Before becoming a king of reggaeton, Don Omar was a slave to drugs, as a salesman at one point for eight hours a day. He himself confessed it during an interview with the veteran television presenter Don Francisco.
“I lived by selling drugs. That was my job…. 14 or 15 years old. I worked inside a drug point, I sold drugs, I worked an eight-hour shift every day, ”revealed the 44-year-old reggaeton singer.
The confession of William Omar Landrón Rivera, his real name, occurred in the middle of an interview he gave to the eternal host of the program “Sabado Gigante” in the space “Reflections with Don Francisco” on CNN in Spanish.
The interview will be broadcast in its entirety in October, but a preview of it is broadcast on social networks.
“Here I leave you a small preview of what our reflections will be. A sincere and transparent conversation where Don Omar tells us what his life was like before he became the great music icon he is today. His experiences and learnings ”, shared Don Francisco together with the publication of the advance of the interview.
Don Omar is one of the most influential urban musicians in the world, earning the title of “King of Reggaeton”, following the release of his first studio album in 2003 entitled “The Last Don”.
Among his most popular songs are “Dile”, “Dale Don dale”, “Ella y yo”, “Angelito”, “Salió el sol”, “Virtual diva”, “Taboo”, “Danza kuduro” and “Hasta bajo” .