Bad Bunny breaks silence after video shows him throwing fan’s phone in water: ‘Disrespectful’

Bad Bunny. (Getty)

Singer Bad Bunny has defended his actions after a clip of him throwing a fan’s phone in the water in the Dominican Republic went viral.

The Puerto Rican musician was walking with a group of friends and fans when he was approached by a woman with a phone in her hand, who attempted to take a selfie with him.

Clearly annoyed, he grabbed the phone and threw it into what a like a body of water.

After a video of the incident sparked discussion online, Bad Bunny defended himself and condemned the woman’s “disrespectful” behaviour towards him.

“The person who comes to me to say hello, to tell me something or to meet me will always receive my attention and respect,” he tweeted to his almost five million followers.

The people who come to put a f**king phone in front of my face; I will consider this disrespectful, and I will treat these people in a disrespectful way as well.”

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Many of his fans agreed he had done nothing wrong.

One said that they would have “thrown multiple phones by now” if their “personal space” was disrespected.

Another added: “Y’all cancelling Bad Bunny for being on the right about feeling violated. How are you gonna go up to someone with a phone just for a picture.

“F**king ask first. He’s an artist but he’s also human.”

Others have called him out for being “arrogant” and unjustified in his actions.

“Anyone justifying Bad Bunny throwing someone’s phone, their property that they paid with their money, into the water because ‘personal space’ can kindly f**k off,” one person wrote.

Another added it was “unnecessary and rude”, suggesting he “told his security to not let people near him”.

The attention Bad Bunny is receiving is no surprise considering Spotify recently announced he had the biggest streaming year of any artist in their history, with 20 billion streams.

He also ended the year as Billboard and Apple Music’s number one artist.

The past year has seen Bad Bunny in the centre of yet more discourse after he was accused of queer-baiting for kissing a man during a performance (spoiler he wasn’t).

He has already announced he is taking a break in 2023.

“2023 is for me, for my physical health, my emotional health to breathe, enjoy my achievements,” he told Billboard.

“We’re going to celebrate. Let’s go here, let’s go there, let’s go on the boat. I have a couple of sporadic commitments, and I’ll go to the studio, but there’s no pressure. Remember yourself, cabrón. You’ve worked your ass off.”

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