J Balvin Apologizes for ‘Perra’ Music Video that Depicted Black Women as DOGS on LEASHES

Published: Monday 25th Oct 2021 by Sam

J Balvin has released a statement after blazing backlash over the video for his new song ‘Perra.’

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The Tokischa collaboration, which is lifted from the Latin star’s latest album ‘Jose,’ saw its accompanying video unleashed earlier this month. And it was greeted by lashings from left, right, and center.

Primarily due to its depiction of Black women as dogs on leashes held by the star.

As a result of the furor, Balvin confirmed that the visual had been removed from YouTube “as a form of respect.”

Via Instagram Stories, he went on to write:

“I want to say sorry to whomever felt offended, especially to the Black community. That’s not who I am. I’m about tolerance, love and inclusivity.”

For what it’s worth, Tokischa told Rolling Stone that the video set out to mirror the wordplay of the track: “It was very conceptual. If you, as a creative, have a song that’s talking about dogs, you’re going to create that world.”

Still, after all the dialogue the world at large has been engaged in over the last year as relates to race (specifically Blackness), it’s mind-boggling how such imagery was even approved – given how immediately the problematic jumps out.

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  1. Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 25, 2021

    It wasn’t only black women, it was black and Latina men AND women. It’s only a bit of face make-up…

  2. Hmmm… October 25, 2021

    It’s an tasteless concept and it’s odd that no one involved thought of how it would be perceived. As far as optics go, It may have been better if he himself was depicted as a dog, but he wasn’t… so it was just weird to see everyone else, who were all brown, portrayed that way. It was just a bad idea.

    • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 25, 2021

      That’s an emancipation of women. I’m a free woman (Gaga’s voice) 💅🏿

  3. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 25, 2021

    As an open minded Black woman, I see nothing with wrong with the video 💅🏿 I love my men to pull a collar on me when we are in bed. I love being dominated by my men. It’s a pleasure 💋

    • J October 26, 2021

      Okay Bittch 🐕‍🦺

  4. True Tea October 25, 2021

    UMM! How many white men have been caught up in racial scandals?? Stuff like this isn’t news at this point.

    Racism is going to be the downfall of western society. And that’s sad because it’s totally avoidable.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 25, 2021

      How is this a racial scandal? And he’s Colombian.

      • True Tea October 25, 2021

        How is it not if he’s receiving backlash for so called racism?

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 25, 2021

        You just said it yourself, “so-called racism.” Have you seen the video? It’s not only women and they’re not only black. They’re ALL dancing in face make-up, men, women, and even the children. How is that racism? Plus, you implied he’s white when he is not. The real problem is everyone believing everything they read with no facts and no proof.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 25, 2021

        It’s like a carnival. You know, where people dance, wear face paint and masks?

      • True Tea October 25, 2021

        You say it’s not racists but that’s how the public see it. His video has since been taken down.

        Yes I called him white because he is white. What race is he than?

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 26, 2021

        @True Tea with that logic then we only have one race the human race, skin color is not a race…

    • Paulo October 25, 2021

      of course this uneducated and unbathed fleabag would confuse nationality and race. he’s Colombian and white.

      • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 25, 2021

        You judging people by their race & color. U ain’t nothing but a racist to yo true damn yourself💅🏿 Calling other people racist and you are doing the same things.

      • Paulo October 25, 2021

        so stating the fact he is both Colombian and white is racism? LMAO like Ms Thug Missez once said, I knew you were dumb but I ain’t know you were THAT muhfucking dumb. you’re too ugly broke and grown to get away with being illiterate

      • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 25, 2021

        Paulo: to HELL with you 💅🏿 Dumb ass c u n t.

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 26, 2021

        @Paul you are clearly the uneducated and unbathed fleabag who calls being Colombian and white a race. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 26, 2021

        @Paul what is your heritage?

    • WeCameWeConquered October 27, 2021

      Your downfall is your lack of education and high level of s**’s roaming in your body!! Which is clearly effecting your vision and how you think. Please gurrrlll go see a doctor in your case a few

  5. Paulo October 25, 2021

    this ugly piece of trash been mysogynist so it’s no surprise but it’s still disgusting. better turn that Mi Gente and I Like It checks into something good cause you’re done

  6. Farrahs Luggage (8k Camila) October 25, 2021

    He’s cancelled. Now him and Camila can go and release a joint album to SoundCloud. Racist bitchessss

    • True Tea October 25, 2021


      Racism often goes unchecked in Latin America. So for him to be this tone deaf reinforces a major issue in Latin America.

      • Paulo October 25, 2021

        I wouldn’t say ‘unchecked’ – but yes racism is a issue here just as much as it is in North America. but apparently Latinos in the diaspora and the non-Latino whites seem to think Latino is a race in between Black and White and to me it’s a bit nonsensical

  7. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 26, 2021

    Awww, bless black people are just mad that J Balvin exposed them for the smelly wet dogs that they are, especially in this comment section. Someone pass them a tissue.

    • J October 26, 2021

      Shut the f**** up u sick f******

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 26, 2021

        Make me you fool! I can say whatever I like and you can’t stop me.

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