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Reggaeton artists are boycotting the Latin Grammys for 'whitewashing’

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Reggaeton artists are boycotting the Latin Grammys for 'whitewashing’

Reggaeton artists are boycotting the Latin Grammys for 'whitewashing’

Excerpt Insider

On September 24, a number of notable Latin music artists - including Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, and Nicky Jam - took to social media to announce their boycott of the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards.

Daddy Yankee was the first of the artists to share a picture on Instagram of the phrase "Sin reggaeton, no hay Latin Grammy" or "Without reggaeton, there is no Latin Grammy" after it was announced that no Reggaeton artists received nominations for any of the 10 primary categories, including even well-known musicians like Karol G, Ozuna, and Becky G.

"Despite being nominated, I don't agree with the way they treated the genre and a lot of my colleagues. Remember one very important thing, your platform was not the one that created this movement. This goes beyond a prize. This is culture, credibility, relevance, and RESPECT," Daddy Yankee wrote in his Instagram caption originally posted in Spanish.

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Saludos al público y a quienes les debo lo que soy hoy en día, mis fans !! Por la cultura y el movimiento #sinreggaetonnohaylatingrammys

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Other Urbano artists like Maluma and J Balvin reshared the image with their own captions reflecting similar sentiments to Daddy Yankee.