On February 11th and with only seven days left of the La 167, singer Farruko took to the stage and preached to the crowd more than he sang. With a No. 1 charting Billboard song called “Pepas” and over 20 million followers on Instagram, the money, fame, and accolades started to reign shallow in Farruko, real name, Carlos Efren Reyes Rosado’s life.
“Me, being number one, having the best cars, having it all, I couldn’t see my children,” he explained, according to Billboard. “I destroyed my first family. I hurt a woman who loved me just the way I was.”
The singer known as Farruko would now just be Carlos, and Carlos was opening up about his faith. In fact, he made sure to open up the concert letting people know that “God loves you.”
“I’m truly sorry for those who want to see Farruko,” he wrote in an Instagram post translated to English by Billboard. “You still have time to not go and we will reimburse your money. Those who go and want a new experience of love, are more than welcome. Even if one person goes, I’ll be there and I’ll love you the same whether you attend [my concert] or not. You still have time to not spend your money and time. No one is obliged. There are more artists that you can follow and go see. I am only fulfilling my commitments because I am from word and I owe respect to my fans and God.”
The word “Pepas” translates to “pill.” The song is about partying all night long and enjoying the moment. He said, “he believed the lie” and never realized the damage a song like could have with its messaging. The Puertorican singer said he would be up nights crying despite the success of the song.
“I’m not proud of that. Who knows how many of your kids I hurt. Now I ask you forgiveness because love starts from within. Value life because we do not know if we are going to save ourselves,” he said at the concert.
He didn’t perform the song at the concert but instead, let it play for the crowd. Carlos was apologetic to those who expected more from him and to those who may have been hurt by the words of the song.
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“You laugh but it’s true!!!! I love you ♥️⛽️✝️? God protect you and bless you always and I hope ?? you can open your eyes ? from the deception of the world ? I’m not a fan of religions I’m a fan of love compassion forgiveness goodness humility Hope for Peace and faith in what we cannot see!!! Why what can’t we see? because the word said that from the invisible became the visible ? ♥️??✝️???? it’s easy to steal it’s easy to kill it’s easy to humiliate it’s easy to betray but it’s hard to forgive it’s hard to let go of the ego”
Watch some of the Farruko footage below:
? The whole arena was in tears. It was so powerful. Every message came from the soul. Every message took guts to talk about. He wanted us to learn from his mistakes. He wanted us to be a better version. I support this new farruko! https://t.co/A7tmQwjvYj
— ?✨?Sparklyshoes?✨? (@TatianaPrainito) February 12, 2022