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WATCH: Daddy Yankee Announces He’s Dedicating His Life to God After Retirement

Daddy Yankee made a surprise revelation at his final concert last night (Dec. 3). His sold-out La Meta concerts took place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at the iconic Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On the last one, the Puerto Rican icon revealed that he will become a man of God while enjoying his retirement.

Daddy Yankee initially made his announcement to retire last year. He dropped his final album Legendaddy, followed by his sold-out La Última Vuelta World Tour. In April, Daddy Yankee announced that he would do one last set of shows, La Meta. 

The most surprising moment happened at the end of the final show. Now officially in retirement, Daddy Yankee revealed that he is dedicating his life and next business moves to God. In a heartfelt message, he also thanked his fans for their support over the years. 

“This day for me is the most important day of my life, and I want to share it with you because living a life of success is not the same as living a life with purpose,” Daddy Yankee said in Spanish. “A story is over and a new story is about to begin; a new beginning. All the tools that were given to me, such as music, social media, platforms, a microphone, everything that Jesus gave me is now for the Kingdom. Thank you so much Puerto Rico and I hope that you walk with me on this new beginning. I love you, Puerto Rico! We reached the goal.”

Daddy Yankee’s La Meta concerts included many special guests. Before singing with Karol G at her Mañana Será Bonito Fest in Medellín, Colombian superstar Feid joined Daddy Yankee to perform their Tainy collaboration “La Baby.” Puerto Rican pop star Rauw Alejandro also joined Daddy Yankee to sing their hit “Agua” together. Other guests included Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” collaborator Luis Fonsi, Myke Towers, and Omar Courtz. Baby Rasta y Gringo, Jowell y Randy, Zion y Lennox, and Yandel also supported the reggaeton pioneer.