Bad Bunny has scripted history at Coachella. Gorillaz member Damon Albarn from performed “Tormenta” featuring Bad Bunny on Friday night at the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The beautiful performance, which included his official visualizer of the song, became an instant classic. It was perhaps the most predictable of the many guests, however, who also turned out to be the most poignant. When Posdnous of the hip-hop group De La Soul appeared on stage and said it was time to make his colleague Maseo laugh, the generally lackluster crowd roared with anticipation for what it knew was about to happen.
Even though Bad Bunny did not perform live with Albarn, his vocals were on playback while the Gorillaz creator played the keyboard, making for a great mixture of raw, yet crisp. This disappointed many fans though who hoped to see Albarn perform live with Bad Bunny.
Albarn, 55, previously stated that one of his favorite things about the band he helped create is that there is a lot of room to work with any artist, including Benito.
“Bad Bunny’s the real deal,” Albarn said. “He’s got one of those annoying voices, which is exactly right every time. So accurate and so consistent, it’s amazing.
“If I could sing like that, I would be the biggest artist in the world, but I can’t, so I’m not!’”
Later that night, Bad Bunny made history as the first Latino artist to headline at the iconic music festival. Bad Bunny was the main draw of the evening and even had an “activation” featuring Adidas, who just launched his sneaker. The reggaeton artist recently made headlines for throwing a shot at NBA star Devin Booker in a song. Bad Bunny reportedly wanted to take things to the next level with Kendall Jenner, but the song might have ruined his chances.