“Caro” is filled with self-love and breaking boundaries. Bad Bunny is an artist in every sense of the word. Amid his Latin trap sensibilities... Bad Bunny Disrupts Gender Norms In Colorful Visual For “Caro”

“Caro” is filled with self-love and breaking boundaries.

Bad Bunny is an artist in every sense of the word. Amid his Latin trap sensibilities paired with high fashion style, the 24-year-old rapper is able to create a record about the drug game, pretty girls and his taste for the finer things in life while still making a socially conscious statement. The new visuals for “Caro” off his debut album X 1OOPRE is a great example of that.

Through colorful backdrops found inside of a pink mansion, Bad Bunny pushes all of the boundaries. At first glance, he’s seen getting a manicure inside a cutesy room, then he suddenly transforms into a woman who looks just like him. She replaces him and lip-syncs the boastful lyrics of a lavish lifestyle in conjunction with having all of the agency to do whatever is pleasing.

Within this spectrum, drag queens to pregnant women make cameos in the video. Through this presentation, Bad Bunny (born Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio) is making a case for gender fluidity and self-acceptance. In the end, he kisses his female look-a-like, seemingly alluding that one can pull from both the female and male gender as a form of expression. On Tuesday (Jan. 22), he also used his Twitter platform to denounce homophobia.

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Christopher Dupree

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