Music by Justin Bieber & Luis Fonsi Performing 'Despacito' live at the Purpose Tour. Puerto Rico 2017 © BLUX
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Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, who has hit the number one spot across different countries with his trackDespacito, featuring Daddy Yankee – and Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the English version – doesn’t mind that Bieber fails to perform the Spanish version of the song at live concerts. Fonsi and Bieber have sung the song together in Puerto Rico at a live show.
In a recent video that went viral on social media, Bieber has been trashed for not being able to sing the Spanish parts of Despacito, while singing the English portions with ease. Bieber has performed the number at clubs and a few other venues, when he got a request to sing Despacito. Since he stumbled over the Spanish words, members of the Latin American community felt this was a sign of disrespect.
However, Fonsi, the original creator of Despacito, is understanding about the fact that Bieber doesn’t know Spanish, and therefore is unable to sing in that language.
“I personally don’t see a problem with this,” Fonsi said on the phone from Los Angeles. “He doesn’t know the language. You can’t expect someone to sing in a language that they don’t know.
“When (Justin Bieber) recorded that song, he recorded it phonetically (going by the sound of the words). I mean, if you ask me to record a song in any language, I can do that phonetically, in a studio. But if you then ask me to sing it live, I won’t be able to sing it again, because I don’t know the language!” says Fonsi.