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Despacito : Malaysia bans hit song over sexual lyrics

GETTYJeremy Corbyn has spoken of his admiration for Venezuela's form of government GETTYJeremy Corbyn has spoken of his admiration for Venezuela's form of government
Madeline Patrick | 26 July, 2017, 01:00

Despacito, the mega-hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - as well as a partial English version with Justin Bieber - has been far and away the song of the summer with all-day radio play and its recent record-breaking turn as the most-streamed song of all-time with 4.6 billion plays in three months since its April release.

Maduro has argued that only a new constitution can "neutralise" the opposition and defeat "coup-plotters", which would lead to peace in the country.

The reworked lyrics promoted his plans for a controversial new citizen's assembly, which will be elected on Sunday to rewrite the constitution.

You'd struggle to find someone who hasn't heard Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito'.

GETTYVenezuelan security officers have been filmed firing into crowds of protestors at close range
GETTYVenezuelan security officers have been filmed firing into crowds of protestors at close range

It is now the third most viewed YouTube video with 2.7 billion views, behind See You Again by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth and Psy's Gangnam Style. Now with over 4.6 billion streams and continuing to grow, the song passed Bieber's own Sorry, which had 4.38 billion, and Ed Sheeran's Shape of You with 4.07 billion.

"At no point have I been consulted, nor have I authorized the use or the change of lyrics to "Despacito" for political purposes, much less in the middle of the deplorable situation facing a country I love as much as Venezuela", Fonsi wrote in a Spanish-language statement shared on his social-media accounts.

But Maduro's show wasn't playing the original song, the massive worldwide hit that has dominated auto radios, dance clubs and gyms across the globe for months. He captioned the picture, saying: "That you illegally appropriate a song [Despacito] does not compare with the crimes you commit and have committed in Venezuela".

"Your dictatorial regime is not only a mockery for my Venezuelan brothers but for the entire world", he said in an Instagram post Monday. The constituent assembly would give the government power to rewrite the constitution.

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