29 Mayo 2017 15:28
It's not the first time the singer has shown disdain for his Spanish-speaking fans
Despacito has already made Spanish-language musical history: it's the first US number one to be largely in Spanish for 20 years. The song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee reached the top, with a remixed version in which Justin Bieber sings in both English and Spanish.
But it looks like The Bieb has already forgotten the words to the Spanish part. In the footage below we can see Bieber, microphone in hand, singing 'blah blah blah blah' to the melody of his own #1 hit instead of the real lyrics from the studio version.
The moment, captured by TMZ, took place last week at the 1 Oak nightclub in New York. As you can see from the video, this wasn't an official JB concert. It looks kind of like he was invited to take to the mic to sing along to his own hit.
In any case, the mocking tone which Bieber uses to sing along to the non-English parts of his song leaves little room for doubt: his contempt for his Spanish-speaking audience remains as strong as ever. And although Bieber's lack of respect for his fans and the media in general is common, it does seem to be a lot worse whenever he's in Spain or Latin America.
At his last two concerts in Mexico for example, Bieber caused a stir for his seeming lack of interest in being on stage at all. On a number of occasions he didn't even bother approaching the mic, letting the playback do all the singing for him.
In Spain, the singer infamously stormed out of a radio interview after being asked some awkward questions, making for possibly one of the most car-crash interviews in the history of radio. Another time, he refused to stop for a photocall, infuriating photographers who ended up calling him a son of a bitch and a pain in the arse.
All the reviews of his concerts emphasised how shamelessly Bieber relied on the playback during his Spanish shows.
Then again, judging from the singer's inability to learn the lyrics to Despacito, perhaps playback is the best thing that could have happened to Spanish-speaking Beliebers.