Bad Bunny seemed to have had a good day on Sunday.
He performed at Yankee Stadium, kissed a man, kissed a girl, and capped off the night by winning Artist of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The kiss happened during a performance of Bad Bunny’s Dembow single “Tití Me Preguntó” from his fifth studio album Un Verano Sin Ti.
In a Madonna-like move (when she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 VMAs), the rapper first kissed the dancer on his right, then turned his head and gave the male dancer on her left a peck.
Following his performance, Bad Bunny’s set was graced by the presence of former New York Knicks and fellow Puerto Rican Carmelo Anthony, who presented him with the 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.”
Bad Bunny Proud of his 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.”
Furthermore, 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.