Daddy Yankee is trading his reggaeton career in for a life of Christ.
The world-renowned singer responsible for the hit single “Gasolina” shared the big news with his fans Sunday night during the final stop of his farewell tour in Puerto Rico. After performing his most notable international record, Yankee told the crowd of his forthcoming life plans to lean more into his faith.
“This day, for me, is the most important day in my life.. tonight I recognize and am not ashamed to tell the whole world that Christ lives in me and that I will live for him. This is the end of one chapter and the beginning of a brand new one,” Yankee said in Spanish to the crowd and also wrote in a lengthy IG caption.
He addressed thousands of fans with tears streaming down his face. Even as one of the most successful artists in his genre, Yankee is ready to turn over a new leaf. It seems that Yankee had the support of his concert attendees at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, who cheered him on during his powerful statement confessing his retirement from reggaeton.
“I have to confess that those days are over. Someone was able to fill that emptiness,” Yankee stated.
In his IG post, Yankee shared a Bible scripture that read, “For what good is it for a man to gain the whole world, if he loses his life?” a signal that he may have felt unfulfilled despite such an illustrious career, which includes five Grammy nominations. It’s unclear if Yankee will make gospel music moving forward, but whatever his new plans are, the singer appears at peace with his decision.