On June 3, Pinoy rapper King Badger (Jon Gutierrez) urged young Filipino Hip-Hop artists not to follow in his footsteps.
During the media conference for the Pandayo Alon Water Music Festival, King Badger hinted at his past mistakes while advising aspiring Pinoy rap artists.
“Wag ninyo akong tularan, ‘yun lang. Malupit ang pinagdaanan ko dito sa scene. Marami akong pinagdaanan pero wag ninyo akong tularan.”
In March 2022, Ex Batallion member King Badger or Jon Gutierrez faced a legal battle with his estranged wife, actress-vlogger Jelai Andres. Andres filed multiple cases against the rapper, including alleged violations of the country’s Anti-Violence Against Women And Children Act and concubinage.
According to reports, Andres opted to have her marriage with the rapper annulled.
Despite this, King Badger continued to create Hip-Hop Music and joined Pandayo Music.
He also highlighted the movement of Pinoy Hip-Hop while addressing people who are still looking down on the rap genre.
“Actually, hindi ko nga alam na may naglo-lookdown pa sa music namin kasi napakalakas ng movement namin ngayon. Ng buong Hiphop movement, so kung may naglookdown man, kayo na ‘yung may sakit.”
As for their music event, King Badger, alongside Omar Baliw, Don Pao, Markbeats, JP Bacallan, Zae, and Mc Rhenn, are performing at the Pandayo Alon Water Music Festival on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 10 am to 2 am at Amoranto Stadium Quezon City.
Pre-sell tickets are available for P100 until June 10, 2022, while walk-in attendees can purchase tickets for P1,000. Attendees can reach out to Angelo Padilla at 09176056701 or Chumichill Linda at 09165604404.