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All Sports References We Could Find in Bad Bunny’s Songs

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Rapper Bad Bunny, left, greets Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The world of music and sports have always been strongly linked, especially when it comes to urban genres such as the songs of Bad Bunny, one of the most famous reggaeton singers of the moment.

That is why, at JefeBet, we wanted to make a list of some of the numerous songs from the “Conejo Malo” that make reference to sports and speak of the passion that this Puerto Rican has for it.

Bad Bunny’s songs with sports references

Talking about one of his idols: Messi

Allusions to Lionel Messi, the Argentine soccer player regarded as the best in the world and the singer’s favorite athlete, are present in Bad Bunny’s songs and in his life too.

In one of Bad Bunny’s most famous early songs, “Tú no vives así”, he mentions the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi with the following phrase:

I haven’t scored a goal, and I have Christians (Cristianos) praying to Messi.

You Don’t Live Like That

Another very famous mention is the one he makes in the Remix of the song “Báilame” with Nacho y Yandel. In it, not only he alludes to the soccer player but also to his wife Antonella Roccuzzo.

Another Messi goal, you are my Antonella.

Bailame Remix

During multiple travels to Buenos Aires, the reggaetonero wore Argentina’s national team jerseys with Messi’s name on them, and he narrated a commercial for the sports company Adidas in honor of the PSG star in 2020.

Basketball and Formula 1 in his new album

In his new album “Un verano sin ti”, Bad Bunny mentions several interesting things about Puerto Rico in his song El Apagón, one of them being the championship won by J.J. Barea, with the Dallas Mavericks, over Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers, in the NBA.

And Barea was champion before LeBron.

El Apagón

Later in the record, in a highly controversial song titled “Andrea,” the album discusses the world of motorsports, including Max Verstappen, the 2021 Formula 1 champion, and the late NASCAR rookie Buddy Baker.

Life is going like Verstappen in Formula 1 and Buddy Baker at Daytona.


His good friend, Luka Dončić

At just 23 years of age, Luka Dončić has earned the respect of the entire NBA and of Bad Bunny, who, in his album YHLQMDLG, talks about the quality of the Slovenian’s shots from the field and compares them to the quality of his own music.

Luka Dončić, there is no way I failed.


However, their relationship does not end there. Dončić and Bad Bunny are great friends, to the point that the singer was at the Dallas Mavericks player’s 21st birthday in Miami, while Dončić was a special guest at the release of the previously mentioned album.

The love for basketball does not stop

If we make a quick summary of which sport and which players are most frequently mentioned in Bad Bunny’s songs, without a doubt basketball takes the first prize.

Another clear example of this is his great fondness for Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors star who is named in several of his songs. Additionally, one song is even named after him.

Likewise, LeBron James is another of Bad Bunny’s most prominent figures for obvious reasons. And while sometimes he picks on him, as in “El Apagón” song, for the most part, as in “Está cabrón ser yo,” he does nothing but praise LeBron by comparing himself to him and his success in the NBA:

Along with James, the Puerto Rican also mentions 23-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps, despite not being a basketball player.

LeBron James, motherfucker, I play all the positions. Michael Phelps, swimming in my millions.

Está Cabrón Ser Yo

Kun Agüero was also celebrated

Not only Messi and Ronaldo are the soccer players that appear in Bad Bunny’s songs. Sergio “Kun” Agüero, former striker of the Argentine national team and widely known in social networks, has also been mentioned by the singer. In this case, he’s been mentioned in the Remix of the song “Loca”, by the singer Khea.

Today I’ll score a goal for you like Agüero, with you I’ll go to the leather, yeah…

Loca Remix

And baseball could not be missing from the list.

In one of his most recent hits, together with Romeo Santos, Bad Bunny makes reference to Tatís in the song “Volví”. Although it is not clear if he refers to Fernando Tatís father or son, we can think that he talks about young Tatís, player of the San Diego Padres, due to the fact that he’s currently playing and to the stellar play of his game.

I take it out of you as Tatís does it


A fervent WWE follower and wrestler

Our list of Bad Bunny songs with sports references would be incomplete without mentioning his passion for wrestling. He’s even become a celebrity in recent months as a member of the WWE.

The first of these is “Chambea”, a song in which he is presented as one of the greatest exponents of reggaeton by none other than Rick Flair, 16-time world champion in wrestling and double member of the WWE Hall of Fame. In addition, the song makes reference to one of the best wrestlers in history: Stone Cold.

I don’t get along with anyone, we go flow Stone Cold


In another of his hits, “Tú no metes cabra” he makes a reference to one of the most popular fighters of all time: “The Undertaker”. He refers to the fact that he gets back up as many times as necessary when a musical enemy tries to knock him down.

The Undertaker emerging from the mist

Tu No Metes Cabra

Our wrestling list is closed by a song on the album “The Last Tour of the World” which he called “Booker T”, referring to the former professional wrestler of the same name. At the time, he was world champion in WCW and additionally, near the end of the track, the singer added the voice of the fighter with his characteristic phrase: “Can you dig it, sucka’?”.

Posthumous tribute to Kobe Bryant

To round out our list, we leave you with a song that Bad Bunny, a devoted basketball fan, left for Kobe Bryant days after the Los Angeles Lakers legend died in a helicopter crash.

Like many in the world, the singer was a fan of “Black Mamba” and used the power of social networks to dedicate a heartfelt tribute to him.

Not everything is music

Bad Bunny is not only dedicated to including sports in his songs, but he also tries to be part of it. The Puerto Rico native participated twice in the NBA Celebrity Game in 2019 and 2020, scoring just two points in the latter edition.

In that same year, he appeared in the Super Bowl 54 halftime performance alongside Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, and since 2021, he has been seen in WWE wrestling events, even starring in one at the year’s biggest event, Wrestlemania 37.

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