Romeo’s Response to Mikey About The VMA’s


The English version is the ONLY Official statement from Romeo. Any other translation is not approved or authorized

DEAR AVENTURA FANS,

AS YOU MAY HAVE OBSERVED DURING SO MANY YEARS, I
NORMALLY DON’T GIVE PUBLIC STATEMENTS, AND I USUALLY HAVE NEVER
DEFENDED MYSELF EVEN WHEN OTHERS HAVE PUBLICLY ACCUSED ME OF SOMETHING
FALSE..I DON’T FEED INTO THE INDUSTRY GOSSIP, AND ALL I’VE DONE IN THE
PAST IS ANSWER THE MEDIA WHEN THEY’VE ASKED ME ABOUT CERTAIN RUMORS.
IN FACT, WHEN YOU’VE SEEN ME SPEAKING ON ANY AVENTURA CONTROVERSY, I’M
JUST BEING A LEADER AND PUBLICLY DEFENDING MY BROTHERS, EVEN WHEN
MAYBE WHAT THEY DID WAS INAPPROPRIATE.  ON THIS OCCASION, OUT OF
RESPECT FOR MIKEY AND ALL OF THE AVENTURA FANS, I WILL ADDRESS THIS
ISSUE.  HOWEVER, DON’T EVER EXPECT ME TO TRASH MY BROTHERS, OR PUT OUR
PRIVATE BUSINESS OUT IN THE OPEN.  IF ANY OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF
AVENTURA FEEL THAT’S THE WAY THEY WANT TO HANDLE ANY INTERNAL
SITUATION BETWEEN US, THAT IS THEIR CHOICE.  BUT THAT’S NOT HOW I
HANDLE PROBLEMS. I’M ALSO WELL AWARE THAT THIS TOPIC IS 2 DAYS OLD,
BUT IT SURE HASN’T BEEN FORGOTTEN. SO IF FOR SOME REASON THAT DOOR
OPENS AGAIN IN THE FUTURE FOR WHATEVER REASON, HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS
NOW BECAUSE I WONT MAKE ANOTHER PUBLIC STATEMENT LATER.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT AVENTURA WASN’T
INVITED TO THE VMAS AND WE DID NOT HAVE A VMA NOMINATION.  AVENTURA
WAS NOMINATED FOR AN MTV3 AWARD.  THESE ARE TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT
THINGS.  DID ANYONE SEE AVENTURA’S NOMINATION TELEVISED ON THE VMAS??
NO! -EXACTLY MY POINT.  I WAS INVITED TO PRESENT AN AWARD, AND I
ACCEPTED THE INVITATION JUST LIKE ANY OF THE OTHER 3 MEMBERS WOULD’VE
ACCEPTED AS WELL WITHOUT ASKING ANY QUESTIONS.  NOW, DO SOME OF YOU
FEEL IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALL 4 OF US ON STAGE PRESENTING AND NOT JUST
ME?? I’M NOT DISAGREEING WITH THAT VISION.  IN FACT I WOULD’VE
PREFERRED NOT PRESENTING AND INSTEAD PERFORMING “EL MALO” WITH THE
GUYS, OR ANY OTHER SINGLE FROM “THE LAST.”  BUT THAT WASN’T MTV’S
PROPOSAL AND IT WASN’T UP FOR DEBATE. IT WAS VERY SIMPLE.. WOULD ROMEO
LIKE TO PRESENT AN VMA AWARD? AND I SAID HELL YEAH!  IF ANYONE SAYS
THEY WOULD’VE TURNED IT DOWN FOR WHATEVER REASON, IN MY OPINION THEY
WOULD EITHER BE HYPOCRITES OR HAD NEVER BEEN IN A POSITION TO KNOW THE
FEELING.

