35+ Fun Facts About Bad Bunny

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What’s in a name? Especially with a moniker like “Bad Bunny”.

Bad Bunny is a man of high net worth, a publicized dating history, and many untold secrets.

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From putting reggaetón on the map to winning multiple Grammy awards, some may say he’s already the next big thing. But when you peel back those layers, he’s still that same young boy from Puerto Rico with big dreams and a creative mind that cannot be contained musically or style-wise.

Want to know more? Check out the latest fun facts about Bad Bunny below.

1. Bad Bunny Has Four Real Names

We all have an alter-ego like Bad Bunny, but did you know the Dakiti singer has FOUR names? Bad Bunny’s real name is, say it with me, ‘Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio’.

2. He Wanted to Disguise His Identity

Before Bad Bunny became famous, he wanted to conceal his identity by wearing a mask. Talking to James Corden on Carpool Karaoke, the rapper revealed he wanted to hide his face like artists such as DJ Marshmello, “…cause I never wanted to be so famous, but then I just went with the flow,” he said.  

3. Bad Bunny Worked in a Grocery Store

Back in the day, Benito was chasing a different kind-of bag…and it came in paper or plastic. Because his SoundCloud music wasn’t blowing up as anticipated, the young Benito worked as a restocker and bagger at the Supermercado Econo grocery store just to make ends meet up until 2016.

4. He Attended University

Before he took the major stage, Bad Bunny was enrolled as a college student at the University of Puerto Rico. As an audio-visual communications student, Bunny used his time at school to hone his craft and passion for music-making. He was determined to make music an integral part of his life, and it now looks like the work paid off, big-time!

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5. Bad Bunny Got His Start on Soundcloud

Wondering how Bad Bunny got famous? While studying and working in 2013, Bunny started uploading his songs Get, Tentación and Just Let Me Know onto SoundCloud.

It wasn’t until 2016, when his song Diles caught the attention of producer DJ Luian. The producer signed him to his record label, and immediately, Bad Bunny’s songs started hitting the Hot Latin Songs chart.

6. His Stage Name Is a Callback to his Childhood

Think Bad Bunny’s stage name is due to his love for bunnies? While that makes you feel warm and fuzzy, there’s actually more behind how Bad Bunny got his name. He told E! News that a photo of himself wearing a bunny costume as a child inspired his alter-ego.

“Bad Bunny, that name comes from a picture when I was a kid,” he said. “I think that I was six years old. I was so mad. That was Easter day in the school and the teacher picked me to dress up.”

He also told James Corden that the name made sense due to his “bad” yet “cute” character – “That’s me! Because I’m a good guy. I’m cute,” he said. 

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7. Bad Bunny Learned to Sing in the Choir

Despite growing up in a household where his parents were struggling to make ends meet, the Latin heartthrob found a way to grow his love affair with music. Singing in the church choir at a young age became informal training sessions for what would become a worldwide musical platform for his career.

8. His Favorite Food is a Cuban Dish

Bad Bunny is a true foodie at heart, and his deep Latin roots set the tone for his love of flavor. One of his favorite dishes is called ‘Arroz con salchichas’, which is made of rice, Vienna sausages, tomatoes, green olives, capers, and homemade Sofrito and Latin spices. Yummy!

9. Bad Bunny Has Suffered From Depression

Fame may come with glitz and glam, but there’s definitely a dark side to it that’s not always brought into the limelight.

Bad Bunny, in particular, had some struggles earlier on in his career, dealing with the drastic adjustment to fame. In a recent interview with Dominican journalist Santiago Matías, he stated that he faced a lot of depression and sadness, and eventually had to back away from it all.

He said, “That process was more than I could handle, I was overwhelmed… I didn’t feel well, I wasn’t happy with what I was doing, I was feeling unhappy—you know—with all the success: achieving so many things, my dreams [coming true], etc… but I wasn’t enjoying any of it, so I decided to distance myself from everything.”

