Daddy Yankee is done pouring gasolina on the Latin rap game! The Puerto Rican artist seemingly announced his retirement from reggaeton during a recent concert.
He revealed that he’s given his life to Christ and wants his next chapter to be about spreading God’s word.
In the concert footage, Daddy Yankee addressed a cheering crowd in Puerto Rico. He admitted to feeling an emptiness for a long time and has been trying to fill it. He also realized that he’d been someone for everyone, but without God, he was nothing.
“I was able to tour the world for years, winning many awards and applause, but I realized something the Bible says,” Daddy Yankee shared in Spanish. “What is the entire world worth to a man if he loses his soul?”
Yankee said he’s acknowledging –without any shame — that Jesus lives within him.
“…Jesus lives in me, and I will live for Him,” the artist said. “The Bible says everyone that publicly embraces God here on Earth will also recognize him in front of the Lord.”
Daddy Yankee Speaks On His Next Chapter
Daddy Yankee closed his comments by dedicating everything the Lord has blessed him with, especially his multi-platforms, to spreading God’s word.
“I hope you will walk with me on this new journey,” Daddy told fans. “Never follow any man. I’m only.
The ‘Rompe’ rapper also quoted the Bible in the caption of his post.
“Family: This day for me, is the most important day in my life.. tonight I recognize and am not ashamed to tell the whole world that Christ lives in me and that I will live for him. This is the end of one chapter and the beginning of a brand-new one,” Daddy Yankee wrote.
Adding the quote:
“For what good is it for a man to gain the whole world, if he loses his life? Or how much can a man pay for his life? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father and with his angels, and then he will reward each one according to what he has done.” St. Matthew 16: 26 – 27 Amen.”
The ‘Gasolina’ artist shared the concert confession on Dec. 4 on his Instagram feed. Despite limiting who can comment, the post pulled in over 47,000 comments from his 48.9 million followers. It features nearly two million likes.
It’s unclear if this means he will no longer make music or whether he plans to just change the content.
See his alleged retirement announcement below. At the end, the words “Christ I Love You” lit up the night sky for concertgoers.
Throughout his career, Daddy Yankee snagged five GRAMMY nominations and his sixth album ‘Prestige’ hit number one on Billboard’s Latin Albums chart.
According to IMBD, the Spanish trap artist has an estimated 75 award nominations for his music and at least 34 wins from the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Guinniess World Records, MTV Music Awards, American Music Awards and even the Soul Train Awards.
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Editor’s Note: The author of this article translated Daddy Yankee’s comments from Spanish to English.