A remix with Justin Bieber recently rocketed Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” to the top of the charts, making it the first Spanish-language #1 hit in the US since “Macarena.” But although Bieber sings in Spanish on the song, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he actually knows what he’s singing. When performing, he’s been absolutely butchering all of the lyrics that aren’t “despacito,” singing either “blah blah blah” or shit like “I don’t know the words, so I say poquito/ I don’t know the words, so I say Dorito” instead.
But it’s OK — sort of — because Luis Fonsi, the guy who presumably wrote the lyrics that Bieber is butchering, forgives him. “That chorus is not easy to sing, even for fluent Spanish singers like myself,” Fonsi says in a new interview with Rolling Stone. “It’s got a lot of lyrics, it’s kind of tongue-twisty.” I guess you’re off the hook this time, Bieber!