The motivation behind the attack is not yet clear. According to Infobae, the prosecutor’s office considers Ayala singing to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel as the first line of the investigation. The musician’s wife and brother-in-law were also killed in the attack.
The narcocorrido is a variation of the corrido, a traditional Mexican ballad. The main themes of narcocorridos are Mexican drug traffickers and their lifestyle.