Despacito stars condemn Venezuela's Maduro over political remix

President Nicolas Maduro presented an altered version during his weekly television show on Sunday.

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

Puerto Rican stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee branded it an outrage.

The president was seen clapping along to the remix, as his audience danced.

"Our call to the 'Constituent Assembly' only seeks to unite the country ... Despacito!" go the new lyrics.

Malaysia: 'Despacito' banned from state radio and TV

The move was announced by the government just as the runaway hit became the most streamed song of all time.

Officials at state-owned broadcaster RTM stopped playing the song -- by Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi -- after receiving numerous complaints from the public about the lyrics "not being suitable," Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak told CNNMoney.


The story behind 'Despacito's' rise to the top

A bilingual fusion of reggaeton and pop, "Despacito," which translates in English to slowly, has burned steadily up the charts. A remix of the song, featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, has been on Billboard's Hot 100 list for eight weeks straight -- a feat made more notable because it's the first Spanish-language song to do so since the "Macarena" two decades ago.

Fonsi, a Puerto Rican-born singer who grew up in Miami, recently spoke with CNN about the making of this summer's unofficial anthem.

Justin Bieber might want to learn 'Despacito' lyrics

The Biebs appears on Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and reggaetón star Daddy Yankee's "Despacito."

The song is sung in Spanish (the title means slowly in Spanish), and it recently hit number one on Billboard's Hot 100.

Naturally, since it's such a hot summer jam, fans have been wanting Bieber to perform it.

The trouble is, he doesn't know the lyrics.

At the recent Summerburst Festival 2017 held in Stockholm, Sweden, Bieber told the crowd he couldn't sing the song.

"I can't do 'Despacito,'" Bieber said on stage. "I don't even know it."