HOWEVER, IT DID NOT CROSS MY MIND THAT ANY OF THE GUYS WOULD OPPOSE OR
HAVE A NEGATIVE REACTION LIKE MIKEY’S DUE TO MY PRESENCE AT THE VMAS.
I DIDN’T THINK OF THAT PROBABLY FOR A FEW REASONS – ONE BEING THAT
MIKEY, HENRY AND LENNY ALSO HAVE DONE SOLO APPEARANCES WHERE THEY’VE
PROMOTED THEMSELVES ALONE WITHOUT DISCUSSING IT WITH ME, (SOMETHING I
SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH).  AND ANOTHER REASON WAS THAT NONE OF THE 3
REACHED OUT TO ME TO COMPLAIN OR EXPRESS THEIR DISCOMFORT.  I WAS AS
SURPRISED BY MIKEY’S COMMENTS AS MANY WERE.  I ALSO WANNA MAKE
SOMETHING CLEAR TO EVERYONE – I’M NOT SAYING MIKEY’S WRONG AND THAT
I’M RIGHT OR VICE VERSA; IM NOT GETTING INTO THAT – AND I’LL DISCUSS
MY FEELINGS DIRECTLY WITH HIM.  ALL I’M ASKING FROM ALL THE FANS IS TO
BE NEUTRAL, AND TO BE RESPECTFUL TO ALL OF US WITH YOUR OPINIONS IF
YOU DO DECIDE TO EXPRESS AN OPINION.  YOU’RE HEARING MIKEY’S POINT OF
VIEW FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE – MEANING THIS IS THE WAY HE LOOKS AT
THINGS. THIS IS THE WAY HE FEELS, AND AGAIN – HE MAY NOT BE WRONG
ABOUT CERTAIN ISSUES.  BUT UNFORTUNATELY AND UNFAIRLY, TO MOST ROMEO
IS ALWAYS “THE  PROBLEM” AND THE CAUSE OF A POSSIBLE GROUP BREAK UP.
MEANWHILE I’VE ALWAYS DONE EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO KEEP THIS GROUP
TOGETHER DURING ALL THESE YEARS WHEN I HAD NUMEROUS OFFERS AND
OCCASIONS TO LEAVE. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I’M STILL TRYING TO KEEP US
TOGETHER.  IF ANY OF YOU DOUBT ME AS A SOLO ARTIST OR WISH NOT TO
SUPPORT MY SOLO PROJECT – FINE; THAT IS YOUR DECISION AND I RESPECT
YOUR OPINIONS.  BUT UNDERSTAND SOMETHING  – I SURE BELIEVE IN MYSELF.
THE REASON I HAVEN’T LEFT AVENTURA FOR SOME OF THE OFFERS I’VE HAD IN
THE PAST WAS NOT BECAUSE I FEARED FAILURE GOING SOLO.  WHEN I HAD THE
OPPORTUNITY TO ABANDON THE GROUP, I HAD A NOTEBOOK UNDER MY ARM WITH
MANY SONGS THAT YOU FANS MADE HITS.  I HAD ALREADY WRITTEN “UN
BESO”,”MI CORAZONCITO,” AND MANY OTHERS. I’M EXPLAINING THIS BECAUSE
THE FANS HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE ON HOW WE INITIATE THE PROCESS OF MAKING
MUSIC.  EVERYONE DOES THEIR JOB, AND I BELIEVE THAT IF MIKEY HADN’T
BEEN IN THE GROUP, MAYBE WE WOULDN’T HAVE MADE IT.  OR MAYBE WITHOUT
HENRY’S VOCALS WE WOULD NOT HAVE FUNCTIONED.  MAYBE LENNY’S GUITAR
SOUND IS AS IMPORTANT AS MY LYRICS, AND WITHOUT HIM THEY WOULDN’T BE
AN AVENTURA.  ALL THAT IS QUITE POSSIBLE. I ALWAYS SAY AVENTURA IS A 4
LEG TABLE, AND IF ONE OF US CAN’T BE THERE I WOULD RATHER QUIT. BUT I
WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT I DON’T DEPEND ON ANYONE TO CREATE THOSE
POETIC BEAUTIFUL SONGS YOU LOVE. I DON’T SIT THERE WAITING FOR IDEAS
TO WRITE A TRACK.  I BRING THOSE SONGS TO LENNY WITH A CONCEPT, AND
EVERYONE MAY HAVE INPUT BUT IF I DON’T WRITE A SONG, WE HAVE NOTHING
TO RECORD – MAYBE JUST COVERS. AS YOU KNOW, WE PREFER TO GIVE YOU
ORIGINAL SONGS. 98% OF AVENTURA’S MATERIAL IS OURS – BUT YA’LL ALREADY
KNOW THAT.

