OMG: Justin Bieber Doesn't Know "Despacito" Lyrics But It Doesn't Mean He Never Did

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Who knew Justin Bieber could sing in Spanish?! The Canadian cutie is made girls around the world weak in the knees after he dropped his track, "Despacito," with Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi. The song actually already existed before this, but the new version is different because it features the Biebs and he sings in Spanish! YASSS. Fans seriously cannot get enough of the sultry sound and lyrics. Justin's voice is EVERYTHING and if you didn't already know, this was probably the song of the summer.

It's unlike anything Justin had ever done before. Of course, he's collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, but this combination of culture and music really is something special. Not only has it become a hit, it also reaches out and acknowledges his Spanish fans. We love that he took the time to learn some of the language and actually sing the lyrics, which sound so beautiful coming from his voice.

Luis chatted with Legend magazine and said it was Justin's idea to sing in Spanish even though he doesn't know the language very well. He said, "The funny thing is we actually have a version of the song fully recorded in English, and he knew that. Instead of using that, he decided to use the Spanish version, even though he doesn’t speak Spanish himself and made sure he was phonetically pronouncing the words correctly."

Justin has been criticized for not singing "Despacito" live in concert. But Luis always has his back. After getting slammed multiple times, Luis said that it's okay Justin doesn't really know the lyrics and sometimes those words are even hard to pronounce for a native Spanish speaker. He said, "I mean, obviously I would love for him to...learn it. I don't blame him not knowing [the lyrics], and I think we have to give him a little bit of a pass because that's not his main language. We can't expect the guy to just out of the blue get it perfectly. I mean, it's obvious when he was recording the song he had the lyrics in front of him. So I actually applaud the fact that he took the time in the recording studio to do it, and he did a great job."

When Scooter Braun teased the collaboration on Instagram, no one really knew the firestorm that was about to be "Despacito." Scooter posted this photo with the caption, "The world has no idea!! @justinbieber 🌎." He wasn't kidding, either.

The world really had no idea this was about to go down and it was probably the greatest surprise ever. For those Beliebers that can't speak Spanish, we decided to translate exactly what Justin says. First of all, the word "despacito" means "slowly."

He sings:

"Slowly…I want to slowly breathe in your neck
Let me tell you things in your ear
So you can remember when you’re not with me
I want to slowly undress you with kisses
Firm in the walls of labyrinth
And turn your body into a manuscript."

The lyrics are super sexy and JB pulled it off perfectly.

There's no telling if the "Sorry" singer is working on a new album and this is just a small piece of a larger project or if this was something he wanted to do for fun with no other attachments. Obviously, fans would love to see a Spanish song on one of his albums. But it is still too early to tell.

Until then, "Despacito" will be on loop!

Watch: Justin Bieber Forgets the Lyrics to "Despacito"

This post was originally published on April 17, 2017 and has since been updated.


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