Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee talks business, acting and 'The Bold and the Beautiful'
He's been preparing for a career as a mogul ever since he started making a name for himself in music -- but he's never let that take over his music.
"(My career) is 100 percent art, but I know that when the art is finished, I start the business," Yankee said by phone recently from Miami. "I don’t let nobody, when I’m in the studio performing or creating music, talk to me about business. I know that’s the moment of the art. But when the art is done, then starts the business. I’m working at that in my head all the time."
On Saturday night, Daddy Yankee will headline the 18th annual Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $20-$25. On Sunday, performers include Shaggy and Alison Hinds.
We caught up with Yankee last week, when you might have seen him guest-starring on The Bold and The Beautiful.
Wait ... huh?
"They called me up, and I said yes," he said of his five-episode guest arc on the CBS soap opera, which ended Monday. "It was a great opportunity to show everybody my new album — they let me perform three songs. Basically, the script was easy for me, because I was doing me. I was being Daddy Yankee. I’m not a character."