BASICALLY WHAT I’M TRYING TO SAY IS A HIT IS A HIT WITH AVENTURA OR
JUST ROMEO.  IF HENRY DROPS GREAT SONGS, HE’S GOING TO BLOW UP TOO.
WHEN MIKEY DROPS HIS HIP HOP ALBUM, OR THAT KID SOPRANO COMES OUT WITH
HIS ALBUM, THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE OVER THE SPANISH HIP HOP INDUSTRY,
BECAUSE THIS SHIT IS ABOUT MAKING GOOD MUSIC AND CONNECTING WITH THE
FANS!!  LO DEMAS ES MIERDA! ANYONE THAT THINKS THAT INDIVIDUALLY
SPEAKING NONE OF US WOULD FUNCTION, I RESPECT YOUR OPINION.  BUT YOU
REMIND ME OF THE PEOPLE THAT SAID WE WEREN’T GOING TO MAKE IT BECAUSE
I COULDN’T SING, AND I SOUNDED LIKE A PIGEON – OR BECAUSE HENRY WAS
TOO SHORT, OR BECAUSE LENNY SOUNDED TOO AMERICAN, ETC. WHATEVER YOU
THINK ABOUT HENRY’S OR MY SOLO PROJECT, IT’S OKAY.  I AGREE WITH
FREEDOM OF SPEECH. BUT AT LEAST LISTEN TO THE PRODUCT BEFORE HATING. I
BELIEVE WE CAN ALL MAKE IT IN OUR SOLO CAREERS IF WE ARE DEDICATED,
DISCIPLINED AND MAKE GREAT MUSIC.  PLUS WE ALREADY HAVE THE BEST
FU&*KING FANS IN THE WORLD, AND I’M VERY GRATEFUL TO THE MILLIONS OF
FANS WORLDWIDE DESPITE THE FACT THAT I MIGHT APPEAR UNACCESSIBLE TO
YOU.  (THAT’S A DIFFERENT TOPIC, BUT I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND.)

SO FOR THE LAST TIME,I STUCK AROUND IN AVENTURA BECAUSE I’M LOYAL TO
MY BROTHERS, AND FOR LIKE THE 30TH TIME ..I’M DOING MY SOLO PROJECT
BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE IS.  WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO, STAY HOME DOING
SHIT WHILE EVERYONE ELSE DROPS MIXTAPES AND ALBUMS?? HOW MANY TIMES AM
I GOING TO FU@*KING REPEAT THE SAME SHIT?  I’M ABOUT TO SIGN A SOLO
DEAL WITH SONY.  BUT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT I GO BACK TO AVENTURA
WHETHER I’M A SUCCESS OR FAILURE.  DID FERGIE LEAVE THE BLACK EYE PEAS
BECAUSE SHE DID HER SOLO THING?? NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT!!  THEN WHY SHOULD
I? IF MY INTENTIONS ARE TO DO MY SOLO ALBUM AND REALLY NOT COME BACK
TO AVENTURA AFTER, WOULD I BE WRITING ALL THIS SHIT AND LATER LOOK
LIKE A LIAR WITH ALL THE FANS??? THINK ABOUT THAT ONE.

