Latin rapper Daddy Yankee says he’s retiring to spread the gospel: ‘To all the people who followed me, follow Jesus Christ’

Daddy Yankee, 46, a Latin actor and rapper, is retiring from an illustrious and lucrative career in music. Yankee, whose musical collaboration with pop singer Luis Fonsi, “Despacito,” became the first Spanish-language song to enter the Billboard Hot 100 in more than 20 years, spent the rest of his life promoting Christ and the gospel. He indicated that he intended to dedicate it to

Yankee, the best-selling Latin artist of the 2000s, revealed a message to his fans during his concert.
farewell performance Sunday in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

During the show that concluded the 2022 La Ultima Vuelta World Tour, the musician, whose real name is Ramon Luis Ayala Rodríguez, told the audience in Spanish, “Guys, this day for me is the most important of my life.” Living a successful life is not the same as living a life with purpose, and I want to share that with you.”

Rodriguez showed neither his fame nor himself.
Estimation $40 million fortune could solve ‘feeling of emptiness’ [he] But Jesus Christ was able to do so.

“What good is a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?” Rodriguez said, quoting Matthew 16:26. “That is why tonight I am not ashamed to recognize and tell the whole world that Jesus lives in me and that I live for Him.”

The musician indicated that he intends to use his resources, platform and popularity to spread Christianity and implored his fans to join him in following Christ.
report USA Today.

“All you who have followed me, follow Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth, and the life,” he said. “Father, I pray that I will be able to preach to the world from Puerto Rico, just as Jesus in His mercy has allowed me to travel the world.”

Despite wearing sunglasses, WNBC-TV
shown It was clear that the rapper was crying towards the end of the declaration.

Long before his 2004 global hit single “Gasolina” and its eventual record sales of 30 million copies, so-called “reggaetón” artists harbored dreams of playing professional baseball.

Indicated When he was 6 years old, he watched on MTV Music as a gunman stormed into a baseball field and shot and killed coach Juan Cintron right in front of his eyes. Although he was traumatized by the incident, the young Puerto Rican still held on to his desire to play in the big leagues. But a few years later, a bullet struck him.

When Rodriguez was 16 years old, he was reportedly hit by a stray bullet fired from an AK-47 while recording a mixtape.

“It was in VK [aka Villa Kennedy in Santurce] “That’s where I’m from,” he recalled. And suddenly, boom, boom! I saw a crossfire and got caught in the exchange of gunfire. I was running, running, running, running, and I bumped into something. My bones broke in an instant. Instantly “Bang!” I tripped and fell under the van, which was the only reason I survived. ”

The future star’s baseball dreams are over. His recovery took more than a year and he was temporarily confined to a wheelchair.

Despite the setback, he came to understand this event as providential.

“Thank God for that bullet,” Rodriguez said. “I didn’t understand it at the time, but I’m grateful for that bullet now. It allowed me to focus on the music.”

In his Instagram post about his new religious direction, Rodriguez wrote, “Tonight I tell the whole world that Christ lives in me and I live for Christ. I admit that and I’m not ashamed. This is the end of a chapter and the beginning of a chapter.” Something completely new. ”

report Rodriguez joins numerous other megastars who have given up their music careers to devote themselves to Christ.

  • Al Green continues to preach at Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis to this day.
  • Harlem rapper Mason Durrell Betta (also known as Ma$e) has indicated that he no longer wants to be involved in “leading people, friends, and children down the road to hell,” and is currently a pastor in Atlanta. doing.and
  • Korn guitarist Brian Welch, who quit the band, was baptized in the Jordan River and then traveled to impoverished parts of India to help build orphanages.

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