Forgetting the lyrics of a song could almost be a crime if it is sung by someone famous. In Justin Bieber’s case, it might be forgivable as it is “Despacito” we are dealing with here. Luis Fonsi even defended the Canadian pop singer from the negative feedback he has been receiving.

Luis Fonsi sides with Justin Bieber as he forgets ‘Despacito’ lyrics

Thankfully, one of the creators of the famous song, Luis Fonsi, is not as offended as some of the Latin community members. He acknowledged that Justin Bieber is not a native speaker of the language which could be difficult especially if you are singing it in front of the crowd.

He also said that he does not expect the 23-year-old pop star to memorize every syllable in the song. “Go easy on him.” He said, referring to those who were offended by the lyric change done by Bieber.

“Despacito” rose to prominence when it was released in January and it has topped major charts the way the song “Macarena” did two decades ago. Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee’s song remains a hit after all these weeks.

The Puerto Rican singer also shared his experience when it comes to singing in another language. He mentioned that he had to record a Portuguese version of “Despacito” and it was undeniably difficult for him to remember the first word on the spot, which is why hearing the news about a Canadian singer forgetting the lyrics of a Spanish song does not surprise him.

Bieber’s ‘Despacito’ holds the number one spot for months

Since Bieber reached out to collaborate with Fonsi,Despacito” has been holding the number one spot for 14 weeks. The record has already tied with the longest number 1 spot holder which was formerly held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” which was released back in 1995.

“One Sweet Day” stayed in the number one spot for 16 weeks in 1995 and 1996. And if “Despacito” holds the spot much longer, the rest of the songs are going to be ranked differently to give way to the 2017 hit song.

There are also other prominent songs that went on for 14 weeks like “Despacito.” Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together,” Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” are just a few of those who also made the cut.

Justin Bieber confirmed that he will continue making new music after taking a break from his surprisingly canceled tour earlier this year.