Justin Bieber got in trouble with fans a couple of weeks ago when he butchered his lyrics in a performance of “Despacito (Remix)” in a nightclub in New York City. Instead of singing the correct lyrics, Bieber sang “blah blah blah,” “burrito,” and “Dorito.” During a set at Summerburst Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, the singer admitted that this was because he actually does not know the words.
“I can’t do that song specifically, I don’t even know it,” Bieber said when fans began to request Despacito. “I can’t do it.” Someone in the crowd then threw what was probably a plastic bottle towards his head.
Luis Fonsi, who created the original version of “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee, somewhat defended Bieber’s performance in an interview with Rolling Stone. “That chorus is not easy to sing, even for fluent Spanish singers like myself,” Fonsi said. “It’s got a lot of lyrics, it’s kind of tongue-twisty.”
Watch Justin Bieber admit to not knowing the “Despacito” lyrics below.