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Bad Bunny keeps quiet on his relationship status with Kendall Jenner

The Puerto Rican artist refuses to say anything about his rumored relationship.

Bad Bunny keeps quiet on his relationship status with Kendall Jenner
Elliot & Erick Jiménez

Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner have been fanning the flames of dating rumors for the past month and a half. Neither party has acknowledged the relationship in any way, but, as Bad Bunny makes clear in his latest Time Magazine interview, this doesn’t bother him one bit.

Echoing the sentiment of his 2020 album ‘YHLQMDLG’ (an acronym for “Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana” or “I do whatever I want” in English), Bad Bunny is doing what he wants, no matter what people say about it.

Fans upset at Kendall Jenner dating rumors

Since the first rumors began that Bad Bunny, real name Benito Martínez, and Jenner were together at a Grammy after-party in February, many fans took to social media to express their feeling of disappointment or betrayal.

“It ain’t Benito no more, it’s Ben,” one fan tweeted, with commenters agreeing with that take.

Many of Bad Bunny’s Latin fans felt that he had gone back on lyrics from his song ‘El Apagón’ from his latest album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’, where the rapper says “Everyone wants to be Latino/But they lack sazón (flavor).”

In his Time interview, Bad Bunny says that at the time he wrote the lyrics he “was upset” adding: “But now that feeling has passed me. Our culture and music impacts people in other places. They want to try it and feel it. So why am I going to be bothered by that, if they do it with respect?

The music video for the song includes footage from the documentary ‘Aquí Vive Gente’ (People Live Here) by Bianca Graulau which looks at how foreigners take advantage of Puerto Rico’s tax incentives by moving to Puerto Rico and displacing the local community.

His fans feel that by dating Kendall Jenner, who has come under fire multiple times for what many believed were racist commercials, including her infamous Pepsi ad in 2017, and again for ads for her tequila brand in 2021 where she was accused of appropriating Mexican culture, he is dating someone who represents those foreigners who take advantage of Puerto Rico, and Latin America as a whole.

Bad Bunny does what he wants

Bad Bunny has yet to comment on Jenner herself and refused to say anything about the rumors that have been spreading in his interview.

On the reaction from his fans, Bad Bunny insists he only cares about how his Puerto Rican fans feel but does not care about what fans think about his relationship.

“When I read comments that say, ‘Bad Bunny now I’m not going to listen to your music,’ that’s fine,” he said.

“I’m not going to do something else for you to like it. There are plenty of artists, and perhaps you’ll find someone you’ll like.”