Justin Bieber Refuses To Sing "Despacito" At Concert
Look, I realize it's easy to get caught up in the moment at a concert and let your emotions get the best of you (especially after several overpriced alcoholic beverages), but can we all just agree that we shouldn't throw things at the artists we pay to hear sing?
You've got to give the Biebs an A for honesty, in this case. He told the rambunctious crowd calling for him to sing Luis Fonsi's hit, which he's featured on, along with Daddy Yankee,
I can't do 'Despacito' because I don't even know it... I don't know the song. I can't do it.
The chart-topping track is admittedly catchy, but anyone who has been paying attention already knows Bieber doesn't know the lyrics, which -- in his defense -- are mostly in Spanish.
While performing at New York City's 1 OAK last month, Bieber attempted to sing "Despacito," but ended up replacing the words with "blah, blah, blah, blah."
Yeah, that didn't go over well. Once the video surfaced, not only did he get roasted for not knowing the words to a song he collaborated on, he also got called out for being culturally offensive.
That chorus is not easy to sing, even for fluent Spanish singers like myself. It's got a lot of lyrics, it's kind of tongue-twisty.
So it's really not surprising the 23-year-old refused to sing the song on tour, and one particular fan's reaction of throwing something at him in response is definitely inexcusable.
After adeptly dodging the object, Bieber calmly said,
Whoa, don't throw things at me, please.
I get that Justin Bieber is usually a pretty easy target to hate on based on some of the questionable choices he makes, but maybe don't go to his concerts if you aren't a Belieber? Just a thought.