Mala Rodríguez's surprising confession to Risto Mejide about her controversial relationship with Rosalía

Mala Rodríguez sat down last Wednesday on the sofa of Viajando con Chester and gave Cuatro viewers an in-depth interview in which she opened up on the channel and in which she talked about her career, feminism, music and countless other topics.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
29 November 2023 Wednesday 22:12
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Mala Rodríguez's surprising confession to Risto Mejide about her controversial relationship with Rosalía

Mala Rodríguez sat down last Wednesday on the sofa of Viajando con Chester and gave Cuatro viewers an in-depth interview in which she opened up on the channel and in which she talked about her career, feminism, music and countless other topics.

For many people, Rodríguez is a reference in the fight for women's liberation. In her lyrics, thousands of followers have found empowerment, strength and courage, so Risto Mejide wanted to know to what extent the artist has been aware of her contribution to the world of activism.

The singer of Contigo, Sombrilla or Yo no soy unangel responded with total sincerity and explained that she does not think about any cause when creating, but that it is something that she carries inside and that she learned as a child: ''I didn't know the meaning of the word feminism. But I did know that I could do whatever I wanted because my mother never put any limits on me."

Furthermore, she reflected ironically about the fact that she does not know if she is currently a 'good' feminist: ''Where do they give the feminist card, do you understand? Don't know. Where do they give it? I want to know it''.

At one point in the conversation, Laura Escanes' ex-husband asked the guest about her alleged enmity with Rosalía, a bad relationship that began when Rodríguez expressed online that he saw it as normal "for gypsies to get angry with her," since who shared the opinion that he had appropriated flamenco culture.

Mejide asked her if she likes Catalan music, to which Mala answered yes without hesitation. Furthermore, she wanted to make it clear that she had a very bad time due to the social response she experienced due to her words and the actions of the media, who focused on the controversy when she had released a new album: ''It's very nice to see two women fighting in the mud. So it's normal that they make them fight (...) I was promoting and suddenly that's all it was. Aren't there more things? Couldn't you ask me more things?''

The Jerez native explained to the presenter that she appreciates her partner's work and that she recognizes that some of her versions and songs are very good: ''She has done something very great for music and will continue to do so."

However, she reaffirmed the words that have caused her so many headaches: "It is clear that she had a very global vision of what she wanted to do with her art and she was not going to stop at the 'I'm a gypsy' moment. But I understand that It will bother the gypsies (...) They feel that they are taking their pain to monetize it."