Puerto Rican artist Ricky Martin surprisingly released an album of only 6 songs on Wednesday, almost a week after appearing in court for an alleged case of domestic violence imposed on him by another man.
Play is the name of the production that features the Mexican group Reik and the Colombian artist Keityn as guest artists.
“Making music, selecting the songs and sharing them with you is wonderful,” said Ricky Martin on his Instagram account. Twitter.
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) July 13, 2022
“They have been doing it for 38 years and without a doubt their reaction is the motivation that drives me on this complex journey called life,” said the 50-year-old artist, who started his musical career with the group Menudo.
“I don’t want to wait any longer. Here I leave you this surprise with lots of love. my new music I hope you enjoy it as much as me. We continue strongly my people! », She pointed out.
The six themes included in Play They are “Acid flavor”, “Amordio”, “Paris in Love”, “Queen of hearts” with Keityn, “Another night in LA” and “Sometimes good and sometimes bad” with Reik.
Ricky Martin must appear on July 21 at the San Juan Court of First Instance for an adjudicative hearing on a complaint against him under Law 54, which protects victims of domestic violence, in which an ex-protection order has already been issued. part.
The court order was issued on July 3 by Judge Raiza Cajigas Campbell, of the aforementioned court.
As it is a case under the Law for the Prevention and Intervention with Domestic Violence, the Puerto Rico Police does not reveal the name of the petitioning party.
According to the Puerto Rican newspaper the spokesmanthe order indicates that the parties were related for seven months and separated two years ago, but Ricky Martin has not accepted this separation.
The document alleges that the artist frequently calls the petitioner and has even loitered around his residence on at least three occasions, for which “the petitioner fears for his safety.”
That same July 3, Ricky Martin affirmed that the allegations of domestic violence and for which he faces a protection order, are “totally false”, and assured that he will face said process “with the responsibility” that characterizes him.
The interpreter of great musical successes such as “La copa de la vida”, “La mordidita”, “Livin’ la Vida Loca” and “María” added that “because it is an ongoing legal matter” he cannot “make particular expressions”.
The artist’s legal team also assured that the allegations of domestic violence are “completely false”, after a protection order was issued against him.
Enrique Martín Morales, better known as Ricky Martin, has been married to the Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef since 2017 and has 4 children.