Before he began his speech at an event in Florida to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month -- and try to appeal to Latino voters -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden played part of the hit pop-song "Despacito," which is a Spanish-language song about taking romance "slowly."
But the song also strongly alludes to engaging in sex "slowly" in order to, as the lyrics say, "show my mouth your favorite places (favorite, favorite, baby)" and "to make you scream."
After being introduced by Luis Fonsi, Joe Biden pulled out his phone and started playing Despacito ahead of his remarks kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month in Kissimmee, FL. pic.twitter.com/7R6hUZgLW1— Sarah Mucha (@sarahmucha) September 16, 2020
At the campaign event on Tuesday in Kissimmee, Florida, Biden was introduced by one of the song's creators, Luis Fonsi, a Latin pop musician. "Despacito," with its indecent lyrics, won four Latin Grammy Awards and was nominated for three Grammy Awards. It is the most-watched YouTube video of all time, with more than 6.9 billion views.
"I just have one thing to say," said Biden at the podium on Tuesday, who then turned on his phone and played part of "Despacito." After a moment, he turned the song off and said, "I'll tell you what, if I had the talent of any one of these people, I'd be elected president by acclamation," in reference to Fonsi, as well as singer Ricky Martin and actress Eva Longoria who were at the event.
The lyrics are in Spanish but The Sun translated them into English for an article headlined, "Controversial Tune Despacito is absolute FILTH in English ... here is what the lyrics really mean." The Sun also reported that the song was banned on state radio in Malaysia.
Some of the controversial lyrics are,
Baby, take it slow so we can last long
I want to see your hair dance
I want to be your rhythm
And you show my mouth
Your favorite places
(Favorite, favorite, baby)
Let me surpass your danger zones
To make you scream
And you forget your last name
You know that she is looking for my bang-bang
Come, taste from my mouth to see what it tastes like
I want to, I want to, I want to see how much love you can take in
I am not in a hurry, I want to take the trip
Let's start slow, then wild
We will do it on the beach in Puerto Rico
Till the waves scream 'dear lord'
So that my seal stays with you
"Despacito" was first released in 2017 and quickly topped the charts in dozens of countries, reported The Sun.
According to Real Clear Politics, Biden and Trump are essentially neck and neck in Florida, Biden at 48.7% and Trump at 47.1%.