It all started after the Colombian star called for a boycott of the Latin Grammys in September 2021 in response to what he perceived to be a lack of urban representation in the nominations. Residente quickly responded to Balvin, saying, “It’s as if a hot dog cart got offended because he couldn’t earn a Michelin star […] your music is like a hot dog cart. Almost everybody likes it, but when those people want to eat well, they go to a Michelin-starred restaurant.”
Then on March 3, the Puerto Rican artist dropped a nearly 10-minute diss track where he not only blasts Balvin but also the industry, including managers who take songwriting credits, among other topics. Balvin has yet to respond to the tiraera.
Below is a timeline of Residente and Balvin’s feud, from the beginning to the latest clap backs.