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Luis Fonsi Speaks Out On Justin Bieber's "Despacito" Mishap

Luis Fonsi speaks with Rolling Stone about the difficulties of singing in another language.

Do we all remember Justin Bieber’s live-performance “Despacito” flop? Well, Luis Fonsi claims there were no bridges to burn with the Biebs. In a talk with Rolling Stone on Wednesday (May 31), Fonsi pardons Justin Bieber’s mishap with reciting the lyrics on stage at 1OAK. The Billboard Hot 100 artist says, “That chorus is not easy to sing, even for fluent Spanish singers like myself.”

While many were shocked by Bieber’s apparent-intoxicated performance, Fonsi wasn’t, claiming, “I've done songs in other languages, I know how hard it is." He continues, “It’s got a lot of lyrics, it’s kind of tongue-twisty.”

Probably as a surprise to many, it was the Purpose singer’s idea to create a remix in the first place. According to Rolling Stone, the Biebs was on tour in South America when he initially heard the song in the club and decided he “wanted to be apart of the movement.” He contacted Luis Fonsi to add his own verse to the track and the rest is history.

Speaking of, Luis Fonsi claims, “It's big for Latin music that a global star like Justin Bieber takes the time to do the song, to do it in Spanish.”

Some have held their oppositions toward the English-sported remixed version of the hit making the charts and not the original one with Daddy Yankee, but Fonsi is just grateful for the reception. He asserts that “at no time was [he] trying to write a crossover record,” rather than challenge himself away from his typical ballads. With the expertise of co-writer, Erika Ender, the two utilized lessons they learned along the way in phonetics. Breaking “Despacito’ down into three syllables and adding some “movement” to the tempo, clearly made the perfect recipe for the first song, straying away from Fonsi’s comfort zone.

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Jackson said Michael's legacy "will continue" due to the countless fans and children who continue to show him love. "I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music. It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world," she said. "I hope I'm not sounding arrogant in any way -- I'm just stating what it is. It's really all God's doing, and I'm just thankful for that.”

Jackson has been noticeably quiet with regards to the allegations made in HBO's documentary. While she did not comment specifically on the claims made by her brother's accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, she reportedly pulled out of performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony – where she was inducted– because it airs on HBO.

Jackson joins her family, who has condemned the allegations made in Leaving Neverland. Read Jackson's full interview with the Sunday Times here.

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Nicki began the Twitter conversation by discussing her latest single, "Megatron." When asked about the video, which featured her husband-to-be, Nicki revealed that Petty was exhausted the day of the shoot and didn't initially want to do it. "I woke dat a** up & said take off ya shirt, I need u 2 shoot this scene. He had fallen asleep in my dressing room. He was mad aggy. He was grumbling all the way to the set talking bout he cold I said boy go over there & b quiet," she recalled. But when the video premiered, she said that he was "cheesing nonstop."

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I woke dat ass up & said take off ya shirt, I need u 2shoot this scene. He had fallen asleep in my dressing room. He was mad aggy. He was grumbling all the way to the set talking bout he cold 😭 I said boy go over there & b quiet. Once he saw the video he was cheesing nonstop 😂 https://t.co/J7sSK9izWI

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