Bad Bunny has apologized to Harry Styles for his allegedly unintentional shade during his Coachella set. Sturdy. Co, the company that designed the group, also took responsibility for the controversial tweet.
However, the timing is weird as Bad Bunny is currently involved with Kendall Jenner, who previously dated Styles. This wouldn’t be the rapper’s first beef with one of her exes, as he’s previously shaded Devin Booker.
The Latin rapper and Styles also recently went head to head at the 2023 Grammy Awards for Album of The Year, where Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” lost to Styles’ “Harry’s House.”
Read on to find out more.
Bad Bunny Said The Shade Was Unintentional
During Bad Bunny’s performance at the second weekend of Coachella, the rapper cleared the air on his shade at Harry Styles. At his first performance and first headlining set for the Music and Arts Festival, Bad Bunny displayed a tweet shading Styles.
The tweet read, “goodnight benito could do as it was, but Harry could never do el again.” The message referenced two of the artist’s biggest hits and implied that Bad Bunny was a much better performer than Styles.
Bad Bunny displays apology to Harry Styles during his second Coachella set after a shady tweet was displayed last week:
“Sorry Harry. It was a mistake from my team. We love you. <3” pic.twitter.com/qRDCjxVhqc
— Pop Base (@PopBase) April 22, 2023
However, during his second weekend, Bad Bunny displayed a new tweet, which read, “Sorry, Harry. It was a mistake by my team. We love you. <3.” A rep for the rapper told Rolling Stone that Bunny never approved them of displaying the shady tweet on the giant screen during his performance.
The Visual Content Company Took Responsibility
Days before he made the apology display, Sturdy. Co, the visual content company that designed the Coachella set for Bad Bunny’s performance, released a statement on Instagram. They took responsibility for the tweet in their post and said it was a mistake.
The message read, per Daily Mail, “We intend to create light-hearted designs that embody Bad Bunny’s personality and amplify the experience he presents as a performer. The request from the artist during the visuals for the El Apagón performance was to use the image only and not text from the tweet, which we take responsibility for and will correct for Friday’s performance.”
The blunder with the tweet about Styles wasn’t the only error made during Bad Bunny’s show. When he brought Post Malone onstage for a joint performance, he had a technical difficulty and wasn’t heard by the crowd. To make it up to their fans, the two rappers later posted a video of their song on Instagram.
However, fans on social media have found it hard to believe the display was genuinely a mistake. The timing is one issue, as Bad Bunny recently started dating Kendall Jenner, who was romantically linked to Styles. They were together on and off from 2013 until 2016 and have remained cordial since.
Evil Bunny Excluded Harry Styles From Video Montage
Evil Bunny worsened the situation with Styles when he failed to include the “Watermelon Sugar” singer in a video montage. The Latino rapper started his first performance with a montage of previous Coachella headliners and excluded Styles, who headlined last year’s festival. He only included The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, and Kendrick Lamar.
The alleged beef with Styles could be traced to the 2023 Grammy Awards, where both of their recent albums were nominated for Album of the Year. Styles eventually won the coveted “Harry’s House” prize, beating out Bad Bunny, Adele, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and others.
Bad Bunny Shades Kendall Jenner’s Ex Devin Booker
The controversy with Styles wouldn’t be the first time Bad Bunny has had issues with one of Jenner’s exes. The “Me Porto bonito” rapper previously targeted NBA star Devin Booker in a song, “Coco Chanel.”
The lyrics of the song’s first verse, when translated to English, state, “I’m not bad, baby that’s a gimmick / But the sun in Puerto Rico is hotter than in Phoenix / She knows it.” In a now-deleted Instagram post, Booker responded to the shade by commenting, “He worried about another MAN again.”
In another part of the song, Bad Bunny referenced Jenner with lyrics translating into “Scorpio women are dangerous.” Jenner was born in November 1995 and is a Scorpio. Jenner and Booker dated for about two years and ended their relationship in November 2022. At the time, they said it was due to their busy work schedules.