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Some fans are upset over J Balvin’s “Kiss, Marry, Kill” answer about Rihanna

J Balvin was a guest on a Youtube show hosted by a portuguese vlogger called SirKazzio and they played "Kiss, Marry, Kill" between Jeon, Drake and Rihanna , the reggaeton singer said that Rihanna was not an ideal candidate for marriage “Rihanna no es una mujer para casarse, es para pasarla bueno" (Rihanna is not a good woman to marry, just to fool around) , you can watch the video, the comments start at 4:20.




Of course Rihanna fans (rightfully) dragged J Balvin on twitter:







In an email to The FADER, a spokeperson for the colombian defended his comments "J Balvin has the utmost respect for Rihanna, which he has stated multiple times in interviews – repeatedly naming her as one of the artists he would most like to work with one day. In this particular case, which is being taken out of context by some, a Brazilian video Blog interview requested he answer two rounds of Kiss, Marry, Kill. J Balvin lightheartedly choose his two recent ‘Machika’ collaborators Anitta and Jeon as his ‘Marry’ responses because he knows each of them well – leaving only the ‘kiss’ or ‘kill responses remaining. He would no more wish to show any type of disrespect to Rihanna, as he would wish harm on the other names presented."

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Mods the video is 2 weeks old but the article is from yesterday, same with the reactions and the video provides context.
Tags: latino celebrities, race / racism, rihanna, sexism
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