The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

López Obrador makes an unusual request to Bad Bunny: that he sing for free in the Zócalo for the Mexicans who could not see it


"We take care of the stage and the lights," the president told the popular Puerto Rican reggaeton singer. AMLO's request comes as Mexico investigates the sale of fake tickets for a recent concert by the artist there, which robbed many of them of the opportunity to see him in live.

The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, made an unusual request this Wednesday: he asked the popular Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Bad Bunny to offer a free concert in the Zócalo in Mexico City.

The president made the request during his daily morning conference, at a time when Mexico is investigating the sale of fake tickets through the Ticketmaster platform for the sought-after concert that Bad Bunny gave on Friday at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico.

As a result of the scam, many fans lost the opportunity to see the singer


Tití asked me live,

who was nominated for a Grammy in 2022 and became the most listened to artist on Spotify.

“I know you are exhausted and tired, because you work a lot, but I ask you to consider the possibility of coming to Mexico, to the Zócalo.

Hopefully he will come," said the president, who clarified that it would be free of charge because "we cannot pay him: it would have to be his collaboration."

López Obrador added that it gave him

"a lot of feeling"

to see the young people affected by ticket fraud, which deprived them of seeing the musician on his

World's Hottest Tour

, which has already ended.

Bad Bunny during his second concert at the Azteca stadium, as part of the World Hottest Tour, on December 10, 2022 in Mexico City.Getty Images

Mexican authorities said that many tickets purchased through Ticketmaster were cloned.

"The inconveniences in the accesses were the consequence of

the presentation of an unprecedented number of false tickets

," the company said.

The Mexican prosecutor, Ricardo Sheffield, who is investigating the fraud, launched strong accusations against Ticketmaster, saying that "corrupt and criminals" work in the company and that some 2,000 tickets were oversold.

At least 14 people had been arrested on Friday in Mexico for the acquisition of 22 false tickets that were allegedly being resold, said the Secretary of Citizen Security.


It's Been "Tortuous": Taylor Swift Opens Up About Ticketmaster Fiasco And Collapsing Sales For Her Tour]

López Obrador did not refer to Ticketmaster this Wednesday, but I assure you that the people who have been scammed will have to return the money, although "it is not enough, because many had the illusion" of seeing Bad Bunny.

"It's not Bad Bunny's fault, it's those who sold the tickets.

But he could contribute”

to compensating the Mexicans, he said.

Mexico investigates Ticketmaster for the alleged overselling of tickets for Bad Bunny

Dec 13, 202202:56

In the Zócalo of the Mexican capital, high-profile artists such as Shakira, Vicente Fernández, Los Tigres del Norte, among many others, frequently perform.

But free performances are rare.

“We take care of the stage and the lights.

Of course, not so spectacular, because I was seeing how he came out there in the Azteca flying in a palm tree and that is not possible here.

A zip line, yes, I can put it on ”, the president proposed.

The scandal of false tickets in Mexico comes just days after Ticketmaster was accused of the chaos in the sale of tickets for the upcoming tour of the American singer Taylor Swift


So far, Bad Bunny has not ruled on López Obrador's request.

The artist recently told


magazine  that he will take a break in 2023 to take care of his physical and mental health, after an intense year with his world tour.

Source: telemundo

All news articles on 2022-12-15

You may like

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.