On Wednesday, Daddy Yankee reportedly came out of the closest after photos surfaced of what looked to be him kissing another man. The statement, which made it’s way around the internet, read:
“Yesterday was displayed certain photographs showing a part of me, which I was not prepared to speak for fear of rejection, of criticism, but especially for my family and its consequences. Believe that now is the time to grow, not only as a human being, but in all aspects. believe that love is the purest feeling that exists and in this life, having the opportunity to share those moments with someone, which look and forget everything negative, it is a gift of life, I treasure more than myself.
“I do not want to lie and lie out of fear, I love what I do and what I am, my passion, I could never do something else, I feel really bad about not being able to share this with all my friends before, they are the ones I concerned and so I decided to be honest.
“I wish I could see beyond the note, I am a human being like anyone, flaws and virtues and not think this is a defect, I will not deny.
“I request and I thank the press to respect my family and myself, which concluded the issue with this letter and subsequent statements will not. I have fear and uncertainty, but I rely on my partner, I know that your love is larger than this, I ask with all my heart that I deem to have been honest and above all always be proud of who they are and never make the mistake that I made. ”
But the rapper denied the validity of this statement and the photo. According to the LA Times, Daddy responded to the allegations in a press conference. “Now, again to you ignorant ones: the Internet is where the lies become truth and truth becomes myth,” he said. “Wake up, bobo!”
“I have people on my team who are gay, and I respect them entirely and give them work,” Daddy Yankee continued.
So it looks like, for now, that Daddy Yankee is not gay… It looks like he was the subject of an internet rumor. What do you think? Is the photo above actually him? Sound off in the comments below.
“certain photographs showing a part of me, which I was not prepared to speak for fear of rejection, of criticism”
Relax, kid. We’ve all had bad haircuts.
Daddy? He’s no Daddy.
It’s possible that it’s not him in the picture. The hair length and ear shape look pretty different, but they do share a resemblance.
When he said “bobo” was like… yep he is gay but then I remembered bobo means stupid in Spanish. So he can keep his straight card for now.
Girl loves to run on and on and on when saying nothing, doesn’t she?
@BritAus: Do you not know how to google?
Does anyone actually know who this “Daddy Yankee” is?
How did he get such a bizarre name?
Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez (born February 3, 1977), known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton and hip hop songwriter and recording artist.
I googled. Briefly.
And yeah, that’s him. The car is parked just off Ricky-Martinville and 99th.
He’s a huge latino star, and the foto looks fake.
@ArthurTreacher: Yup. Pretty sure that’s fake.
@Eric Auerbach: WHO?!?
Who’s Daddy Yankee?
Sorry guys, it looks like a Photoshopped image.
@IzzyLuna: A more famous and influential artist than you’ll ever be.
What’s with all of the “who’s Daddy Yankee” comments? Where the hell have you queens been for the past five years? Oh. Right. You’ve had your heads buried deep inside the snatches of “divas” to notice anything else.
@Gigi Gee: It’s a valid question. Some of us don’t listen to that type of music, so we wouldn’t know who this guy is. I’ve certainly never heard of him.
@TVC 15: And Google? Ever hear of that?
That is clearly not Daddy Yankee (stupid name) kissing the other boy.
@Eric Auerbach: Sure, Eric. But one goes and does a search AFTER one reads the person mentioned. Which is what I did.
The failure of the article is that the first line should have read: “On Wednesday, Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican reggaeton and hip hop songwriter and recording artist, reportedly came out of the closest after photos surfaced of what looked to be him kissing another man.”
The writer shouldn’t assume we all know who this person is, and shouldn’t make us have to Google him. This is basic journalism.
@TVC 15: Fair enough. Though I don’t think that the people who’ve been asking “Who?” have been doing so as a way to critique Queerty’s journalistic standards.
I am so confused. Is this an April fools joke? or?
LOL that would be funny if it was true because all these macho cholos love him, but the photo is a total fake. The hair and hairline is an obvious sign that it isn’t him. Plus, with the guys Daddy Yankee is around, he can do way better.
I believe the photo is real (not Photoshopped.) But the Kisser is a Fake (Fake Kisser). It’s Not Daddy Yankee (DY) in the photo, but a young look-a-like!