I HATE REPEATING MYSELF. BUT SOME PEOPLE’S MEMORIES JUST SEEM TO FAIL.
FANS, WHEN YOU’RE DONE READING THIS, GO ON YOUTUBE AND FIND THE “EL
SHOW DE CRISTINA WITH AVENTURA” LINK WHERE MIKEY HIMSELF EXPLAINS HOW
I’VE KEPT THIS GROUP TOGETHER, AND WHERE HE TALKS ABOUT THE TOMMY
MOTTOLA SITUATION.  IN THAT SAME INTERVIEW I SAID I WAS THE ONE THAT
WORKED THE MOST IN AVENTURA, AND I WON’T CHANGE MY STATEMENT BECAUSE
THAT’S A FACT.  THEY WERE ALL SITTING THERE WHEN I SAID IT. YA’LL
DIDN’T ASK YOURSELVES WHY THEY ALL SAT THERE WITH THEIR MOUTHS SHUT???
AT THAT SHOW ALL 3 OF THEM HAD THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK OUT OR
DISAGREE WITH ME, AND THEY STAYED SILENT BECAUSE THEY KNEW I WASN’T
LYING.  IF ANYONE WANTS TO DISAGREE WITH ME A YEAR LATER, GO RIGHT
AHEAD, BUT ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.  IN CONCLUSION IF MY
PRESENCE AT THE VMAS OFFENDED MIKEY FOR WHATEVER REASON, I APOLOGIZE.
BUT I’M NOT APOLOGIZING FOR ACCEPTING THE INVITE.  WHAT I’M TRULY
SORRY FOR WAS THE LACK OF COMMUNICATION ON MY PART. I SHOULD HAVE
EXPLAINED DIRECTLY TO MIKEY WHY I WAS GONNA GO TO THE VMA’S
ALONE.,BECAUSE IT WAS A BIG STEP AND HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THE FACTS AS
OPPOSED TO TURNING ON THE TV AND BEING SURPISED AT SEEING ME PRESENT
AN AWARD. AND TO ALL THOSE FANS THAT EXPRESSED THEIR OPINIONS ON THIS
MATTER – ALL I ASK IS PLEASE, FOR FUTURE REFERENCE – WHEN YOU DON’T
KNOW THE FACTS, OR YOU’VE ONLY SIMPLY HEARD ONE SIDE OF THE STORY –
DON’T CRUCIFY ANYONE ‘CUZ YOU ARE TAKING THE SITUATION FOR GRANTED AND
MIGHT MAKE THINGS WORSE.  WE’VE BEEN TOGETHER FOR NEARLY 15 YEARS AND
WE ALL LOVE EACH OTHER DESPITE OUR DIFFERENCES.  WE’VE ARGUED, WE’VE
FOUGHT AND WE’VE STILL BEEN ABLE TO DELIVER GOOD MUSIC TO YOU GUYS.
SO LET BROTHERS BE BROTHERS.

AND ONE LAST THING THAT WILL PROBABLY BECOME THE MOST IMPORTANT PART
OF MY STATEMENT – IF FOR SOME REASON IN THE FUTURE THIS WERE TO OCCUR
AGAIN, WHERE ANY OF THE OTHER 3 MEMBERS OF AVENTURA MAKE ANY NEGATIVE
COMMENT IN PUBLIC ABOUT ME, AND NOT DIRECTLY AND ONLY BETWEEN US IN
OUR CIRCLE IN PRIVATE – QUOTE ME – “THAT WILL BE MY LAST DAY IN
AVENTURA.” LIKE ALL OF US HUMAN BEINGS, THERE ARE MANY THINGS ABOUT
MIKEY, HENRY AND LENNY THAT ARE NOT PERFECT. BUT YOU’VE NEVER SEEN OR
READ ANYTHING NEGATIVE FROM ME OUT IN THE PUBLIC. I TELL EM TO THEIR
FACES, BUT I KEEP IT BETWEEN US. IF ANYONE WANTS TO TAKE MY WORDS AS A
THREAT …THAT’S YOUR CHOICE.  BUT ITS AN ANNOUNCEMENT AND NOTHING
WILL MAKE ME GO BACK ON MY WORD. NOT EVEN A CONTRACT.

THANK YOU FANS – FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO READ MY LONG ASS NOTE. L.O.L.
I FEEL MUCH BETTER THAT I GOT EVERYTHING OFF OF MY CHEST.

PS. STAY ALERT – HENRY’S ALBUM IS COMING SOON.  PLEASE BE POSITIVE AND SUPPORT
HENRY.  REMEMBER – AN INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS IS AN AVENTURA SUCCESS AS
WELL.

YOURS TRULY
THE KID ROMEO.

Nikki Miami’s Personal Response..

I feel that everyone should respect each of their opinions.  Sometimes people say thing out of anger that in fact they don’t really mean. Maybe Mikey should have handled it in another manner and maybe Romeo should’ve let the rest of the guys know what was going on. We are all entitled to our own opinions but I feel that this is a matter that should be handled between them and they don’t really need our input because at the end of the day we will all still love Aventura’s music regardless. Que Viva Aventura!!

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