Natti Natasha says she’s still “the same crazy girl” who left the Dominican Republic for New York

Natti Natasha opens wide the doors of her life in “Everybody Loves Natti”, an Amazon documentary series in which the Dominican star shows the keys to her musical success and also reveals some secrets of her most private side.

“I feel that life, if it doesn’t have a little craziness, it’s not worth it,” Natti Natasha, born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, in 1986, assures in a video call with Efe.

“Everybody Loves Natti” will land on Amazon on Nov. 19 and is composed of six episodes.

The singer of “Criminal” (with Ozuna) or “Sin pijama” (with Becky G) addresses in this documentary series her sentimental and professional relationship with Raphy Pina, the birth of her first daughter Vida Isabelle, and the journey that took her from the Dominican Republic to become one of the most important figures of reggaeton and Latin pop today.

Answer: A blessing came into my life and her name is Vida (her daughter). And I also worked on my second baby, which is the album I just released, “Nattividad” (2021).

With all the obstacles that there were, like the pandemic or when they told me I couldn’t get pregnant and I had to put myself on hormones in a very dark moment, I took refuge in music and then I am blessed with Vida.

I understand that there is no better way (than this series) to show that to the fans, who have supported me through the whole process and accepted me as I am…. But listen to me, it wasn’t something comfortable for me: I had never done it before.

It wasn’t just me telling it in a “post” or in a “story”, but I wanted them to see it: I open the doors of my home and my family.

There are many vulnerable moments, just as there are funny moments. Everything that happens in the normal life of any other person. Natti Natasha at home is a completely normal woman who works very hard. That they saw all that was important for me.

Q.- She assures that she has learned a lot from Raphy Pina, who is her manager and her partner.

A.- In all aspects. Apart from the fact that he is a person who has a lot of experience in the music industry, when I am with him his advice helps me a lot. My career took another angle when I signed with Pina Records. And also with Daddy Yankee, who is my mentor.

But with Raphy I matured a lot, not only professionally but also personally.

A BEFORE AND AN AFTER
Q.- Before having Vida Isabelle, did you think that being a mother would change you so much?

A.- When you have a child, you say: “Who was I before? (smiles). It’s strange but that’s the reality.

For me, for example, being a mother has given me much more motivation. I work because I love what I do, but there is also a moment when I ask myself with whom I share it. What is my motivation? When I’m older, who am I going to share it with? Who am I going to see grow up?

I was very much instilled with having a family. I love my parents, my siblings, those memories that we have together…. And I always wanted to have that experience (of being a mother) in my life.

Q.- In “Everybody Loves Natti” we see you with a star’s day-to-day life in Miami, singing and making music videos, but also with moments of doubt.

A.- It was difficult to show that. Usually those are the moments when I disconnect from the world, lock myself in a room, start making music or don’t answer the phone to anyone.

It was very intimidating at times to share that on the show.

Q.- What remains in Natti Natasha of the Natalia Gutierrez who arrived in New York at a very young age, with a dream and nothing to hold on to?

A.- What remains is the same crazy woman, the same crazy woman who left the Dominican Republic to go to New York. That same adventurer remains.

The reality is that I literally didn’t even have enough to buy food, or a place to stay? I had nothing… But my north was very well directed. I said: “I’m going to work, I’m going to show who I am”. And I feel like that’s still what drives me today. Even if they don’t see it, that’s still the way I am.

I like the adrenaline, I love it. I’m the same crazy, the same daring, the same dreamer who came to New York. When I die I want to say that I tried everything I wanted to try. I feel that life, if it doesn’t have that little bit of craziness, it’s not worth it.

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