Daddy Yankee Announces His Devotion To Jesus Christ During Farewell Tour

During Daddy Yankee‘s recent farewell tour in his homeland of Puerto Rico, the Reggaeton star announced that he’d be devoting his life to Christ going forward. On Sunday (Dec. 3), the “Despacito” singer stood before his fans and declared, “Jesus lives in me and that I will live for him.”

“My people, this day for me is the most important day of my life. And I want to share it with you because living a life of success is not the same as living a life with purpose,” Yankee said in Spanish before getting emotional.

“I have to confess that those days are over. Someone was able to fill that emptiness,” he went on about feeling unfulfilled in his long-standing music career. “That is why tonight, I recognize, and I am not ashamed to tell the whole world that Jesus lives in me and that I will live for him.”

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The “Gasoline” rapper — who told fans he’d now be going by his birth name, Ramón Ayala — continued, “All the tools that I have in my possession such as music, social networks, platforms, a microphone — everything that Jesus gave me — is now for his kingdom.”

“Thank you very much, Puerto Rico, and I hope that you walk with me in this new beginning. To all the people who followed me, follow Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life,” he added.

Hoping to spread the word of Jesus, Yankee went on, “Just like Jesus, with his mercy, allowed me to travel the world, in your mercy, Father, I hope you allow me to evangelize the world from Puerto Rico. Following his announcement, he also reportedly held a light show in the sky that conveyed the message, “Cristo Te Ama,” which translates to “Christ loves you.”

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Upon sharing his enlightening moment on Instagram, fans filled his comment section with support and thoughts on his life-changing decision.

“Amen! Now I admire and respect you a million times over,” one person wrote, as another commented, “Congratulations. May God bless you. I also hope to be touched that way by God. Although I always keep him in my heart wherever I go.. but I haven’t been touched that way yet. That’s a blessing.”

On the other hand, a few fans had other choice words. One person said, “After dragging countless souls to perdition he is now a prophet of Jesus. That’s what everyone says when they retire,” and someone else mentioned, “Talk about Christ and wear the mark of the beast?“

Yankee had a successful career in Reggaeton, as he’s also worked with greats including Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Marc Anthony, Lil Jon, Black Eye Peas, and more. Some Yankee’s most notable songs of his discography are the infectious hits “Gasolina” and 2017’s “Despacito.”

The latter alone has amassed over 8 billion views on Youtube and was reportedly the first Latin song reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1996’s “Macarena.”

Revisit “Despacito” below.


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