I see myself like what Drake did in the game. I came with melodies and different lyrics, from a different place - reggaeton is from Puerto Rico; Drake is from Canada.
I'd love to work with people like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd.
'Mi Gente' is a song that embodies a special moment in music - a new sound of a Latino culture on the rise and being embraced globally.
I don't want to be a follower; I want to be a leader and create new waves.
We are making music for the human race, and even beings from other galaxies are welcome to vibe with us.
As Latinos, we are many, and our geography is gigantic.
When I would go to the barrio, people saw me as a rich person, but when I'm around rich people, they see me as someone from the ghetto. It's all perceptions. I like moving between worlds. I feel equally comfortable in both.
I want to invite the mainstream into my world and to my sound and to what I'm doing. And I want mainstream artists to respect me and accept Latino artists as equals without us having to sing in English. I want them to know that I can compete globally, with whomever, in Spanish.
When I was, like, 12, I remember grabbing a mic, pretending it was a guitar, and performing in front of my friends. I didn't know at the time I wanted to be an artist.
Winning a Grammy is always going to be good.
To be a legend, we have to make a lot of right moves and great music.
I love the vibe of Las Vegas.
Just because you are Latino does not mean you can't be global.
Who would have thought that somebody Latino was going to be singing with Beyonce at Coachella? Years ago? Nobody. But I did believe in me. So, that's what I want to do: keep inspiring people as much as possible.
I want mainstream artists to accept Latino artists as equals without us having to sing in English.
I want to change the perception about Latinos worldwide. I think people don't know yet how cool we are.
We are proving that Latinos have the power to connect with an audience on a global level without having to leave our identity behind.
We want to change to point of view about Latinos in the world and Colombians. Forget about the bad past.
Pitbull has always been great - he represents Latinos.
I don't want to make music only for Latinos. The idea is always to make a global sound.