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10. He’s a Family Man

Bad Bunny was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico by his two parents, Tito Martínez and Lysaurie Ocasio. His father was a truck driver, while his mother is a retired schoolteacher. Bad Bunny also has two younger brothers, Bernie and Bysael.

11. He’s Collaborated With Big Names

Bad Bunny has already solidified his musical stardom and is currently the hottest artist to work with. After releasing his breakout hit in 2016 titled Soy Peor, Bunny went on to score top-notch collaborations with your favorite artists.

So far, he’s worked with the likes of Drake, Cardi B, and J Balvin. Based on his current career trajectory, it looks like this artist is only just getting started!

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12…But Dreams to Collaborate With Gaga and Del Rey

We all have our imaginary friend in our heads. Well, Mr. Bunny, if you will, has two favorite female artists he would love to make sweet (platonic) music with.

First up, Lady Gaga. Can you imagine? A reggaetón vibe blended with the bellowing vocals of Gaga? What a dream. Lana Del Rey is a wild card, but definitely has the mellow tones that could easily balance out Bad Bunny’s go-to music style.

13. Bad Bunny is a Pro Wrestler

Aside from being a summer-anthem-making sensation, Bad Bunny is also a wrestler! When he’s not in the studio making new music for our vacay aesthetic, he’s somewhere making a name for himself in the WWE arena.

The Tití Me Pregunto singer made his debut at the 2021 Royal Rumble event, and most recently, fought against his fellow Puerto Rican wrestler Damian Priest. Extra fun fact? His signature wrestling move is called “the Bunny Destroyer.”

14. He Always Remembers His First U.S. Visit

Firsts are always at the center of our lives. When Bad Bunny first touched down on American soil at the age of 12, he shared that he spent time with family and traveled to Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania. Not only that, but he traveled to the most-talked about place in the entire world; NYC.

Having spent only one day in the Big Apple, it was all he needed to have a moment of awe and wonder. Coming from a small but mighty island of Puerto Rico, his world of possibilities completely opened up.

15. Bad Bunny is Tatted Up

Bad Bunny sure has a thing for ink! His tats include palm trees, a mysterious woman’s eyes (said to be that of his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Berlingeri), a Pokémon tattoo, a giant eyeball on his chest, and maybe a few more that, according to Bunny, are not easily seen when he’s on the cover of a magazine. We guess pain is beauty.

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16. He Enjoys Genderless Clothes

From wearing a skirt during a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to wearing full drag in his Yo Perrero Sola music video, and even painting his nails, Bad Bunny refuses to fit the mold. He wears what he wants and when he wants.

He’s not just a rebel in music, it’s also reflected in his wardrobe which goes beyond the scope of masculinity. Bad Bunny revealed to GQ that he’s not interested in conforming to traditional gender norms and often wears clothing that’s traditionally associated with women.

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“It depends on my state of mind,” he said. “Everybody has to feel comfortable with what they are and how they feel. Like, what defines a man, what defines being masculine, what defines being feminine? I really can’t give clothes gender.”

He continued, “To me, a dress is a dress. If I wear a dress, would it stop being a woman’s dress? Or vice versa? Like, no. It’s a dress, and that’s it. It’s not a man’s, it’s not a woman’s. It’s a dress.”


17. He Loves Japanese Culture

Bad Bunny is known for many things, but mostly his eclectic sense of style that always seems to make fashion headlines. Taking inspiration from his many travels, he likes to experiment with different looks from various cultures.

In particular, he’s obsessed with Japanese culture and has even incorporated minor elements into his music and fashion. The next time you listen to his album, Un Verano Sin Ti, see if you can spot any inspiration from Japanese music – he even speaks Japanese on Yonaguni!

18. To His Core, He’s a Latin King

Bad Bunny does not shy away from trying different sounds in his music, but a certain sound always seems to take him back to his cultural origins in PR when he first fell in love with music.

