Vice Ganda on spoken word performance: 'It's open to interpretations'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 16 2017 05:42 PM

MANILA -- Vice Ganda's spoken word performance during his Valentine's Day concert in Araneta Coliseum has become the talk of town. 

The "very personal" piece, which the comedian wrote himself, was full of "hugot" about his heartbreaking experience of loving a basketball player. 

"Gusto sana natin magkasama tayong dalawa sa siksikan, sa bawat laro mo, sa bawat three points mo, gusto ko sanang nandoon ako para magpalakpakan at gusto kong isigaw na, 'P**ang i*a, jowa ko iyan.' Pero hindi natin magawa kasi natatakot tayong parehong mapaguspan," Vice Ganda said at one point. 

The comedian turned very emotional during the performance so much so that he was in tears when he left the stage. 

But in a backstage interview, Vice Ganda explained that his performance was nothing more but "an act."

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In an interview with ABS-CBN News during his contract renewal with ABS-CBN on Thursday, the "It's Showtime" host said it really took him a long time to write the piece and plan his performance. 

"Hindi ko pa nagagawa 'yon, first time ko lang ginawa. Current siya, gusto ng mga millennials 'yon ngayon," the 40-year-old comedian said. 

According to him, he really intended to add some "hugot" to the performance. "Eh gano'n 'yong spoken word e. At bagay din sa tema, Valentine's concert 'di ba?" he said. 

When asked how he feels after reading various interpretations from his fans on social media, Vice Ganda said: "It's open to interpretations, actually. Bahala na kayo kung paano niyo siya i-i-interpret." 

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He added that he is happy that his fans enjoyed his spoken word performance, although it is something different from his usual brand of entertainment. 

"At 'yon naman ang maganda, 'yong may bago kang naibigay sa tao," he quipped.