Cuban musician Yoandys “Baby” Lores, 25, has just launched a new reggaeton honoring Fidel Castro, titled “Creo” (I Believe). “You do not betray your motherland for money, women or fame,” sings Lores, 25. “I’m going forward with my commander in chief.”
Lores said he wrote the song because he was angry about rumors that he had defected during a recent trip to Europe. “This is my motherland. This is what I know, and so people don’t comment anymore, I put it there,” he said, displaying the tattoo. “It is a tribute because (Castro) is a man who has given many things,” he told Reuters.
Reggaeton, “a sensual mix of rap, reggae, salsa and other Caribbean rhythms,” has come under heavy criticism recently from Cuban authorities has been criticized by “ authorities, who claim the lyrics are vulgar and dismiss it as a neo-liberal influence.
In the video of the song, Lores sings Castro’s praises while getting a tattoo of the revolutionary leader on his shoulder. You can see it here: