J Balvin received heavy backlash over his new music video titled “Perra” where he featured Black women on leashes, and now he’s apologizing.
“Perra,” a collaboration with Dominican artiste Tokischa is about dogs in heat.
In the music video, Balvin is seen walking Black women styled like dogs on leashes and depicts them in cages.
The Latin artiste apologised to those he offended, saying, “I want to say sorry to whomever felt offended, especially to the Black community.“
Following criticism, even from the vice-president of Colombia, Marta Lucía Ramírez, who “called the visual ‘sexist, racist, machista, and misogynistic,’” the music video was eventually taken down.