J Balvin apologized for his video “Perra” after it was taken down from YouTube. He went live on Instagram to share said apology with the audience that got the chance to join, which means the apology can’t be found on his profile anymore. In it he stated “he wanted to offer an apology to everyone who was offended, especially women and the Black community.” He continued to affirm he has always been about “tolerance, love, integration and he has also wanted to support new talents”

In the statement, Balvin further stated that it was he who chose to remove the video “as a form of respect” and that he was apologizing because of the criticism that continued despite the removal of the video.

This isn’t Balvin’s first scandal with racism, sexism, and misogynoir.

In his apology, Balvin didn’t acknowledge past or current harm he caused and didn’t place the video permanently on any platforms.

This story is still developing.

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