Bad Bunny Opens Up About His Relationship With Fashion: “I Really Can’t Give Clothes Sex”
Bad Bunny has spoken candidly about his relationship with fashion and why he doesn’t let any of his clothes be defined by “one gender”.
The 28-year-old singer, real name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, opened up about his approach to choosing an outfit during an interview with QG, which saw him pose on the cover of the magazine’s June/July issue. According to Bad Bunny, his style is subject to change and cannot be described as “masculine” or “feminine” no matter what he wears.
“It depends on my state of mind,” he explained. “Everyone should feel comfortable with who they are and how they feel. For example, what defines a man, what defines being masculine, what defines being feminine? I really can’t give clothes sex.
“To me, a dress is a dress,” he continued. “If I wear a dress, would it cease to be a woman’s dress? Or vice versa? It does not look like. It’s a dress, and that’s it. It’s not a man’s, it’s not a woman’s. It is a dress.
The Puerto Rican rapper was then asked about the inspiration for his Met Gala outfit this year, for which the dress code was “golded glamour, white tie” and the theme was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” He said that once he heard the theme, he knew he wanted to wear something Latin American-inspired “because it’s America too.”
At the gala earlier this month, Bad Bunny arrived on the red carpet in a beige jacket and skirt with puff sleeves, worn over a blue collared shirt and black tie. The look was designed by Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci and created in honor of men’s and women’s fashion in Puerto Rico during the Golden Age.
During the interview, he also addressed some of the stereotypes he faces as a reggaeton artist, as people assumed that his music would be the most “manly” and that he “dressed” in style. a special way because of that.
“Latino culture is very macho,” he explained. “So, that’s why I think everything I did was even more shocking… Urban Latin music, reggaeton, is a genre where you have to be the most manly, the baddest That’s why it’s also the most shocking.
“But why? If I dress like that, I can’t sing like that? Or if I dress like that, I can’t listen to that type of music?” he added.
Following the release of his QG cover, fans on social media raved about the Yonaguni singer.
“I never bought magazines until Bad Bunny started covering them,” one person tweeted.
“The way I ran so fast to get this,” said another, responding to a tweet from the cover shared by the outlet.
A third person tweeted: “I need Bad Bunny’s QG cover my entire STAT wall.
Bad Bunny has previously spoken about fashion sense and his thoughts on gender stereotypes. During an interview with Seduce Last November, he recalled that, as a child, he loved to dress with mom and see the different “combinations” of colors in the women’s department.
“Shopping with my mother was one of my favorite things because I got lost in the women’s department, seeing the combinations, the colors, the cuts, the designs,” he recalls.
However, he acknowledged that when it was his turn to choose things from the boys’ department, it was “boring as hell” for him.
“The same jeans and T-shirts, jeans and T-shirts in different sizes. The women had everything! he said. “For women, there are so many different types, colors, shapes, designs… And what do men get? An old, ramshackle wallet to put in your pocket.