Bad Bunny made history at Coachella and people are getting emotional on Twitter: In a two-hour set, the reggaeton superstar brought out guests like Post Malone and Jay Cortez, jumped on a jet ski, and opened up about being Coachella’s first Latino headliner.
Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny took the Coachella mainstage on Friday, becoming the first Latino solo artist headliner in the festival’s history — and people on Twitter are feeling emotional about his performance.
Bad Bunny & The Weekend greeting each other at Rosalia’s show in Coachella. 🎡🇵🇷🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/ZL2R3GpSdx
— Access Bad Bunny (@AccessBadBunny) April 16, 2023
The two-hour set was filled with extraterrestrial holograms, an onstage jet ski, and guest stars from Post Malone to Jay Cortez. Many also pointed out the platform’s graphics, which included tweets from fans. And even more took to Twitter to share their excitement.
“It still makes me emotional Bad Bunny really had Latinos on their backs last night,” wrote one.
This marks the first time that Coachella has been entirely headlined by people of color, and many expressed their excitement on social media to see Bad Bunny take the main stage. He previously performed at the festival, although not as a headliner in 2019. wrote a Twitter user. Another said, “Benito is making history by main stage at Coachella, I love him.”
Reggaeton, an electronic music genre that was popularized in Puerto Rico, has become a tremendous influence on American music, and legends such as Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber have set their sights on collaborations with reggaeton stars. Opening their set, Bad Bunny paid homage to some of the genre’s roots, taking the audience through a brief music history lesson and naming important artists like Celia Cruz and Willie Colon.
Bad Bunny with Post Malone & Jhay Cortez via Instagram Stories. 📸 pic.twitter.com/5Ckn7fjgHs
— Access Bad Bunny (@AccessBadBunny) April 15, 2023
The theme continued throughout the show. Speaking primarily in Spanish (after asking the audience their preferred language and cheering loudly for Spanish), the cast also didn’t shy away from the topic of representation.
“Here, history has been made a thousand times over,” Bad Bunny, born Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, told the audience on Friday, according to Billboard. “My head is spinning. It’s unbelievable to list all the other artists who have performed on this stage. There are so many of them, but none like me.
— Kevin ✨ (@DisasterMoviefa) April 15, 2023
In recent years, Bad Bunny has maintained extensive awards and top charts, and has been the most streamed artist on Spotify in the world every year since 2020. “Latinos have been killing it for a while,” he said Friday.
bad bunny at coachella: continue??
me on my sofa yelling yes:pic.twitter.com/K8KfgJh6nA
— . (@iam_iant) April 15, 2023