Think Latin drums, hip-hop beats, and island melodies all blended together – that’s Bad Bunny’s go-to style. Although he’s dabbled in other genres like rock and pop, Bunny’s music is heavily influenced by Latin trap and reggaetón.

19. Bad Bunny Fights for Animal Rights

Aside from music, Bunny’s other passion lies in helping those who cannot speak up for themselves. He truly cares about others’ experiences, and has a soft spot for all animals.

Bad Bunny is known for being a huge advocate for animal rights and has even taken to social media to speak out against bullfighting.

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20. He Likes to Play Chess

Here’s a piece of trivia you didn’t see coming! When it comes to his music, Bad Bunny is extremely serious about crafting his skills and staying on top. But did you know he also has another competitive edge in the game of chess?

In an interview with TIME, the Latino artist admitted to being extremely “competitive.” If he’s as serious about chess as he is with music, I wouldn’t go against him if I were you.

21. Bad Bunny Made Grammys History

Although Bunny has recently admitted that he makes songs “as if only Puerto Ricans were going to listen to them”, his music has still become globally recognized. In fact, he’s snagged an award or three – and broken Grammy records.

Bad Bunny has won numerous awards, including several Latin Grammy Awards. But his Spanish-language album, Un Verano Sin Ti made worldwide Grammys history, by becoming the first to score an ‘Album of the Year’ nomination for an album completely in Spanish.

What an achievement. Go energizer Bunny, Go!

22. He’s a LGBTQ+ Activist

According to the man himself, Bad Bunny’s music is a symbol of his love for his people and culture, but it is also a space where everyone is welcome. The singer is extremely vocal about his support of LGBTQ+ rights and has used his platform to speak out against homophobia and transphobia.

Bunny has been outspoken about Alexa Negrón Luciano’s murder (a homeless transgender woman who was killed in Puerto Rico) by wearing a t-shirt reading, “They killed Alexa, not a man in a skirt.” He has also tweeted against fellow reggaetón star Don Omar, writing, “Homophobia in this day and age? How embarrassing, man.” 

Turns out, Bunny’s not just a man of few words and a full roster of music, he’s also an activist. Creative and cultured. What more could you ask for?

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23. Bad Bunny is a Mommy’s Boy

A man who loves his mother? Swoon. Bad Bunny is a proud mama’s boy according to his Instagram page. The artist has always been close to his mother and often shares sweet moments on his social media.

His mother has always been a huge influence in his life, and in fact, you can thank her for birthing his love for music. Bunny’s mom (or shall we say ‘mother bunny’?) made sure he was in the church choir to sing his little heart out as a kid, and from there a star was born.

24. He Won’t Miss a Puerto Rico Soccer Game

Although he currently lives on tour buses and has million dollar estates, Bad Bunny still likes to go back home to PR every once in a while for a good-old fashioned soccer game.

In fact, he visits quite frequently, taking time to spend with his family, enjoy old haunts and, as mentioned, attend local soccer games.

25. He’s a ‘Breaking Bad’ Fan

This Bad Bunny fact makes him even more relatable! Apparently, the rapper likes to ‘Netflix and chill’ like the rest of us. Did you know he loves the popular TV show Breaking Bad? Here he is pictured alongside the main man himself, Bryan Cranston.


26. Fans Get the Most Out of his Live Shows

Bad Bunny is a true rock star. His fans rave about his live performances, and how involved and active he is throughout the entire show, even going as far as jumping into the crowd and getting up close and personal with the adoring crowd.

27. Bad Bunny is a Successful Businessman

Not only does Bad Bunny bring home the gold through his music, he is also a savvy businessman, securing deals with major brands.

He has launched a new sports management agency, called Rimas Sports, and is also the co-owner of the Puerto Rican basketball team, Los Cangrejeros de Santurce. Bunny also has part-ownership of Miami’s Gekkō steakhouse.

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28. His Net Worth is Over $80 Million

From bagging grocers, to landing brand deals and becoming the #1 artist in the world, Bunny has trailblazed his way through the music industry and has now secured his bag.

