Bad Bunny isn't "used to fame" yet
The 27-year-old star - whose real name is Benito Ocasio - has won a string of awards and was recently named Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2021 but he admitted he still can't comprehend how much of an impact he's had around the world, and he thinks that has kept him "humble"
4 December 2021
He said: "I still haven’t gotten used to being perceived on this incredible scale. I still don’t understand how people see me, or how I can possibly impact so many people. And maybe this is good. Maybe not understanding my reach helps keep me humble. It helps keep me the same Benito that I was growing up. The one that created art just because he was passionate about it."
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Before shooting to fame, the 'Yonaguni' singer had a job packing groceries at a supermarket in Puerto Rico but never let his persistence and passion for music fade.
He told Highsnobiety: "I was making music and working at a supermercado. I always kept making music. And I did it with passion. At that time, I never made music with hopes of leaving my job. I did it because I loved making music."
Since finding fame, the 'Volvi' hitmaker has released three albums within a nine month period and starred alongside Hollywood legend Brad Pitt in 'Bullet Train' - but revealed the only pressure he feels is from himself.
In explaining his Bad Bunny alter ego, he said: "Bad Bunny represents a dream come true. It represents the freedom to do what I always wanted to do. To be the person I always wanted to be, or maybe the person I always was, but that the world didn’t fully understand. I don’t feel pressure from the fans or anything else.
"The only pressure I feel is from myself. And really, I wouldn’t even call it pressure. It’s a drive to create something new….I always ask myself, ‘How can I entertain and surprise people with something new?’ And that’s the pressure, but it’s a positive internal pressure."