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BAD BUNNY mentions it in an Instagram live, Netflix and Marvel refer to it on Twitter; Real Madrid publishes a TikTok with the lyrics; Spanish streamer, Ibai Llanos, sings it as a karaoke; and social networks explode with the song turning it into the global hit of the moment. This song is“Mi Bebito Fiu Fiu,” a catchy and funny song produced by Peruvian musician Tito Silvia with the voice of Tefi C. that has a very curious origin involving a former Peruvian president.
How did “Mi Bebito Fiu Fiu” originate?
You likely have heard its creative lyrics on TikTok, a reel on Instagram, or a tweet referring to “Mi Bebito Fiu Fiu.” But maybe you did not know that the origin does not come from a composition of the artists. The song is actually from a WhatsApp chat leaked in the Peruvian news program Panorama between the former president of Peru Martín Vizcarra and an alleged mistress: Zully Pinchi — a former congressional candidate who also serves as Vizcarra’s legal representative.
In the messages revealed by Panorama — picked up by most of the Hispanic press — one can read evident signs of affection between Vizcarra and Pinchi. This includes texts such as: “I love you, I need to give you a hug, and you don’t know how much I miss you, you are my baby, you are my king,” written by Pinchi to Vizcarra, who has been married for 30 years to Maribel Diaz Caballero, the former first lady of Peru.
But the leaked chat, in addition to affectionate messages, also contained somewhat unusual texts. For example, when Vizcarra sent a selfie to Pinchi, she responded with the text “fiuuu fiuuu”, imitating the famous whistle to indicate that someone looks good. That’s where the name of the song comes from.
Another striking text was a poem by Pinchi sent to the former president: “Wrap me up like a tornado, soak me like chocolate candy and roll me up like powdered sugar in a ‘pionono de vitrine,’” a traditional Peruvian dessert.
This last phrase is one of the most popular lyrics of “Mi Bebito Fiu Fiu,” which, in addition to taking texts from the leaked chats, also uses an instrumental base inspired by the song “Stan” by Eminem and Dido, which turns this popular song into a parody that could lead to legal consequences for Tito Silvia for copyright infringement.
In fact, on July 5, Spotify removed “Mi Bebito Fiu Fiu” from its platform after it became the #1 viral song.
The amazing reach of the Peruvian-born song
The popularization of “Mi Bebito Fiu Fiu” is genuinely shocking. Institutions such as Real Madrid, the most important soccer team in the world, used Tito Silvia’s song for their TikTok account. In the video, the club known as the “Merengue” uses the song in the background to focus on the main players of the squad.
Singer Bad Bunny also mentioned the song in one of his lives on Instagram: “Mi bebita fiu fiu, quiero ser de chocolate, una vaina así, sí, sí.”
In the premiere of the new Thor movie, Marvel Spain also took the opportunity to jump on the fever of the theme inspired by Vizcarra’s alleged infidelity.
“How cute you are; you are our baby. Our little baby fiu fiu” posted the Spanish account with an image of actor Chris Hemsworth, representing the God of Thunder.
Another celebrity who collaborated in the popularity of “Mi Bebito Fiu Fiu” was the Spanish streamer Ibai Llanos, one of the most famous figures on the Internet today.
The Spaniard, who became famous thanks to his great stories in video game tournaments, sang the popular song as a karaoke during one of his live broadcasts.
HBO Latin America also echoed the curious lyrics by uploading a tweet with a photo of the actor Angus Cloud, one of the main characters of the series Euphoria.
Hundreds of Twitter users have also taken advantage of the song’s explosion to “gas” former president Vizcarra, usually responding to his most recent tweets by quoting the lyrics of the song or the official video of “Mi Bebito Fiu Fiu.”
Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón is a journalist at El American specializing in the areas of American politics and media analysis // Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón es periodista de El American especializado en las áreas de política americana y análisis de medios de comunicación.
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