Wednesday saw the release of the song “SHAKIRA || BZRP Music Sessions #53,” which was the result of a collaboration between the Colombian artist Shakira and the Argentine DJ Bizarrap. When the words are translated from Spanish to English, it seems as if they are making reference to the turmoil that occurred in her relationship with Piqué, who was a former professional soccer player.
The words of the song’s lyrics state, “I’m not getting back with you, don’t weep for me, nor beg me. You thought you harmed me, but you made me stronger. Women don’t weep anymore; they cash in.” “You left me the in-laws as my neighbors, media outlets at my door, and in debt.”
It is possible that Shakira was referring to her continuing legal difficulties when she made the reference to “debt,” seeing as how she has been ordered to face trial in Spain on allegations of tax fraud. Shakira is “sure that her innocence will be confirmed by the conclusion of the court procedure,” according to a spokesman for the singer who has denied any wrongdoing on her behalf.
The reference to “media outlets at my door” appears to be an echo of comments she made in an article that appeared on the cover of Elle magazine in October 2022.
In that article, she stated that her divorce from Piqué had been “tough not only for me, but also for my kids” and opened up about how the constant attention from paparazzi had made the situation even more difficult.
In other parts of the song, Shakira seems to direct some of her disdain on Piqué.
The lyrics say, “I wish you good luck with my purported successor / I don’t even know what happened to you,” and then go on to say that they don’t know what happened to them. “… I’m too good for you, and the reason you’re with someone exactly like you is because I’m better than you.”
The first time Shakira, 45, and Piqué, 35, crossed paths was in 2010 when they were filming the singer’s music video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).” In June of 2022, they made the announcement of their separation.