Malaysia bans 'Despacitio'

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July 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP):

Malaysia has banned 'Despacito' on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song's record-breaking popularity.

The ban applies only to government-run radio and TV outlets, not to private stations, or YouTube, or the music-streaming services fuelling the song's success.

Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak said that the song was reviewed and banned because of public complaints that the lyrics are obscene.

Salleh told The Associated Press that a remix of the song featuring Justin Bieber isn't affected.

The Spanish-language song its title means 'slowly' was released by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee in January.