Justin Bieber Forgets His Spanish Lyrics While Singing ‘Despacito’

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Justin Bieber has proved the limits of his apparent talents live on stage in an embarrassing display of ignorance.

The Canadian pop-star forgot the lyrics to the song Despacito, falling at pretty much the first hurdle in the race to being a half-decent performing artist.

Justin Bieber features in the track, which has topped charts and made history as the first mostly-Spanish song to reach number one in 20 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=68Y2lLkUWlo

It should be a momentous occasion, long overdue, and a huge win for Spanish language music and performing artists.

But, along comes Bieber, the featured guest featured guest on Despacito, a remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s classic, to ruin it for everybody as he performed live on Tuesday night at 1 OAK in New York.

You can watch the moment Justin fluffs his words in the clip, courtesy of TMZ, below:

Feel free to judge the moment Bieber replaces the Spanish lyrics with: “Blah blah blah…”

At least we can all take solace in the fact that it’s actually the most profound the billionaire has been in some time – it’s just a shame the rarity happens to coincide with causing offence to an entire culture.

Bravo, Bieber… Bravo.


Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.