The Spanish-language hit “Despacito” was released in January 2017 and went on to break several records in music streaming, including one for the single with the most weeks at No.1 in the US, with 16 consecutive weeks.
The video reached 5 billion viewers in just 5 days after the release. Now when we search the video on youtube, we can see a thumbnail of several masked figures which is not a scene from the song. The videos has been deleted now.
More than a dozen other artists, including Shakira, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Drake have also been affected. The original clips had been posted by Vevo.
The hackers, calling themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh, wrote “Free Palestine” beneath the videos. Several clips remain live at the time of writing.
The BBC reports that a Twitter account appearing to belong to one of the hackers posted: “It’s just for fun, I just use [the script] ‘youtube-change-title-video’ and I write ‘hacked’.
“Don’t judge me I love YouTube,” it added.
So now we can assume that it was a poor prank played the 2 people.