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The Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin caused great outrage in government circles with his song "Perra" (bitch).
The text of the song was "sexist, macho and racist", it said in a message from the Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister Marta Lucía Ramírez, from which the newspaper "El Tiempo" quoted.
The song violates women's rights.
You are compared to an animal that should be controlled and mistreated.
In the video for the song from J Balvin's latest album »José« you can also see women with chains around their necks who are led on a leash like dogs.
Foreign Minister Ramírez criticized that the message conveyed also had an impact in reality: In Medellín, for example, a man on the street led a woman in underwear on a leash like an animal.
The background to the incident last week was unclear.
The singer contradicts: The song is about the fact that women, like men, can be rioters.
A woman could bite her, the 36-year-old, real name José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, said when the album was released in September.
Reggaeton is a mixture of rap, reggae and Caribbean sounds.