WATCH: Surprise! Vin Diesel Makes Rap Debut at Billboard Latin Music Awards
Vin Diesel performed "El Ganador" with Nicky Jam at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards
The actor surprised everyone at Miami’s Watsco Center Thursday night when he took the stage with Nicky Jam, who was performing his Spanish hit, “El Ganador.”
“Now I’m making movies with Vin Diesel,” the singer said before his xXx: Return of Xander Cage costar walked out with a microphone in hand.
Diesel and Nicky, who took home six Billboard awards, became fast friends after working on the action sequel together in early 2016. Later in the evening, the duo hit up Nicky’s official afterparty at E11even Miami, where they performed and stayed until 5 a.m. hanging with friends and fans.
“Vin is crazy, and when I say crazy, I mean it in a good way,” Nicky shared to Billboard. “He’s crazy about Latinos and he’s not even a Latino. He even wants to speak Spanish. I told him we should do a song together and he said he was shy. But I said, ‘I’m no actor, but I’m acting in front of you. I wasn’t scared.’ ”
And that duet may be released in the near future!
“We began to record a song. The thing is that Vin wants to do Spanish music. He loves Spanish music,” Nicky told E! News in January. “We just did a hook this past week and it was very simple.”