Justin Bieber has received some backlash from fans after finally admitting that he doesn’t know the Spanish lyrics to “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi’s crossover smash.
“I can’t do Despacito—I don’t even know it,” he said in reference to his Spanish language hit. “I can’t do it,” he admitted at Summerburst Festival in Stockholm, Sweden.
A fan threw a water bottle at him in response.
Two weeks ago Bieber was seen “improvising” the song during an appearance at 1 OAK nightclub in New York City.
Someone throw a Spanish dictionary at Justin Bieber so he can learn his Despacito verse properly
— нorcнaтa мaмι (@jerilouu) June 13, 2017
“I don’t know the words so I say Dorito” and “burrito.” – Justin Bieber
And if you needed more proof he doesn't know the words😂😂
"I don't know the words so I say dorito"
— 8YearsABelieber❤️ (@JDBHoldMeTight) May 25, 2017
I just think its really rude and offensive that Justin Bieber will profit off Despacito but won't even take the time to learn the words pic.twitter.com/cK7l3UQLba
— Adam (@Adamm_Rileyy) June 13, 2017
Luis Fonsi, Bieber’s collaborator came to Bieber’s rescue in an interview with Rolling Stone “the chorus is not easy to sing, even for fluent Spanish singers like myself,” he said.
“It’s got a lot of lyrics, it’s kind of tongue-twisty.”