Justin Bieber Replaced The Spanish Words In ‘Despacito” With Gibberish And People Are Pissed

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Oh Biebs, you’ve been doing so well at keeping the bad publicity away. But here I am writing about you again, so we all know you fucked up something.

Recently, a video of Justin Bieber singing karaoke at a New York club 1 OAK on Tuesday night has circulated the internet, and not for a great reason. Bieber, who is obviously drunk, sang along to Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s hit “Despacito” (in which he’s featured) but couldn’t seem to remember the Spanish lyrics, so instead he substituted them for gibberish.


“I don’t know the words so I say poquito, I don’t know the words so I say Dorito,” he sang, then later added, “Blah, blah, blah, blah.”

People weren’t loving the impromptu performance, that’s for sure.



Others thought we should cut the Biebs some slack, since he doesn’t actually know Spanish and was obviously pretty intoxicated while trying to sing along.



After all, a lot of us foreign language-learners know what it’s like to suddenly trip up and forget the words we’re looking for.

So, what is it? So offensive or so relatable? I guess it’s up to you to decide. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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