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'Despacito' Collaborator Luis Fonsi Defends Justin Bieber for Not Singing the Song in Concert

'Despacito' Collaborator Luis Fonsi Defends Justin Bieber for Not Singing the Song in Concert

Justin Bieber‘s “Despacito” collaborator is coming to his defense for not performing the song in concert.

Luis Fonsi is supporting the 23-year-old singer for deciding not to sing the song live after Justin recently told concert goers that he doesn’t know the lyrics to the song and would rather not perform it – and fans were not happy.

“I don’t blame him not knowing [the lyrics], and I think we have to give him a little bit of a pass because that’s not his main language,” Luis said on ABC News Radio. “We can’t expect the guy to just out of the blue get it perfectly.”

On “Despacito,” Justin sings in Spanish – which Luis says was his first time singing in a different language.

“He had the lyrics in front of him,” Luis said about when they recorded the song. “He had a chance to record the chorus in English. We had a full English lyric, and he decided to take the time to record it in Spanish because he wanted to keep the originality of the song.”

Luis continued: “So I actually applaud the fact that he took the time in the recording studio to do it and he did a good job.”

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  • Sanajana

    Thank God someone is still their who understood Justin on this matter. Otherwise everyone was misinterpreting when he refused to sing this song in concert (other than his beliebers

  • ∆+∆

    Well. Still disrespecting the language by putting a word that rhymes with the lyrics is not right. Why would he truly care if he gets it right when Luis Fonsi is making millions off of this. I can’t support this when beiber supposedly suggesting he would sing this part in spanish should live up to his word like a grown up instead of having people covering his butt. Should of never used nursery rhymes to compliment the lyrics plain and simple. He should friggin apologize to his spanish-speaking fans. You don’t see them making fun of his Canadian accent. Should of never done a song in another language if he wasn’t going to learn the lyrics for fans at least! That’s what happen when you drink kills off brain cells.

  • plez

    So basically he’s Justin Bieber. He doesn’t want to learn the song.

  • LiLi

    collaborator…you know that it’s HIS song (Luis Fonsi) and Bieber is the collaborator in this case? americans…

  • Nan

    As Lili said, Luis is not the collaborator, he’s the singer, its his song, Bieber is the collaborator!!!

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  • Gina

    Let’s not make a big deal out of this, shall we?

  • Amber

    He should take the time to learn the lyrics in Spanish. It seems like the right thing to do, because why record in Spanish in the first place if you don’t want to sing what you originally did?

  • Amber

    He should take the time to learn the lyrics in Spanish. It seems like the right thing to do, because why record in Spanish in the first place if you don’t want to sing what you originally did?

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  • greatergood41v

    i think anyway it’s a great song ! grab this itunes version of the remix feat JB they did an amazing job on it !
    http://microify.com/5703422/despacito-remix-feat-justin-bieber

  • 777

    The original version doesn’t even have JB in it.

  • 777

    The original version doesn’t even have JB in it.

  • Sanajana

    C’mon he’s also a human being.. at least just give him some time, he’ll learn it… y u people just keep on judging him.. Spanish is not his language neither he uses it.. so plz just stop speculating that he’s disrespecting the language

  • Captain Charisma

    But he is disrespecting the language by saying “blah blah blah burrito dorito” and whatever.

    He was the one who asked to collaborate on a remix and do it in spanish. No one asked him. If he wanted so bad to be a part of it, why not make the effort of learning his bit?

  • Sanajana

    He just wants to be respectful not to song it cause he don’t know the words, like if he sang it wrong , people would complain like last time.. saying he’s making fun of the language u guyes just need more drama.. N the point of learning it then as I said before just give him some time he WILL learn it cause he’s not used to it right now.. as he has not performed it till now
    N all the Bieber haters just plz leave him alone .. he’s not here to fulfill everyone’s wishes.. N as the time will pass he will even do that… so just give him some space rather than just making a fuss of such silly things

  • Captain Charisma

    But he did sing “blah blah blah blah” instead of the lyrics recently. Google it. Btw, not having the same opinion doesn’t mean or imply hate. Now THAT is silly.

  • Sanajana

    Oh plz you don’t tell me to Google anything I know each n every thing bout him , I’m his die heart n true belieber. I know he sang it wrong in 1oak club in New York n that’s the only reason he don’t want to sing it until he’s sure as critics like you will again start misinterpreting him…