Shakira peppers new song with hints about post-breakup piqué

EA new song by pop star Shakira is causing a stir. Many interpreted the song “Music Sessions #53”, which the Colombian recorded together with the Argentine music producer Bizarrap, as a reckoning with her ex-partner Gerard Pique and his presumed new girlfriend.

“I’m not in your league, so now you’re with someone who’s your equal,” Shakira sings on the song. “You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo, a Rolex for a Casio.”

Separation in June 2022

After 12 years of relationship, Shakira and Piqué split in June last year. The pop star and the soccer world champion have two children together. After the breakup, Piqué was spotted on and off with a younger woman.

“As much as you try to be a champion, when I needed you, you showed the worst version of yourself,” the song reads. “A wolf like me is not for guys like you.”

While the 45-year-old doesn’t explicitly mention her ex-boyfriend and his alleged new girlfriend in the song, she does give subtle clues as to who it’s about through a play on words: “Yo sólo hago música perdón que te sal-PIQUE” (zu German: “I only make music, sorry if I soil you”).

The new partner of the 35-year-old footballer is said to be in her early 20s and her name is Clara Chia Marti. Shakira sings: “She has a good person’s name, sure [im Spanischen Original: „clara“]it’s not what it sounds like.”

However, there are also less subtle hints in the lyrics as to who the song is aimed at: “So much time in the gym, why don’t you give your mind a little workout?” Or: “You left me, with your mother as a neighbor, the press in front of the door and the debts to the tax office.” In Spain, Shakira is facing a process because she is said to have evaded taxes of 14.5 million euros.

Musically, the return carriage should be a success. On the Youtube channel by Bizarrap, the video had over 60 million views as of Friday morning and has over 300,000 comments.

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