The crisp cold, and loneliness that can accompany it, brings out both the cuffers and drama provocateurs in us all this lovely time of year. While some find respite and ternura in the arms of another, others find comfort in shared strife. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen Anuel AA occupy both of those seasonal moods as if they were on two-for-one sale at the pharmacy. A few weeks ago, the Puerto Rican trapero took to Instagram to promote his spin on Bryant Myers’ upcoming remix of “Gang-Ga.”
“Nunca flow Maluma, siempre real G,” he spits between Karol G appreciation (aww) and bling-flaunting posts (hmm). As you may recall, several other urbano artists have already knighted that particular line in his unreleased verse a classic, quoting it on social media and in interviews. Maluma, it turns out, isn’t in on the joke.
“No me importa, la verdad no me importa,” he tells Molusco during a recent plane interview. Pero, of course he does. In fact, he encourages Anuel and Bad Bunny to give him a call and explain themselves. “I don’t know why they did it. I’m still confused,” Maluma affirmed.
Seemingly unphased at first, the Colombian pop singer and candid Puerto Rican interviewer mulled over what Anuel could have meant in his verse’s topper. Ósea, “nunca pop, siempre calle?” Maluma reckoned. “Siempre calle, nunca fresa?” Molusco said out loud, followed up with a classic “I don’t know, just trying to figure out!”
Understandably, Maluma oscillates as far from this strain of drama as he can – recently even solidifying his friendship (believed to be a disharmonious relationship some time ago) with his parcero J Balvin on the cute “Que Pena.”
He is, he asserts, taken aback by the artists poking fun at him.
Specifically, Maluma expressed explicit confusion and disappointment in Bad Bunny’s amplification of the line. The “11:11” singer claims the two worked on an unreleased song titled “Sexo Sin Cariño,” a while ago, and were on amicable terms.
Finally, in what is perhaps the most refreshingly real 15 seconds ever recorded of the 25-year-old singer, he breaks form. “I appreciate them all… what I don’t like is people talking shit about me, and putting my name in their mouths when I really have no interest in speaking about them either,” Maluma said with the same dulcet tone and smirk throughout.
Catching himself mid-air he looks visibly lighter. “Siendo real, lo digo… Siempre real G.”
A lifestyle. And, honestly? One that suits Maluma well, too. That being said, this man is eagerly awaiting your call, guys.