Latin Rapper Daddy Yankee Announces He’s Retiring So He Can Spread The Gospel
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: In this image released on September 22, Daddy Yankee attends Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 presented by Amazon Prime Video at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles, California; and broadcast on September 24, 2021.
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Latin rapper Daddy Yankee, whose real name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, announced this week that he is retiring from his highly successful musical career to embark on “a new beginning” to spend the rest of his life spreading the Gospel.

Rodríguez made the announcement during a concert on December 4 and shared the video on social media, where he has more than 100 million followers.

“This day for me is the most important of my life… tonight I recognize and I am not ashamed to tell the whole world that Christ lives in me and that I will live for him,” he wrote in the caption. “This is the end of one chapter and the beginning of a completely new one.”

Speaking to a crowd in Puerto Rico on Sunday night at The Coliseo de Puerto Rico José, he said: “For many years, I’ve tried filling a void in my life that no one could fill. I tried finding a purpose, on many occasions it seemed as if I was happy, but something was missing for me to feel complete.”

“I have to confess that those days are over and someone was able to fill that void that I felt for a lot of time. I realized that for everyone I was someone, but I was no one without him,” he continued. “Throughout the years, I was able to travel the world, win many awards, applause, and praise, but I realized something that’s in the Bible: For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”


“A chapter has ended but a new one will begin,” he noted. “All the tools that I have in my power, like music, social media, platforms, a microphone, everything that God has given me is now for his kingdom. Thank you, Puerto Rico, and I hope you walk with me in this new beginning and I hope you remember something very important: Don’t follow any person. I am human. To all the people who follow me, follow Jesus Christ, he’s the way, the truth, and the life.”


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