The paisa singer was uncomfortable when asked by a journalist from an Israeli channel
The singer looked uncomfortable at the end of the interview that was about the World Cup song, in which he participates. Photo: Screenshot.
Maluma has been in the news in recent hours, but not for the release of the official song for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in which he participates, but for having abandoned an interview with the Israeli channel Kan after being asked his opinion regarding the complaints of human rights violations that were presented during the works for the biggest soccer event.
The awkward moment occurred when the journalist Moav Vardi, who was conducting the interview, asked him to the pretty boy what do you think about artists like Dua Lipa and her compatriot, Shakira, refusing to participate in World Cup events due to complaints of human rights violations.
“You know what I should ask you, Shakira and Dua Lipa refused to take part in this world cup due to the bad Qatari record in terms of human rights and obviously people think, Maluma, do you have problems with the violation of human rights? from this country?” Vardi asked Maluma,
To this the singer of 4 babys answered:
“Yes, but it's something I can't solve. I only came here to enjoy life, enjoy football and the football party. It's not something I really have to get involved in. I am here enjoying my music and the beautiful life, playing soccer too,” he said.
Given this response, Vardi counter-asked Maluma< /b> if he understood why people might have problems with his answer and if the presence of the Colombian star was helping the Qatar regime to cover up the situation.
The question bothered the paisa, who, looking at his team, who was off camera, said: “Do I have to answer that question?”, to which they answered no, so he stood up and left the interview .
The full video can be seen below:
Maluma explained why he decided to sing at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, despite the criticism
Maluma has already arrived in Qatar to Finally, to be part of the artists who will be animating the most important soccer event that will start this coming November 20 in the Arab country. The Colombian has been heavily criticized by many of his supporters for not turning down the invitation from FIFA , however, in an interview he gave his arguments for not doing it.
The urban artist commented, in an interview for the program 'Buen día Colombia' on RCN Televisión, what was his biggest motivation to be in the tournament:
“Everyone has their opinion, everyone has their way of thinking. For me being here is very important, I dreamed of this all my life. Being part of the official FIFA song for a World Cup, today is a reality… I dreamed and today it is happening to me”.
In the same television note, Maluma commented who is a sports fan and remembered his time as a soccer player with Atlético Nacional and Equidad.
“Since I was a child I played soccer for Nacional and Equidad, it represents a lot be here”, then he commented with a laugh: “I always had Juanfer Quintero as an opponent, the worst opponent I could have had, I remember Mateus Uribe… today I admire them more than they can admire me”.