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J. Balvin On Representing Latin Community & VMA Performance | MTV News


– What can the followers anticipate out of your efficiency on the VMAs this 12 months? – If it's not the most effective one, it's high two – Ooh, in VMA historical past? – On this present

(laughs) On this present, , let me begin That is our first time with a present right here I don't know Gotta respect all of the OGs and all people that's been doing wonderful jobs However to see us Latinos the primary time, 100% we're gonna kill it

And that I'm for positive – All proper, we acquired J Balvin who's acquired 5 VMA nominations this 12 months – Oh, for actual? – 5 of 'em, that! Two in the identical class – Thanks, man – On high of the moon, man, that you just acquired final 12 months, however this time you're taking the stage

How does it really feel to be again? – It's wonderful, man Final time I used to be in Japan, so like I see it on TV, what's that? My first second however I wasn't there, ? – Proper, proper – So now like let's see what's happening, however I'm grateful, man, like I'm glad to be right here and it's identical to, it's a ravishing second for the tradition, for Latinos, , being right here, singing, performing in Spanish is such a vibe, man I'm grateful – I imply, you don't even carry out in English, however we really feel the vibe of the music

– That's what issues, man, , that's what issues Except you are feeling the vibe and make you are feeling type of kind of approach, we're good – What's shocking to me about your rise is that, , you're the primary Latin artist to headline Lollapalooza I'm from Chicago, I used to be there It was a vibe

– Ooh, 'sup? – First reggaeton artist to carry out on SNL and it's so bizarre that we're nonetheless seeing you break limitations, nonetheless seeing Latin artists break limitations It looks like by now you shouldn't even be capable to create these data (chuckles) Proper? Like, it feels bizarre that that is nonetheless one thing that's occurring proper now What does that really feel like? – I really feel so grateful, however , and I'm tremendous targeted on simply hold spreading the vibe and present the world that, , it doesn't matter the place you're from or what language, so long as you might be giving a very good vibe and making individuals glad, that's what issues, ? Like mainly, I can go to a studio and attempt to do an ideal tune in English, however I'd quite simply to maintain actual and do it in Spanish It doesn't imply that I'm not gonna do at some point one thing in English, however I simply wanna make an actual assertion of tips on how to make a brand new story worldwide with Spanish music, , Latin music

However, , the truth that I'm Latino doesn't imply that I'm not a part of the globe I'm world, anyway In order that's what issues – Proper Lots of people in the case of Latino artists mechanically categorize it as reggaeton

– Yeah, they bring about it like yeah And that's good so long as they're talking of reggaeton, however like my perspective and what I actually wanna do is rather like, yeah, do issues in Spanish however it doesn't imply that I'm not reaching world – Sure – And that's what we do and that's why we're right here That's why we hold elevating our tradition as a result of that's what I wanna do, make historical past

I wanna be like that man, he introduced the Spanish to a different stage That's my dream and make a part of that story – What does it imply to have a Colombian artist and a Puerto Rican artist and Dangerous Bunny, you guys collaborate and what does it imply for the tradition that has these two nations come collectively? You guys are the largest stars on the planet proper now, man! – Nah, , we're simply dreamers Possibly Dangerous Bunny is a giant star and I'm simply, , a dreamer (Dometi chuckles) I really feel nice, man

I really feel blessed You understand, we make a part of the Latino gang and proud to be right here It's an amazing second, we simply launched our new album, a collab album, me and Dangerous Bunny So it's a blessing, man It's a blessing that we collide these two worlds, Puerto Rico and Colombia, and simply vibing

– A tour coming quickly, 'Oasis' tour? – Nicely– – Make the announcement! Give me one thing, man! (chuckles) – Come on, man, , like, I actually wanna do it however there's two schedules There's two lives So I need it, ? However determined by, , I'm gonna repair on different issues To me, if it's for me, I'd simply do it now – Proper, proper, proper

– Yeah, 100% – Discuss to me about the way you and Beyoncé ended up on the Coachella stage collectively That was a time again, however it was such an iconic second And I perceive you bought a name from her staff in the course of the evening? – That was like three hours earlier than the present (laughs) – Get out of right here! What was that like? – They known as me at some point earlier than and thank God that day, it was a time without work, however even when I had a present, I feel I would cancel it simply to fly there

And it was like that, , it was my solely time without work I keep in mind I used to be identical to chilling, watching some films Once I simply obtained a textual content like, you wanna be a part of us at Coachella? I feel it was a buddy Like come to Coachella and simply chill It was like Melissa, a buddy of mine that works with Beyoncé

We're like, "Oh, let's go "Let's go!" (chuckles) So yeah, we went there and I even, , didn't even thought of it Identical to went there and it was wonderful – Are there any celebrities that anyone even such as you as an excellent megastar, billions of YouTube views, a number of awards, is there anyone that you just get starstruck if you stumble upon and who’s that individual? – On a regular basis, man I'm a giant fan of music so, , like Rihanna

If I see Rihanna as soon as once more, I'm gonna cross out You understand, like there's lots of people that I like and I respect You understand like Drake, I haven't met Drake I'm one in every of his largest followers You understand, The Weeknd

I discuss to him typically We textual content one another, however we haven't had the chance to be collectively and vibe However , there's lots of people that I've at all times admired and I identical to, wow – "Con Altura" is up for a VMA as we speak What was it like working with Rosalía? – Rosalía is tremendous dope

She's one in every of a form You understand, she's totally different Her expertise, the way in which she seems to be, , it's identical to, it's like hypnotic – Yeah – And I'm so grateful that we did this smash "Con Altura" and the video went all around the world and the tune, too

And I'm blessed, I'm blessed to be nominated together with her Hopefully we will win And , let's get it, man, let's get the goals

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