I went to DY’s Photo Gallery to compare the right side of his face, to the right side of the Fake Kissers face, and they are NOT the same!
1. The Fake Kissers jaw-line (ear to chin), is not as long as DY’s. (DY has a stronger jaw-line.)
2. DY has two moles on the right side of his face! (One to the right of his nose. And one to the right of his lower lip.) The Fake Kisser has NO moles!
3. The 36 year old star has an age line (crease), that decends from the right side of his nose, down to the right side of his upper lip. And a shaving shadow around his mouth, chin and neck, which you’d expect to see on a man his age. While our Fake Kisser is smooth skinned, has no age lines or shaving shadows! (I’m guessing our Fake Kisser is in his late teens or early 20’s, just by the youthfulness and smoothness of his skin!)
4. But the dead giveaway is the EAR! First, human ears are like finger prints, no two human beings have the exact SAME ear design, unless they are identical twins. So I googled DY’s Photo Gallery just to see clear images of DY’s right ear to compare them to the right ear of the Fake Kisser. And the Fake Kisser DOES NOT have Daddy Yankees ear (left or right)! The Fake Kisser IS NOT DADDY YANKEE!!!
This whole Daddy Yankee story is a HOAX!!
That Isnt Daddy Yankee, How i Know You may Ask?
COs In The Photo of this Look-A-like, This Gentle man has NOT got a Beauty Spot on his Right Cheek!
As All Daddy Yankee Fans Know , Daddy yankee has a Beauty spot on the lower side oh his right cheek, even wearing glasses we are all able to see this.
Yet in the Photo Above This man has no beauty spot.
the person who wrote this article had posted another photo of daddy yankee belove the kissing photo on Daddy Yankee Posing , Only being able to see his Left Cheek. Thus making other who do not know daddy yankee very well to judge straight away that it is him indeed who is kissing in the photo above.
This IS NOT Daddy Yankee
And The Letter Is Fake As Jordan Price’s Tits.
Thank you x
ustedes son tan falso si usted no sabe que DADDY YANKEE es que usted no necesita hacer comentarios sobre esto él no es gay esa foto fue imagen era falsa se puede decir y sí, dice BoBo pero significa asnos mudos estúpidas ustedes necesitan a su encuentro y no hablar mierda sobre él, porque usted está siendo enfrentado dos putitas
@B Damion: Hahahaha you are funny. Guys he is a HOMO he loves it and gay about it.
Well, certainly the one on the Right is not Daddy Yankee. The boi is too attractive, too thin and too young. He also has thick hair. The one on the left (as we face the picture) though – that MIGHT be Daddy Yankee. Somewhat more heavy set and the hair that is drawn down is drawn down to hide the fact that it is beginning to thin in front, which Daddy Yankee’s hair is.
Who knows. I think it would be fine if he was and I don’t care if he isn’t. I’m glad he acknowledges and salutes his gay employees.
Gay or not, I cannot stand him. DY ran his stunningly-misinformed yapper during the 2004 US Presidential campaign, endorsing McCain for his “opposition to abortion” and “love of God”. Oh yeah, and his “rapping” is worse than Pitbull, if you can imagine that.
Correction: 2008 Campaign (Typing too fast).
@Gigi Gee: LOL girl, I’m 63 and I have a lot of Daddy Yankee, Pit Bull etc music and I’m in love with those two. A lot of gays are not into reggeton I suppose. Miss L had to Google to see who he was. I guess they don’t play their music at regular disco bars and a lot of the “girls” are not into their music, they’re all into “girl” music.
@spanishbabe: You seem to be having problems writing Spanish correctly. Regresa a la escuela y aprende el Español correcto y deja de escribir pendejadas.
@scorchy: Sorry scorchy I don’t pick my artists because of their political views, I pick them because of their music AND you don’t seem to like reggeton anyway. Who cares if he picked McCain as long as he’s with US.
Don’t know who he is, but clearly he needs help with his English.
NO, PLEASE, GOD, NO!!!!
The gay community does not deserve this!!
Even Justin Bieber would be OK, but not this guy!!!! :'(
Sorry, I’m old. Who is Daddy Yankee? When I first read the headline I thought it might be referring to the baseball team. I’m too lazy to look it up.
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