Did you hear that? That was the sound of music fans audibly gasping after logging on to Spotify and finding that Bad Bunny’s “Safaera” was removed from the streaming platform. Yes, the song that is shocking grandmothers on TikTok was removed from Spotify on Thursday, for reasons that are at this juncture still unclear. While some fans believe that the song has been taken down due to its highly explicit nature, a more likely reason seems to be related to an issue regarding the rights. Whatever the case, the fans will not be silenced, and have taken to social media to express their rightful annoyance at king Bad Bunny being dethroned by Spotify.
Update Friday, May 15 at 10 p.m.: And just like that, “Safaera” has returned to Spotify, just in time to make your quarantine weekend feel a little more like a normal one. Enjoy!