As his whirlwind debut in the United States continues apace, Lionel Messi continued his triumph with Inter Miami in the League Cup and a stellar performance to lead his new club to the US Open Cup final playing in new music. video.
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The 36-year-old Argentinian captain makes a standout appearance in the promo for a song by Colombian music star Maluma.
Earlier this month, artist urbano posted a photo on Instagram of himself with the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner at Inter Miami’s DRV PNK stadium, with both of them in team attire. The accompanying caption said he lacked ‘Messi’s approval’, referring to Maluma’s new album ‘Don Juan’.
Then on Thursday he teased a snippet of the video for a new song called ‘Trofeo’, calling it a ‘tribute to the greatest’ before checking out Messi’s name and topping it off with a goat emoji. The full video was posted on YouTube shortly after.
Messi’s appearance in the ‘Trofeo’ video starts around the third minute. Wearing a Miami jersey with “Messi, 10” on the back, Maluma emerges from the stadium tunnel and enters the field, where he is greeted by the maestro himself.
Introduced first by his distinctive tattoo on his leg, Messi comes face-to-face with Maluma in the center circle before offering him a handshake and handing the rapper a big silver trophy.
As far as music video concepts go, that’s nice, but who are we to deny a reggaeton superstar the opportunity to do a little dance with a trophy handed to them by the GOAT?
It’s not the first time Messi has played his role with such aplomb since winning the World Cup at the end of last year. In June, he starred in an episode of “Los Protectores” (“The Protectors”), an Argentinian comedy-drama about three football agents.
After conquering the world of football and doing a good job in his foray into acting, could this appearance in a music video be Messi’s first tentative step towards a recording career? Watch this place.