J Balvin, the Colombian born reggaeton superstar, posted a public apology after he found himself in hot water when he made a joke that unfortunately for him went viral about the Colombian women from Bogotá that was not well received by… well, people from Bogotá.
The artist formerly known as “I’m sooooo sorry for that joke. It was a joke. Damn, I’m in trouble,” was being interviewed in the New York radio station La Mega 97.9 FM. Balvin, who arrived at the station straight from the airport, was asked, “where you’re coming from?”
“Bogotá,” he responded quickly.
“Are there a lot of beautiful women in Bogotá?” the DJ asks.
“In Bogotá?” Balvin inquires. “Yes,” he answers while emphatically wagging his fingers “Noooo”.
The Colombian media jumped on the story once fans, supporters and haters of J Balvin commented on social media about the viral 15 second long video that shows him denying Bogotá’s beautiful women.
Balvin, who is from Medellin where the drug lord Pablo Escobar reigned, posted a three-part apology.
“I’m officially apologizing to the women of Bogotá,” Balvin said on an Instagram video. “I never said they were bad looking, but my hand gesture was a joke. A joke that fell flat. As a man, I understand they were offended. And the people of Bogotá too… I’m sorry, I apologize and I’ll learn from this.”