Ivy Queen on Her New Album: “I Want to Inspire Women”

Ivy Queen, who made her mark as reggaeton’s leading lady, drops her eighth studio album today titled, La Musa (The Muse). The Puerto Rican artist is elevating her heart-wrenching lyrics about heartbreak by making women the lead players in her romantic stories.

That was exactly the muse for one of her tracks, laced with a Panamanian-style beat produced by, Victor Delgado, for her new track, “Peligro de Extinción.” In an exclusive interview with Latina, Ivy states, “I wanted to head to the studio and completely change the version of Romeo and Juliet,” and adds, “I want to inspire women to take the initiative.”

The 40-year-old rapper is more empowered than ever. She took part in The Vagina Monologues in Florida earlier this year, and has found a new love since ending her relationship with dancer, Xavier Sanchez. “I’m at peace, very excited, and blessed. I can’t thank my fans enough for always supporting me. It’s a real blessing,” she said.  

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