“My music is not to be used as propaganda that tries to manipulate the will of a people who are crying out for their freedom," Fonsi said.
For a few months now, citizens in Venezuela have been struggling and fighting to be free from the government of their president Nicolás Maduro, who wants to establish a dictatorship in the country via a new constitution. And Venezuelans have been joined by many music superstars, who support them with campaigns on social media and beyond.
But on Sunday, President Maduro took advantage of the global phenomenon of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” to tell opponents that his constitution is going to happen, regardless of their objections, by altering the lyrics of the popular song. Last week, 7 million Venezuelans rejected the constitutional rewrite in a symbolic vote.