What a fool! Reggaetón artist Daddy Yankee endorsed Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Monday, citing the senator’s support of Hispanics and his immigration efforts.
The endorsement was announced at a 10-minute event at an ethnically diverse high school in Phoenix where McCain’s wife, Cindy, graduated in 1972.
“I believe in his ideals and his proposals,” said Daddy Yankee, whose real name is Ramon Ayala.
“He’s been a fighter for the Hispanic community. He’s been a fighter for the immigration issue.”
Some of the 120 students in the room gasped loudly and yelled when McCain introduced the Puerto Rican singer, who became a world celebrity with his song “La Gasolina.”
Daddy Yankee, who hugged girls and shook hands with boys, says he believes McCain is the best person to lead the nation.
The singer is considered an innovator in reggaetón, the catchy form of music from the Caribbean that combines different genres including hip-hop.
According to ABC News, Ayala was also asked what his song “Gasolina” was about.
“It’s about energy independence,” Ayala said, with a laugh.
Who: Intermix, the boutique of choice for Mary-Kate Olsen and a couple of cast members from The Hills.
What: Intermix’s ultra amazing bi-annual warehouse sale.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion….110 West 19th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
When: August 26-28th, 2008, Tuesday 9am-8pm, Wednesday 9am-8pm, Thursday 9am-8pm
Why: up to 70% off on labels like Stella McCartney, Chloe, Sergio Rossi, Jay Godfrey, Privee, Theory, and Matthew Williamson.
Toloache, the expensive but inventive Mexican restaurant on 50th btw. Bway+8th, will be celebrating its one year anniversary today by selling $1 tacos all day long. They have an extensive menu of tacos (including grasshoppers), but only these 3 will be available for $1:
Pollo (chicken breast adobado, pico de gallo, manchego cheese)
Suadero (Negra Modelo-braised brisket, tomatillo salsa, horseradish crema)
Hongos y Nopales (Maitake & huitlacoche mushrooms, cactus, doble crema cheese)
There is a limit of 7 tacos per person (clearly they were afraid of the Midtown Lunch’ers) but they allow you to eat in, or take your order to go. For a place as good as Toloache, selling their tacos at $2 would be a lunchtime bargain. For $1, they’re literally giving them away. Don’t miss out. 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Toloache, 251 W. 50th St. (btw. B’way+8th) 212-581-1818
Comedian Finesse Mitchell has written a book that I added to my collection after watching these hilarious promotional videos. Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much: A Brother’s Take on Dating and Mating for Sistas check out the youtube clips. Hilarious kinda like “Two can play that game.”
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