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J Balvin apologizes for controversial 'Perra' music video

Artist J Balvin apologized Sunday after he was criticized over the controversial music video for his song 'Perra.'

10/26/2021 5:47:00 AM

Artist J Balvin apologizes after he was criticized over the controversial music video for his song 'Perra,' which showed him tugging at two Black women on leashes.

Artist J Balvin apologized Sunday after he was criticized over the controversial music video for his song 'Perra.'

J Balvin, pictured at Uforia Mix Live in Miami on Oct. 1, apologized for his music video "Perra."John Parra / Getty Images fileOct. 25, 2021, 10:35 PM UTC/Oct. 26, 2021, 2:35 AM UTCByWilson WongThe singer J Balvin apologized Sunday after he was criticized over the controversial music video for his song"Perra," which showed him tugging at two Black women on leashes.

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The visuals for"Perra," which features the Dominican rapper Tokischa and was directed by Raymi Paulus, was taken down from YouTube on Oct. 17,Billboardreported. Balvin could be seen in the video walking two Black women on leashes. Tokischa was also seen posing inside a doghouse on all fours.

In a series of Instagram stories, Balvin, whose full name is José Alvaro Osorio Balvin, said: “I want to say sorry to whomever felt offended, especially to the Black women community.”The Colombian star continued:"That’s not who I am. I have always expressed tolerance, love and inclusivity. I also like to support new artists, in this case Tokischa, a woman who supports her people, her community and also empowers women.” headtopics.com

Balvin said that he removed the video"as a form of respect" and that he was apologizing because of the criticism.Balvin, Tokischa and Paulus did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday.Tokischa toldRolling Stonein an interview published Sunday that the video was"conceptual" and that it meant to emphasize the wordplay in the track.

"If you, as a creative, have a song that’s talking about dogs, you’re going to create that world,” she said. “I understand the interpretation people had and I’m truly sorry that people felt offended. But at the same time, art is expression. It’s creating a world.”

Paulus told Rolling Stone that the video was"never aimed to promote racism or misogyny."He added: “The Dominican Republic is a country where most of the population is Black and our Blackness is predominant in underground scenes, where the filming took place, and which was the subject of the video’s inspiration. ‘Perra’ was a video filmed in the neighborhood, with people from the neighborhood, and the use of people of color in ‘Perra’ was nothing more than the participation of our people in it.”

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J Balvin Apologizes for Controversial 'Perra' Music Video: 'That's Not Who I Am' - E! OnlineJ Balvin recently apologized to fans for the music video that accompanied his single “Perra” after it was taken down following complaints of racist and sexist imagery. He said they not finna cancel me 😆 Tarde… si quiso generar vistas y llamar la atención… creo que salió perdiendo. The sexual and racial degradation was bad, but when I saw the fried chicken in the froot loops? I was like, they're trolling and spitting in our eye. Unless he (Balvin) just showed up on set, and participated in zero 'conceptualizing,' how in FCK did he miss that?

J Balvin Apologizes for Controversial 'Perra' Music Video: 'That's Not Who I Am' - E! OnlineJ Balvin recently apologized to fans for the music video that accompanied his single “Perra” after it was taken down following complaints of racist and sexist imagery. He said they not finna cancel me 😆 Tarde… si quiso generar vistas y llamar la atención… creo que salió perdiendo. The sexual and racial degradation was bad, but when I saw the fried chicken in the froot loops? I was like, they're trolling and spitting in our eye. Unless he (Balvin) just showed up on set, and participated in zero 'conceptualizing,' how in FCK did he miss that?