Malaysia Bans ‘Despacito’ Due To ‘Obscene’ Lyrics — Read The English Translation!

“Despacito” might be the most streamed song of all time but that hasn’t stopped Malaysia from banning the hit single from state radio and television due to its “sexual” lyrics.

The ban, which only applies to government-run radio and TV stations, was said to come following a public complaint about the song’s “obscene” lyrical content.

Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak stated to the AFP: “‘Despacito’ will not be aired by the government-owned broadcast stations because we received public complaints.” He added: “The lyrics are not suitable to be heard.”

Keruak also advised private stations to censor the record out of respect for local culture.

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The Spanish-language song, whose title means “slowly,” is by Puerto Rican artist Luis Fonsi and features fellow Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. It became a viral hit after its original release in January and proved even more popular in April when Justin Bieber appeared on a remix of the track.

The original and the Bieber remix together are now the most streamed track of all time with over 4.6 million plays across streaming platforms. The previous record was also held by Bieber, for his 2015 hit “Sorry”.

The English translation comes to us via Billboard, complete with the raunchy-yet-silly lines “Want you to show my mouth your favourite places” and “Let me trespass your danger zones until I make you scream.”

Reader discretion advised, though you may find them more funny than obscene:

Yes, you know that I’ve been looking at you for a long time

I must dance with you today (DY)

(Daddy Yankee)

I saw that the look in your eyes was calling me

Show me the path that I will take (Oh)

(Luis Fonsi)

You, you’re the magnet and I’m the metal

I am getting closer and making a plan

Simply thinking about it makes my heart race (Oh yeah)

(Daddy Yankee)

Now, I’m already liking it more than usual

All of my senses are asking for more

We cannot do this in a rush

(Luis Fonsi)

Slowly

I want to breathe in your neck slowly

Let me murmur things in your ear

So that you remember if you’re not with me

Slowly

I want to undress you in kisses slowly

Firmly in the walls of your labyrinth

And of your body, I want to create a manuscript

Up, up

Up, up, up

I want to see your hair dance

I want to be your rhythm

Want you to show my mouth

Your favorite places (Favorite, favorite baby)

Let me trespass your danger zones

Until I make you scream

And you forget your last name

(Daddy Yankee)

If I ask for a kiss come give it to me

I know that you’re thinking about it

I’ve been trying to do it for awhile

Mami this is giving and giving it to you

You know that with me your heart goes bom bom

You know that from me that babe is looking for a bom bom

Come try my mouth and see if you like its taste

I want to see how much love fits in you

I’m not in a rush I want to experience this trip

Let’s start slowly, then savagely

Step by step, soft then softly

We come up against each other, little by little

When you kiss me in that state of distress

I see that you are malice and delicacy

Step by step, soft then softly

We come up against each other, little by little

And it’s just that your beauty is a puzzle

But to finish it here I have the missing piece

(Luis Fonsi)

Slowly

I want to breathe in your neck slowly

Let me murmur things in your ear

So that you remember if you’re not with me

Slowly

I want to undress you in kisses slowly

Firmly in the walls of your labyrinth

And of your body, I want to create a manuscript

Up, up, up, up

I want to see your hair dance

I want to be your rhythm

Want you to show my mouth

Your favorite places (Favorite, favorite baby)

Let me trespass your danger zones

Until I make you scream

And you forget your last name

Slowly

We’re gonna do it on a beach in Puerto Rico

Until the waves scream Oh Lord

So that my seal stays with you

(Daddy Yankee)

Step by step, soft then softly

We come up against each other, little by little

(Luis Fonsi)

I want you to show my mouth

Your favorite places (Favorite, favorite baby)

(Daddy Yankee)

Step by step, soft then softly

We come up against each other, little by little

(Luis Fonsi)

Until I make you scream

And you forget your last name

Slowly.

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Parti Amanah Negara, Malaysia’s opposition Islamic party, also called for the government to ban the song from the airwaves due to young children not understanding the words they were singing.

Speaking to The Star, party official Atriza Umar said: “We respect the right to be entertained, but there should be clearer guidelines so that the entertainment does not spoil people but makes them better.”

When “Despacito” broke the streaming record earlier this week, Fonsi said: “I don’t want to use the word accident because I was trying to write a hit, but I didn’t plan for it to cross over. I just wanted to make people dance… and for a song to bring people and cultures together, that’s what makes me proud.”

 

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