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Don Omar

Don OmarAKA William Omar Landrón Rivera

Born: 10-Feb-1978
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: Black [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Rapper

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Popular reggaeton artist

Growing up in Villa Palmera, Omar was a preacher for four years and a member of the Christian Rappers. Subsequently, Omar left the church due to a growing disillusionment documented in his song "Aunque te Fuiste". Don Omar was charged with possession of a firearm in 2005, however, in agreement with the program Scandal TV (Telefutura), a court of Carolina, Puerto Rico, suppressed the evidence against the singer. In 2006, Don Omar was invited to participate in a program against School Desertion by Governor of Puerto Rico Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá, despite having never finished high school himself. However, the Secretary of Education vetoed this invitation due to Omar's sexually explicit lyrics.

[1] Black Latino, which technically also can be called Hispanic. Tego Calderón, "Latin America Needs Its Own Civil Rights Movement", New York Post, 15 February 2007, states that Don Omar refers to himself as black.

Girlfriend: Jackie Guerrido

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