Lionel Messi received a bizarre mention from a celebrity. Known to be a music lover, Messi and his wife Antonela appreciate music concerts by artists like Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. However, this time the World Cup winner has been on an unexpected end of the story. A recent ‘autism’ analogy to the Argentinian star by a famous music artist has jaw-dropped the fanbase.

The Argentinian is one of the most famous athletes in the world. Even the biggest celebrities give a shoutout or honorably mention Lionel Messi in the media. However, Anuel AA bizarrely had other plans.

What did Anuel AA say about Lionel Messi?


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The Argentine star is liked by many international music figures. The star was even named in a few songs by Drake, Travis Scott, and others. However, Puerto Rico’s Anuel AA was seen in a video mentioning Lionel Messi as autistic. He said, “Just look at Messi. Messi is autistic, and he is the most influential person in the world. That’s why I don’t feel autism is a disease.”

The rapper is not new to the soccer world. His ex-girlfriend Karol G collaborated with Shakira on a song named TGQ, which received appreciation from Messi’s wife Antonela. The song was a disstrack which took a dig at the rapper and Gerard Pique. The rapper is a well-known personality in the Latin American music industry.

Estimated to be worth $20 million, the rapper could be on a break from work as he reportedly underwent a surgery in October. Coming back to soccer, this is not the first time Anuel AA and Lionel Messi have appeared in the same sentence.


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Lionel Messi’s wide reach among music artists

The Puerto Rican rapper already met the Argentinian captain once at Inter Miami’s presentation. The award-winning rapper even mentioned the Ballon d’Or winner and his wife in one of his tracks, ‘Baby’, praising their relationship. However, the star’s earlier mention of Gerard Pique and Shakira in one of his songs did not go down well.


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Many other singers have made a mention of Lionel Messi, including Anuel AA’s compatriot Bad Bunny, in his album Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana. The Inter Miami star was also given a shoutout by Sabrina Carpenter recently during Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Buenos Aires. Such is the popularity of Lionel Messi!

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"Optimism is a revolutionary act" Growing up in a sporting background, I found a passion for soccer through the remarkable 2002 World Cup-winning Brazilian football team. Watching the Premier League where Thierry Henry-starring ‘Invincible’ Gunners and Sir Alex Ferguson’s glorious Manchester United had ruled, I had my heart set on Arsenal. However, Ronaldo Nazario, Rivaldo, and Ronaldinho are my favorite players and Lionel Messi is the GOAT.
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