Ricky Martin Changes Song Lyrics From 'She' To 'He' During Morocco Performance
Ricky Martin made a welcome change--well, welcomed by us--to the lyrics of one of his hit songs during a performance in Morocco!
His 1999 hit, "She's All I Ever Had" received a key pronoun swap, with "she" becoming "he."
“It’s the way he makes me feel/ It’s the only thing that’s real/ It’s the way he understands / He’s my lover, he’s my friend / When I look into his eyes it’s the way I feel inside / Like the man I want to be / He’s all I ever need.”
Here's video of the performance:
Even more interesting, is that Ricky chose to make this lyrical change in Morocco where being gay is illegal.
According to Think Progress:
Under article 489 in Morocco’s penal code, being gay is a crime punishable by imprisonment. While there is something of a gay community in the country,arrests do happen. Just a month ago, six men there were jailed for being gay.
Martin was performing at the 13th Mawazine World Rhythms Festival, which takes place in Rabat and is presided over by Mounir Majidi, the personal secretary for King Mohammed VI.
Nice job, Ricky!! Hopefully next time he'll be singing about us!