The Queen Of Reggaeton Never Left

Ivy Queen is a pioneer, una leyenda, who changed the game for women back in the early 2000’s.

La Potra, La Caballota, La Reina del Reggaetón, or just simply known as Ivy Queen.

Ivy Queen is an absolute legend who paved the way for women like Becky G, Karol G, and Natti Natasha in the urban genre.

In a time where reggaeton was dominated by males, Ivy Queen stepped up to empower women and be a voice for them with her amazing lyrics.

Her surprise appearance at the Billboard Music Awards had fans going crazy.

Before we had the iconic song ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ by Bad Bunny, we had ‘Quiero Bailar’ by Ivy Queen.

This song was everything. It was and still is an anthem for women to celebrate the power and control they possess.

Ivy wrote this song as a means of responding to the mistreatment of women in clubs. She would often see women being touched without consent and men forcing themselves on to women for no reason.This song, along with ‘Yo Perreo Sola’, demands respect for women who just want to dance or twerk alone.

Ivy Queen being part of the ‘Yo Perreo Sola Remix’ honors her song ‘Quiero Bailar’ in the most iconic way.

Both songs are meant to celebrate women and as someone who listened to Ivy Queen growing up, this was definitely a full circle moment.

More importantly, Ivy Queen’s return to the main stage has much more significance.

She was stripped of her title as the reigning queen of reggaeton by Anuel AA who decided that his girlfriend, Karol G, was more fitting of the moniker.

This wasn’t received well by people at all and eventually caused beef between the two artists.

Fans of the urban genre believed Anuel was being disrespectful towards Ivy by not recognizing Ivy’s impact in music.

This story does end well, however, as Anuel, Ivy, and Karol were seen together at the 2020 Premios Juventud award show.

One takeaway from this situation is this: Ivy deserves respect. She has earned her place and has earned her nickname. She became a symbol for women empowerment and held her ground against her male counterparts.

She did not back down from the many criticisms she faced early in her career and proved why she is still the best in the game.

¡Que Viva La Reina del Reggaeton!

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Michelle Mayancela

Michelle Mayancela is a bilingual student from Chicago, Illinois pursuing a degree in communications. She hopes to work one day in the entertainment industry hosting and producing content. She’s an avid fan of Reggaeton music and loves discovering new artists in the genre. On her free time, she enjoys watching Big Brother, wrestling, and horror movies with her dog.