Who Does Bad Bunny Play in 'Narcos: Mexico' and What Has He Said About His Character?

Bad Bunny has joined a long line of musicians who have swapped their mic for a script and launched their acting career.

The Puerto Rican rapper, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, makes his acting debut in Narcos: Mexico Season 3.

While the Netflix crime drama is his first foray into acting, this isn't the first time Bad Bunny has graced the small screen as he has also appeared in shows like WWE Raw and WrestleMania 37 as himself.

Here is everything you need to know about his character.

Who does Bad Bunny play in Narcos: Mexico Season 3?

Bad Bunny plays Everardo Arturo "El Kitty" Paez in Narcos: Mexico, a rich kid who becomes a henchman of the Arellano Félix family and helps transport drugs, he is also on the enforcement side of the group as part of the "Narco Juniors."

Kitty is responsible for many deaths in the season, and the henchman uses his connections to boost the Tijuana cartel's numbers during the war that breaks out between them and the Sinaloa cartels.

Bad Bunny's character works with drug lord Ramón (played by Manuel Masalva) in particular and, as well as providing the firepower, he helps recruit other rich youths to transport drugs across the border.

Is Bad Bunny's Narcos: Mexico character a real person?

Yes, Bad Bunny's character is based on a real person who worked closely with the Arellano Félix family for years before his arrest in 1997.

His real-life counterpart was captured by Mexican authorities in 1997 and The Los Angeles Times reported he was charged with six counts of directing cocaine into the United States at the time, and he was extradited to America in 2001.

In 2002 he was given a 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine and money laundering, according to a report from The San Diego Tribune, and he will not be released until 2032.

What has Bad Bunny said about his Narcos: Mexico character?

Bad Bunny took on the role of Kitty because he was a fan of the Netflix show since its first iteration, Narcos.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in September, the "Yonaguni" singer said: "I loved the original Narcos, so when they announced Narcos: Mexico, I was sold; I'm honored to be a part of the show.

"Kitty is a charismatic guy who loved looking fresh. He likes nice things, and I can really relate to that!"

Showrunner Carlo Bernard also told the publication that they cast the rapper after realizing how popular he was: "Everybody under 30 in the office lost their s***. I was like, 'Oh, I should probably pay more attention to this!'"

Narcos: Mexico Season 1-3 is available to stream on Netflix now.

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Bad Bunny as Everardo Arturo "El Kitty" Paez in "Narcos: Mexico" Season 3. Juan Rosas/Netflix