: “Christ loves you” (in Spanish).
The artist introduced in 2022 that his album ‘Legendaddy’ can be his final, whereas confirming his retirement from music alongside a farewell tour.
Talking in Spanish (translated by Rolling Stone), Rodríguez stated on the time: “This profession has been a marathon. I lastly see the top purpose. Now I’m going to take pleasure in with all of you in what you’ve given me.
“Folks say I made this style international, however it’s you who gave me the keys to open the doorways and make this style the most important on the earth.”
He added: “Within the barrios, the place we grew up, most of us wished to be drug sellers. Right now, I’m going to barrios and the bulk wish to be artists, and which means rather a lot to me.”
Daddy Yankee earned a UK Quantity One with 2017’s ‘Despacito (Remix)’, his collaborative single with Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi. The observe spent 11 weeks on the prime spot, per Official Charts.