Who is Babo? Rapper reveals body modification in OnlyFans video

Bruno Cooke January 19, 2023
Who is Babo? Rapper reveals body modification in OnlyFans video
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Rapper Babo, real name Eduardo Dávalos de Luna, recently trended on social media after he posted an uncensored version of a video for one of his songs, containing evidence of a body modification he underwent in 2010, to his OnlyFans subscribers.

In it, according to Spanish language media outlet Mundo Deportivo, Babo showed evidence and ‘gave details’ of having undergone a procedure by the name of “pearling.”

The reaction has been mixed.

Social media star and makeup artist Yeri Mua relayed her first impressions to her Twitter followers. She isn’t a fan of the look. Meanwhile, influencer Karely Ruiz has responded to the whole situation, saying Babo initially invited her to take part in the recording of the video in question.

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Who is Babo? Rapper shows body modification in video posted on OnlyFans

Born November 16, 1976, Babo is a Mexican rapper. He turned 46 at the end of last year.

He is the lead singer of the hip-hop collective Cartel de Santa, which he co-founded with Hector Montaño and Ronaldo Sifuentes in 1997. 

It began as a group of friends improvising rap songs, but quickly burgeoned into a substantial project.

Cartel de Santa became famous in 2003 after the release of its self-titled debut album. Its producer was Jason Roberts, who had previously worked with the likes of Cypress Hill, Guns N’ Roses and Ice Cube.

What procedure did he undergo?

According to reports from various Spanish language outlets, the body modification Babo underwent in 2010, which he revealed in a video he posted to his OnlyFans subscribers, was pearling.

Pearling is the practice of permanently inserting small beads beneath the skin of the genitals. 

The National Library of Medicine published a case study into the practice in 2011. It describes it as an aesthetic practice. But it adds that it can also sometimes carry the intention of increasing physical stimulation and thereby “enhancing pleasure.”

It involves making small, superficial incisions and placing beads under the surface of the skin. Materials used include beads made of stainless steel and titanium, or plastic beads made of nylon or silicone. 

What is Babo’s connection to Karely Ruiz?

Ruiz is a social media influencer from Monterrey, Mexico. She’s 22 years old and first posted on Instagram in 2016.

As of January 2023, she has 7.7 million followers on the social media platform. 

The reason that she is currently trending, perhaps in circles that she usually wouldn’t, is because Babo, the Mexican rapper discussed above, reportedly invited her to participate in the video he ultimately shared with his OnlyFans subscribers.

She declined his proposal, according to various reports. It wouldn’t have been “the first time” a video of that nature featuring her would have gone online, she said, as quoted by TV Azteca Bajiio. But there’s “nothing wrong with it” either, she added.

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Ruiz has vented after her videos have leaked in the past

Shortly after Babo posted his video to OnlyFans, Karely Ruiz went on Facebook Live. She discussed times her videos have leaked from their intended locations to elsewhere on the Internet, in a video that’s nearly half an hour long.

“The first time my videos were uploaded,” she said, “it was a person I knew and loved very much and it burned me.”

The text is from a transcription by Azteca Bajio, translated by Google.

“It was easy for him,” she went on. “He uploaded it and everyone criticized [me for it]. … I felt bad, I said it’s not fair that people are like that because it’s my life and if I send videos or [choose] not [to] send videos it’s my problem. People are very [critical],” she said.

Ultimately, she continued, she’s learned to take advantage of the buzz that can arise from such situations. “The same girls who criticize me are the ones who are urgently asking for the Babo video,” she recently posted on Facebook, per Marca. “How crazy.”

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Bruno Cooke has been a freelance journalist since 2019, primarily with GRV Media. He was an early contributor to The Focus, and has written for HITC, Groundviews and the Sheffield University newspaper – he earned his MA in Global Journalism there in 2021. He’s the Spoken Word Poetry Editor for The Friday Poem, and self-published his debut novel Reveries in 2019, which his mum called both a “fine read” and “excellent Christmas present”. Bruno has lived in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and likes, among other things: bicycle touring, black and white Japanese films, pub quizzes, fermentation and baklava. In 2023, Bruno will set off with his partner on a round-the-world cycle.