Behind The Beats: Detail
“Como Amar” — that’s how you say “How to Love” in Spanish, and that’s what [artist id="508982"]Enrique Iglesias[/artist] sings in his version of [artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist]‘s Tha Carter IV hit single, en Español.
MTV News learned about the translated love song from “How to Love” producer Detail .
“I played the song for Enrique. I’ve been in the studio working on Enrique’s album, and I played it. He loved the song so much he wanted to do a Spanish translation,” Detail said on the red carpet for BMI’s Urban Awards last week.
Iglesias’ publicist confirmed the Spanish cover of “How to Love” to MTV News. Weezy and Iglesias first collaborated in 2007 on the song “Push” and got together again last year for Enrique’s “Dirty Dancer.”
“I don’t know Spanish, but I had a couple of women that speak Spanish, and we ended up working it out,” Detail said. “Enrique changed a couple of words to make it work for what he does, and it was a great situation. It was a great opportunity for two worlds to come together.”
Wayne sang his version of the ballad when he closed out the 2011 MTV VMAs and then released his C4 album right after. A few days earlier, on August 24, Tunechi debuted the song’s video and dropped a heavy message about the vicious cycle of domestic and sexual abuse and how it can affect a woman’s self-esteem.
“When I listen to it, I get goose bumps,” Weezy told MTV News’ Sway in a May interview. “And I feel like the song is gonna take me somewhere that I’ve never been musically.”
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