Daddy Yankee and John McCain

My friend Charlotte runs an amazing music review site over at, and recently let me share my thoughts on Daddy Yankee's instant classic Gasolina. In the course of my writing and research, I made some shocking discoveries about Daddy Yankee's political affiliations.

From the piece:

"But not as shocked as I was when I learned that Daddy Yankee is apparently a huge fan of John McCain.

That’s right. In a 2008 appearance during Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, Daddy Yankee went on record calling McCain “a fighter for the Hispanic community” and “a fighter for the immigration issue.’’

In fairness to Daddy Yankee, this was before McCain supported the draconian Arizona law, S.B. 1070, which allowed police to arrest anyone (read: any non-white person) who wasn’t carrying identification or immigration papers. But it was after McCain chose Palin as his running mate, so really, what were you thinking, Daddy Yankee?"

You can head over to NoNewMusic to read the whole journey I took with Daddy Yankee, and find out what his song is really about!