Watch: La Mala is Bad-to-the-Bone

In less than a week Mala Rodriguez will drop her fourth album Dirty Bailarina (out May 18; Universal), a title that is meant to evoke the image of “a woman who expresses her art without fear of getting dirty.” Sound interesting?

According to the Spanish rapera, the CD is “a work of science fiction” and we’ve got evidence that she’s not exaggerating. The video for the record’s first single “No pidas perdón” features the gun-toting 31-year-old pouring gasoline over a bullet-riddled body and gunning down a man carrying a suitcase full of money. And if that doesn’t sound fantastical enough, the leggy singer even finds a frightened alien hiding inside a shipping container towards the end of the video.

Seeing La Mala strut around like badass is entertaining the song is even better. Laced with an electro-pop beat, “No pidas perdón” will have you dancing before it inspires you to beat-box. That may not go down so easily for some of her hip-hop fans, but it has us counting down the days till Tuesday.


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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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