It’s been pointed out to me that Nelly Furtado sings in Spanish. I knew this, and I can recognize Spanish when I hear it – but Nelly was doing some kind of fast “rap” thing, repeating similar sounds over and over, none of which were recognizable to me as any language I’m familiar with. It made absolutely no sense to me or to my husband.
Maybe it was the TV. Maybe it was bad hearing on our part. Maybe she was making up words, using some kind of slang I don’t know about, or singing through a sucky sound system. What I do know is, we didn’t understand a word she was singing. I wanted to clarify this in case anyone thought the conversation was racist, which it definitely was not.