Best: Residente has fighting words for reggaetoneros, nods to "real emcees"
Hands down, the ballsiest moment at this year's telecast goes to Residente when he basically called out the horde of baby-faced reggaetoneros a bunch of "posers of rhyme." The moment occurred when the Puerto Rican MC righteously snagged the award for Best Urban Song for cacophony banger "Somos Anormales."
"I'm going to
say a few abnormal words," he said, before calling out fellow "scenesters" at prestigious award ceremonies. "Let's
be real. Let's talk about music and not the number of views! Let's talk about
real lyricism because it lacks! Art doesn't have to do with rhyming, it has to
do with speaking truth!" As the camera cut to the audience, viewers
witnessed the bewildered, borderline mad-dog gazes abounding urban pretty boys like Bad Bunny and J balvin. Simply priceless.