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J Balvin Reveals He Almost Had An Entirely Different Stage Name on 'Hot Ones'

J Balvin Reveals He Almost Had An Entirely Different Stage Name on 'Hot Ones'

J Balvin has opened up about the unique stage name he almost took in the latest episode of Hot Ones.

The 35-year-old Colombian singer revealed that a friend once told him he needed a “spicy” stage name for his music career.

The moment came as he was about to take his first bite of a pepper called the Scotch Bonnet, which was the name his friend suggested.

“Speaking of Scotch Bonnet, you know that was supposed to be my artist name? Yeah, that’s funny,” he mentioned before the bite. “When I was looking for my name, I had a friend, his name is Fat Al and he’s a rapper. And he was like, ‘You should have a spicy name like Scotch Bonnet.’”

He continued, “This was the first time I actually see what he was talking about. Now let’s taste it!” After his bite, he added, “Now, we’re on another level.”

The singer’s real name is José Álvaro Osorio Balvin.

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