Daddy Yankee determined to surrender his musical profession as a reggaeton artist, for holy causes.
The Gasolina hitmaker mentioned on Monday, the ultimate day of his farewell tour, La Meta (The Aim), in Puerto Rico, that he was embarking on a “new starting” to comply with his beliefs.
“Tonight, I acknowledge, and I’m not ashamed to inform the entire world that Jesus lives in me and that I’ll stay for him,” he captioned an Instagram video of his speech.
“For a few years I’ve tried filling a gap in my life that nobody may fill. I attempted discovering a goal, on many events, it appeared as if I used to be comfortable, however one thing was lacking for me to really feel full,” Yankee continued.
The musician revealed that regardless of having the whole lot and a number of prizes at his disposal, he struggled to search out contentment.
“What good will or not it’s for a person to realize the entire world, but forfeit his soul?” He recited a bible verse in Spanish.
“A chapter has ended, however a brand new one will start,” he mentioned, including that any longer he’ll go by Ramón Ayala, his beginning identify.
The 46-year-old hitmaker of “Lo Que Pasó, Pasó” desires to make use of “the instruments that I’ve in my possession akin to music, social networks, platforms, a microphone — the whole lot that Jesus gave me — for his kingdom” after a long time of success within the music business.
“Similar to Jesus, together with his mercy, allowed me to journey the world, in your mercy, Father, I hope you enable me to evangelize the world from Puerto Rico. Amen,” Yankee concluded.
The social media video concluded with a light-weight show over the sector bearing the English phrase “Cristo viene,” which suggests “Christ will come.”
A portion of the four-time Grammy winner’s 49 million followers praised his new endeavour.
After his 2004 smash music Gasolina and his 2017 launch of Despacito, which featured Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi, Yankee has all the time been within the highlight.