Daddy Yankee and Anuel AA entertained a packed Staples Center with their widespread raps at Calibash 2019, nevertheless it was Dominican rapper Natti Natasha -- the one feminine acting on the primary day (Jan. 19) of the 12th annual live performance in Los Angeles -- who proudly took the stage to indicate that girls can maintain their very own.
She did this throughout the identical weekend that hundreds of southern Californians took to the streets for this yr's Women's March. "I do know who I'm and I do know what I wish to say," Natasha mentioned backstage after her efficiency, including that certainly one of her targets is to encourage girls of all ages. "I actually wish to maintain that going as a result of I need even little ladies to know that they've a possibility."
Natasha, who mentioned she was getting ready to launch an album in February, was sporting a Dodger Blue ensemble topped off with fake fur. In the midst of a busy promotional and launch schedule, she concedes that extra work is healthier -- however she nonetheless finds time to unwind and refocus.
"There's at all times a spot for relaxation, and I discover a method," Natasha mentioned. The secret is "staying wholesome and having the proper folks and staff to take you there."
Since the "Criminal" rapper goes to be releasing her new album close to Valentine's Day, Billboard requested what she was planning on doing on that day.
"Who is aware of," mentioned Natasha, adopted by a chuckle. "I'm most likely gong to be releasing music or working. I at all times do this. I don't know why. I do this to myself."
Calibash was broadcast dwell on SBS's Los Angeles station Mega 96.three FM and is scheduled to be out there as a particular on the LaMusica app and MegaTV Network at a later date. The occasion, produced by Alessandra Alarcón, VP of SBS West Coast, offered the same lineup on Jan. 20 with the addition of Becky G, amongst others.