Did an American rapper make it rain money in Havana? Somebody did — and bedlam ensued

February 18, 2023

“Look, he threw money,” a Cuban man is heard saying in Spanish in the video. According to Cuban independent news outlet 14ymedio, the rapper started throwing the bills from a car in front of the hotel. On Friday, the rapper published an Instagram story suggesting the money might not have even been real. Their readers left several comments criticizing the gesture of throwing money — common among rappers — as “humiliating” to the Cuban people. Hernandez, 26, a New York rapper of Mexican heritage, was sentenced to two years in prison in the U.S. in 2019 for crimes he committed while he was a member of a violent gang.