Despacito Video Hacked And Deleted After Reaching Record Shattering 5 Billion Views!!

Luis Fonsi’s record-breaking video for “Despacito” appears to have been deleted from YouTube in an apparent hack.

Just five days after it was announced that Luis Fonsi’s record-breaking video for “Despacito”, which had reached the remarkable milestone of becoming the first YouTube video in history to reach 5 billion views, it disappeared.

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When fans attempt to press play, it says the video is unavailable. A still on the video shows several masked figures aiming guns at the camera, which is not a scene from the “Despacito” video.

More than a dozen other artists, including Shakira, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Drake, have also been affected. The original clips had been posted by Vevo.

The hackers, calling themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh, wrote “Free Palestine” beneath the videos. Several clips remain live at the time of writing.

The Spanish-language hit by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee was released in January 2017 and went onto break several records in music streaming, including one for the single with the most weeks at No.1 in the US, with 16 consecutive weeks.

More than a dozen other artists, including Shakira, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Drake, have also been affected. The original clips had been posted by Vevo.

“Despacto”‘s closest competitor is Wiz Khalifa’s track “See You Again” ft. Charlie Puth, which was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker

Update: Despacito Video Returns To YouTube As Vevo Attempts To Deal With Widespread Hack. 

Source: INDEPENDENT

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