He is officially the 5th highest-paid musician in the entire world, with a net worth of around $88 million. It’s no wonder he made the 2019 ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ list!

29. Bad Bunny Hasn’t Specified his Sexual Orientation

Many fans speculated about Bad Bunny’s sexual identity after he kissed a male backup dancer onstage. “He views sexuality as fluid”, reveals the Los Angles Times after interviewing Bad Bunny on his identity.

Speaking about his sexual orientation, he said, “It does not define me…I don’t know if in 20 years I will like a man. One never knows in life. But at the moment I am heterosexual and I like women.” 

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30. He’s Dated Famous Ladies

Although he hasn’t been in the limelight for that long, this artist sure has made a love nest with some of the biggest stars.

Bad Bunny’s dating history includes Carliz de la Cruz, who he dated in 2011. He then moved on to Gabriella Berlingeri, a jewelry designer who made her unofficial singing debut on the song preview for Te Guste, a collab with J-Lo, which later became a hit.

Their relationship ended in 2022, and not long after, Bad Bunny hooked up with Kendall Jenner. It looks like their love affair is surely blossoming.

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31. His First Album Reached Number 1 Straight Away

Bunny’s debut album X 100pre premiered on Christmas Eve in 2018, and immediately reached number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums charts.

This was a proud moment for the Latin sensation. This same album also received a Grammy for Best Urban Music Album.

32. Bad Bunny Loves Basketball

This hitmaker loves basketball! As mentioned earlier, he’s the co-owner of the basketball team, Los Cangrejeros de Santurce. He even released a tribute song for Kobe Bryant when he passed away, which became a hit.

Bunny’s also (obviously) a fan of Michael Jordan. If you’ve ever seen the singer perform, you might have noticed his Jordan’s, which he frequently wears during live performances.

Bad Bunny’s personal style knows no bounds, and he always keeps us guessing about what he will wear next. Next time you’re at a concert screaming the lyrics to “Callaita”, make sure you look down.

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33. He’s the Most Streamed Artist on Spotify

Here’s a fact about Bad Bunny that proves he’s the biggest artist of our generation. He has officially been the most streamed artist on Spotify for three years in a row (2020-2023). Even The Guardian has named him “the world’s biggest pop star” for his streaming numbers.

34. Bad Bunny Drives Expensive Cars…and a Toyota Corolla

We’re sure if you’re reading this, you’re obsessed with Benito. So, here’s another nugget for all 45 million of you salivating fans (his Instagram following).

Bad Bunny adores fast cars and has been known to show-off his impressive collection all over social media. We can’t imagine how mad he was back in 2022, when an impatient Lambo driver hit Bunny’s Bugatti in a street race demonstration. Ouch!

Bonus fact? In 2021, Bunny traded his exclusive Bugatti car (which is valued at almost $4 million) for a Toyota Corolla. “I ride a 2003 Corolla and I’m happy out there, walking,” Bad Bunny revealed [via Explica.co].

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35. He Performed at the Super Bowl

In 2020, Bunny performed at the Super Bowl alongside industry giants Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and J Balvin. The fact that Bunny is still a relatively new artist and has performed at such a monumental event speaks volumes on his greatness. This was a huge marker of success in his young career.

36. He Created a Protest Song

Bad Bunny proves the depths of his heart by always taking the opportunity to take a public stance against injustices.

In 2019, he joined protests demanding the resignation of Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Russell, due to sexist and homophobic text messages that leaked. The artist has even penned a protest anthem titled, Afilando Los Cuchillos (Sharpening the Knives).

From making music that moves the entire world to performing at the Super Bowl, and being acknowledged by Forbes and Spotify, Bad Bunny clearly has a gift that keeps on giving.

This is only the beginning for the bright star. We wouldn’t be surprised if more accolades are added by the end of this year, positioning Bunny as a true living legend of our generation.

What other fun facts about Bad Bunny do you know? Let us know in the comments below!


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