Daddy Yankee is putting down his microphone and picking up a Bible. The reggaeton superstar has announced his immediate retirement from music, to focus instead on his relationship with God.
As People Mag reports, the ‘Gasolina’ hitmaker recently dropped the news live on stage at the Coliseo José Miguel Agrelot arena in Puerto Rico.
Daddy Yankee – ‘Gasolina’
“My people, this is the most important day of my life,” he told the crowd at his final concert (translated from Spanish). “I want to share it… because living a life of success is not the same as living a life of purpose”.
“This is why tonight I acknowledge that Jesus lives for me – and I will live for him,” he continued. “All of the tools that I have within my power – like music, social media, my platform, the mic, everything that God gave me is now for him.”
Yankee then concluded: “I am human and everyone that follows me should follow Jesus Christ”.
Back in 2022, Yankee, real name Ramón Rodríguez, announced his latest album Legendaddy would be his last.
Speaking in Spanish at the time (translated by Rolling Stone), he said: “This career has been a marathon. I finally see the end goal. Now I’m going to enjoy with all of you in what you’ve given me.
“People say I made this genre global, but it is you who gave me the keys to open the doors and make this genre the biggest in the world.”