Photo: Daddy Yankee
Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee filmed in his native Puerto Rico the music video for his next single, “Ora por Mi” (Pray for Me), a song he describes as a resume of his life as an individual and as an artist.
“‘Ora por Mi’ is a very special song, because it’s a look back at my childhood, my career and even my visions of the future,” he told Efe during a pause in the shoot at Puerto Rico Memorial Cemetery in the San Juan suburb of Carolina.
Thursday’s filming included a scene in which the singer, who admits his fear of death, is lying in a coffin borne by friends and family.
The 37-year-old rapper described the number as “very personal,” since, he said, it expresses “the solace people will feel” and in which he is seen to be a person “as human as everybody else.”
“I’m a public figure, but that doesn’t mean I’m different from everybody else. I’m not out of touch with them,” the singer of hits like “Gasolina,” “Pose,” “Impacto” and “Descontrol” said.
Before becoming the “boss” of reggaeton, Daddy Yankee almost lost his life during his time as a baseball player when he suffered a bullet wound, an incident reflected in some of his songs that ask young people to keep away from drugs.