Yesterday, El Conejo Malo blessed his fanbase with the music video for “Neverita,” a song off of his latest album, “Un Verano Sin Ti.”
As expected, the music video is flooded with commentary and critiques. Although, for the most part, the discussion around it has been light-hearted (which could be what Benito intended to do in the first place.)
Ever the artist and visionary, Bad Bunny used “Neverita” to once again pay homage to Puerto Rican merengue superstar, Elvis Crespo. Throughout the duration of the video, Crespo’s “Suavemente” backdrop is replicated; Bad Bunny is seen imitating the merenguero’s iconic moves and looks clip after clip.
The Boricua singer is quickly becoming known for giving credit to his role models and artists that influenced who he is today. Thus, he has shared his platform to further enhance the relevance of these artists in this new generation. He’s recently done this with Chencho Corleone, Ivy Queen, Tony Dize, Jowell & Randy, and more.
“Neverita’s” vibe is a comedic masterpiece – it’s also very trippy, to say the least.
Aside from the Elvis Crespo homage, he also used “Neverita” to give a nod to the 90s, as well as to popular culture’s references. Do you know the meme of the boy dancing at a party? Well, he dressed up as him for this video. Why? Um… why not?
Uncovering the clues in ‘Neverita’
Many people are speculating on the meaning of different scenes in the music video. Some have proposed elaborate theories on what he’s referencing and this has social media in an uproar. The BELatina News newsroom is even speculating on what the inspiration is behind the creative vision.
“Is he referencing the Teletubbies when he’s wearing the sun costume?”
“Did his video give him the chance to be the first Puerto Rican on the moon?”
“Was Marena Sofía (the Puerto Rican woman in the music video) channeling Hannah Montana?”
Somehow, it feels as though Bad Bunny gave his fanbase homework and we are collectively trying to figure it out.
What are your thoughts on the references? How many do you think he’s hidden throughout the video?
Can you imagine if there’s no reason behind his choices in the music video other than his famed “YHLQMDLG” attitude? Whatever the case may be, there’s no denying that Benito is trying to lighten the mood as society seemingly crumbles before our eyes.