‘Despacito’ Video Star Claps Back At Trolls Who Attacked Her Grammys Performance

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera has no time for haters.
Zuleyka Rivera dances on stage at the 60th annual Grammy Awards.
Zuleyka Rivera dances on stage at the 60th annual Grammy Awards.
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Zuleyka Rivera, who has a starring role in the “Despacito” music video, joined Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee on stage at the Grammy Awards to perform the smash hit. They brought down the house, but some viewers still criticized the former Miss Universe’s dancing and outfit.

Rivera said her time on stage was “a dream come true” and thanked the Recording Academy for inviting her and adding “a touch of sensuality” to the ceremony.

“Joy and satisfaction, that’s how I describe my feelings in this instant,” she wrote in Spanish in an Instagram caption on Monday. “Last night I lived another memorable moment in my life, in which the world’s eyes were set on Puerto Rico. An island that has suffered like never before this past year but an island that keeps bringing talent and joy to the rest of the world through art.”

The Puerto Rican beauty queen then addressed her critics.

“P.S. (The day that all of those who have given negative criticism step on a Grammy stage, is the day their opinions will count. Meanwhile, stay looking pretty sitting on the other side of the television screen),” she wrote.

Despite the criticism, a lot of people were very excited to see Rivera on stage and applauded her participation in the ceremony.

The “Despacito” performance was a trending Twitter topic Sunday night, and the star-studded crowd responded with a standing ovation. The single was nominated for three Grammys, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year, but was ultimately snubbed.

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