Farruko is a Puerto Rican reggaeton artist. His real name is Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado. He is known for songs like “Calma” and “Chillax.” Lately, fans have been wondering if he has become a Christian.
Early Life and Christian Upbringing
Farruko was raised in a religious household in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. His mother was a Pentecostal pastor, and he actively participated in church activities during his youth. He used to sing in the choir, play the piano, and learn about the Bible. His early exposure to Christianity shaped how he saw the world and expressed himself through art.
This influence is evident in his early songs, which often have religious themes. In his debut album from 2010, El Talento Del Bloque, he included a song called “Cositas Que Haciamos” that discusses his connection with God and his appreciation for the good things in his life. He also collaborated with other Christian artists, such as Alex Zurdo and Funky, in songs like “Te Iré A Buscar” and “No Me Dejes Solo.”
Shifting Perspectives and Secular Content
As Farruko’s career progressed, his music delved into more secular themes, often focusing on reggaeton and Latin trap genres. He became known for his catchy beats, hooks, and explicit lyrics, appealing to a broader audience and gaining more recognition. He collaborated with other famous artists, such as Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Nicky Jam, in hits like “Krippy Kush,” “Sunset,” “La Tóxica,” and “La Cartera.” He also experimented with different styles, such as pop, R&B, dancehall, and salsa, in songs like “Calma,” “Chillax,” “Obsesionado,” and “Nadie.”
However, Farruko did not wholly abandon his Christian roots, even as his music took a more secular direction. He asserted that his core values remained grounded in his Christian upbringing and did not let fame or money change him.
In an interview with Billboard in 2017, he said,
“I’m still the same person I was before. I still believe in God, I still go to church, I still pray every day. I don’t let the success get to my head. I’m still humble and grateful for everything I have.”
He also said that he respected other people’s beliefs and opinions and did not judge anyone for their choices.
Signs of a Newfound Faith
In recent years, several signs indicate Farruko’s newfound faith and potential transformation into Christianity. In March 2021, he gave an interview with Telemundo, where he discussed his decision to eliminate explicit language from his music. He said,
“Now I am more inclined towards sending messages of hope and love… I feel like things are changing within me. I want to transmit something different, something more positive, something more spiritual.”
He also said that he wanted to inspire his fans to overcome their challenges and pursue their dreams and that he felt responsible for using his platform for good.
In April 2021, he posted a Bible verse on his Instagram account, which read,
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11).
This post sparked a lot of speculation among his followers, who wondered if he had converted to Christianity or was going through a spiritual awakening. Some of them expressed their support and admiration, while others questioned his sincerity and authenticity.
Additionally, his newest album release, La #167, which came out in May 2021, features various positive messages throughout its tracks. The album title refers to the number of buses that Farruko took from his hometown to San Juan, where he started his musical career. The album is a tribute to his roots, journey, and gratitude.
Some of the songs, such as “Oh Mama,” “Pepas,” and “Love 66,” talk about his love for his family, his friends, and his fans. Other songs, such as “GangaXtrip,” “Premium,” and “XOXA,” talk about his success, his wealth, and his lifestyle. However, unlike his previous albums, these songs do not contain any vulgar or offensive language, and instead, they convey a sense of joy, celebration, and optimism.
Public Expressions of Faith
Farruko has also publicly expressed his faith in various ways, including attending church services, discussing the importance of trust in interviews, and releasing a gospel-inspired album. In June 2021, he shared a video on his Instagram account where he was seen attending a church service in Miami, Florida. He captioned the video,
“Thank you God for everything you have given me and for everything you have taken away from me. You know what is best for me. I trust in you and your perfect plan for my life.”
He also tagged the church’s pastor, Guillermo Maldonado, a well-known evangelical leader and founder of the King Jesus International Ministry.
In July 2021, he gave an interview with People en Español, where he talked about his faith and his relationship with God. He said,
“I have always believed in God, but I have also gone through moments of doubt and confusion. I have made mistakes and I have learned from them. I have realized that God is always with me, even when I don’t see him or feel him. He is always guiding me and protecting me. He is my source of strength and peace.”
He also said that he prayed every day and read the Bible regularly and that he felt a connection with God through his music.
In August 2021, he released a surprise album, called “Trapstorno Vol. 3,” which is a gospel-inspired album that features songs with Christian themes and messages. The album is a collaboration with other Christian artists, such as Redimi2, Manny Montes, Alex Zurdo, and Funky. The album cover shows Farruko holding a cross, with the words “God is good” written on it. Some of the songs, such as “Dios Es Bueno,” “Gracias,” and “Soy Bendecido,” talk about his gratitude, his blessings, and his faith. Other songs, such as “No Me Rindo,” “Sigo De Pie,” and “Voy Pa’l Cielo,” talk about his perseverance, his resilience, and his hope.
The Struggle of Faith and Artistic Expression
Farruko isn’t the only artist who struggles to reconcile his faith with his chosen art. This is especially true in genres like reggaeton and Latin trap. These genres often deal with themes like sex, drugs, violence, and money. These themes may conflict with traditional Christian values.
Many Christian artists or those with a Christian background face criticism, judgment, and pressure from both secular and religious communities. Some choose to separate their faith from their music, while others prefer to integrate them. Some choose to stick to one genre, while others choose to explore different genres. There is no way to navigate this complex and personal issue; each artist must find balance and authenticity.
Farruko’s religious beliefs and potential transformation into Christianity are personal and complex. They can’t be easily defined or labeled. He has shown signs of newfound faith and a connection to his Christian upbringing through his music, social media, and public expressions. But he has also demonstrated a willingness to try different styles, genres, and themes, reflecting his diverse and evolving artistry.
Ultimately, Farruko’s relationship with Christianity is something only he can understand and explain. It may change over time. As fans and readers, we should respect his choices and journey. We should also consider the complexities of navigating faith and artistic expression in the public eye.