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FILE - In this April 27, 2017 file photo, singers Luis Fonsi, left and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hre rejecting the use of their hit song "Despacito" by the government of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro it its July 2017, campaign to change the country's constitution. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee aren't thrilled with the Venezuelan president's 'Despacito' remix


Puerto Rican duo Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee aren't thrilled about Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's remix of their hit song "Despacito."

Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

Maduro transformed the hit into a campaign jingle for his highly contested plan to rewrite the country's constitution. He debuted the remix at a rally on Sunday, CNN reports.

"For the unity and peace of our country," the remix begins. "The constituent assembly moves forward."

But Fonsi and Daddy Yankee took to social media to condemn Maduro's new spin on the song, which recently became the most streamed track of all time.

"My music is for everyone to listen to and enjoy, not to be used as propaganda that intends to manipulate the will of a people who are screaming for their liberty and a better future," Fonsi wrote in a statement posted to his Instagram account.

"What can you expect from a person who has robbed the lives of so many young people filled with dreams?" Reggaet├│n star Daddy Yankee said on Instagram. "That you illegally appropriate a song (Despacito) doesn't compare with the crime you commit and have committed in Venezuela."

Earlier this month, more than 7.5 million Venezuelans voted in a symbolic referendum, opposing Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. Opposition leaders fear he will use the constitution rewrite to consolidate and retain his power.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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