Something tells us Residente won’t be entering U.S. politics anytime soon. The Calle 13 frontman recently revealed that he would like to give up his American citizenship!
Speaking with a Spanish newspaper, Residente said that his loyalty lies with Puerto Rico and he would prefer to not associate himself with the U.S. and its policies. But he later admitted that carrying out the exit process is easier said than done.
Si un puertorriqueño renuncia a la Ciudadanía Americana, se considerará extranjero, le aplicarán las Leyes de Inmigración y Naturalización
— Residente C13/ RC13 (@Calle13Oficial) December 23, 2013
“If a Puerto Rican renounces American citizenship, he will be considered a foreigner and will be subject to the immigration and naturalization laws,” he posted via Tweet.(translated from above)
That, of course, would make it very difficult for him to tour and perform in his native Puerto Rico. So (for now, at least) Residente is still part of the good ol’ US of A.