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Luis Fonsi And Daddy Yankee Want Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro To Stop Using ‘Despacito’

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This week, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Erika Ender, a co-writer for “Despacito,” all protested the use of their hit song for being remixed as political propaganda. The creators of the song made it specifically clear that they didn’t want the song to be used for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s political purposes. The country, which is struggling economically, has gone through several protests that have claimed the lives of over 100 people.

The song, which has remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 weeks running, was recently used by Venezuelan President Maduro to push his political agenda.

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Not only is the song stomping over its initial jovial message of love, it also sounds pretty awful.

Luis Fonsi made his discontent clear, posting this message about the song being used for political manipulation.

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In this post from his Instagram this week, Luis Fonsi, denounced the use of his song for political gain, especially in the case of Venezuela which, as he says, is screaming for its freedom.

“I have repeatedly said how much I enjoy the versions that have come out of ‘Despacito’ worldwide, however I think there should be a limit.

At no time have I been consulted, nor have I authorized the use or change of lyrics of ‘Despacito’ for political purposes, much less amid the deplorable situation in a country that I love as much as #Venezuela.

My music is for all those who want to listen to it and enjoy it, not to use it as propaganda that tries to manipulate the will of a people who are crying out for their freedom and a better future. #SosVenezuela #ImWithVenezuela”

Daddy Yankee didn’t mince words, saying exactly how he felt about Maduro.

Yankee called Maduro out as a dictator and criminal and joined in on his co-author’s sentiments.

“What can you expect? Of a person who has stolen so many lives from young dreamers, and of people who all they are looking for is a better future for their children. That you illegally appropriated a song (Despacito), does not compare with the crimes you commit and have committed in Venezuela. It is a mockery, not only for my Venezuelan brothers, but for the whole world your dictatorial regime. With that nefarious marketing plan, you will only continue to highlight your fascist ideals, which have killed hundreds of heroes and injured more than 2,000. As co-author of the song, I also join the expressions of the co-author of the song “Despacito” @ErikaEnder #NotApproved #EnoughAlready #FreeVenezuela ??”

Erika Ender, co-author of the song, was also vocal about Maduro’s use of the song.

Co-author Erika Ender made an impassioned statement, disavowing the use of the song as a tool for the regime.

“I DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS. I can not see so much pain in people I love so much. Warrior people, people with iron will… Good people, who are fighting for freedom of rights and expression… I love Venezuela, a land that has given me true brothers in my heart. Brothers who suffer because of the situation that exists. Seeing that a song, which I have co-authorship of, is being used without permission to advertise campaigns linked to a regime that has a country unhappy and suffering, and far from rejoicing, I am indignant and I DO NOT APPROVE its use. #ErikaEnder”

Maduro’s version of the song is to promote Maduro calling for a July 30th vote to elect a Constituent Assembly, which the opposition is already planning on demonstrating against in protests which are expected to turn again turn violent.

An unfortunate turn for a song about dancing, the beach, and love.


[H/T] Billboard

READ: The Streets Of Caracas And Other Major Cities In Venezuela Are Empty Because Of A Nationwide Strike


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Here's The New Cardi B Song That Everyone Is Talking About Right Now

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Here’s The New Cardi B Song That Everyone Is Talking About Right Now

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“I used to live in the P’s / Now it’s a crib with a gate.”

Reality TV star-turned-rapper Cardi B is making a name for herself through hard work and being true to herself. It’s no secret that misogyny is prevalent in the rap community. In fact, rapper and record label empresario Rick Ross recently said he can’t sign women to record deals because he would end up “f-cking the female rapper.” So it isn’t too surprising that Cardi B decided to forge her own path into the industry.

Her latest song, “Bodak Yellow,” has been blowing up lately and people are here for it. On “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B boasts about pulling herself up and making a name for herself in the rap industry: “Look, I don’t dance now / I make money moves / Say I don’t gotta dance / I make money move.” The music video accompanying the song was posted to YouTube on June 24 and is already nearing 19 million views.

In the video, you see Cardi B in several different settings: lounging on the steps of a mansion with a cheetah, riding a camel in the desert and sitting at a VIP booth at a club with $100 bills raining around her. Apparently, that’s how you let all the haters know that you’ve come up.

On the iTunes chart, “Bodak Yellow” just passed “Despacito” and that’s kind of a big deal.

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“Despacito” has been on everyone’s minds and even broke the global streaming record, racking up around 4.6 billion streams.

People are so loving Cardi B’s song that some are already considering it one of the songs of the year.

The beat is pretty sick. Even if you don’t like rap, something about this song just draws you in.

Cardi is even being hailed as the female rapper of the moment.

https://twitter.com/CAWBBBB/status/889201303229878274

Ooof. You better hope Nicki doesn’t see this. We don’t need another 2015 VMA moment.

It is literal poetry to so many ears.

Mind. Blown.

Some people have reported that the song makes their bodies do strange things.

Damn. This song must be lit to cause all of that.

It is *unofficially* being named the NYC anthem of the summer.

https://twitter.com/Bluyankee/status/889639062365188098

Seems legit.

This song is literally making people speechless and that is a beautiful thing.

You better werk, Cardi B!


READ: Cardi B Will Show Off Her Butt And Thighs Whenever She Likes, Thanks And Bye

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