If you go to any pregame right now, there’s a 1000% chance that you’ll see some drunk girls trying to sing along to the “Despacito Remix” with Justin Bieber. It’s a fucking banger. We’re experts at singing along to songs we don’t actually know, but “Despacito” takes it up a notch with lyrics that aren’t even in English.
We were wondering if we should look up the lyrics and give ourselves an impromptu Spanish lesson, but it appears that Justin Bieber doesn’t even know the words to his own song. Yeah. On the track, Biebs sings fluently in Spanish, sounding super natural and ridiculously sexy. We initially had a moment where we thought “does Justin speak Spanish?,” but then we took some shots and stopped caring.
Earlier this week, Justin was at 1OAK in New York (damn it, where was I?), when they gave him the mic for his current number 1 song. It didn’t go so hot. The only word he actually sang was “despacito,” and he replaced the rest of the Spanish part with “blah blah blah.” So basically, Justin did exactly what we all do when “Despacito” comes on. But it’s only okay when we do it. To be fair, Justin was probably pretty drunk considering this was at a nightclub, but it’s also safe to say that his Spanish probably isn’t great even when he’s sober.
We’re not sure whether this really qualifies as cultural appropriation like some people on the internet are saying, but it definitely qualifies as Justin Bieber doing stupid shit again. But like, who the fuck really cares? This was a club performance, not a concert. Did anybody pay to see Justin, not including cover to get into the club? Exactly. I’m sure everyone at 1Oak was too drunk to GAF anyway, and if I know drunk people—which I do, being one myself no less than 78% of the time—they probably found it hysterical. At ease, internet.
Like, sure, if we were famous for singing we’d most likely want to memorize the words to our own song, but maybe that’s just us being overachievers. We can’t wait to see if “Despacito” makes the lineup for his next tour.