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Shakira Seemingly Addresses Ex Gerard Piqué’s New Romance in New Track

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Shakira has gone through all the stages of mourning, following her split from Gerard Piqué, in front of our very eyes (and ears), and if her newest track is any proof, she has come out the other side.

Overnight, the Colombian singer released a new song with Argentine hitmaker Bizarrap, titled “BZRP Music Session #53.” In it, she sings about a betrayal from a partner, who left her for someone less intimidating.

“Sorry, baby, I should have thrown you out a while ago / A she-wolf like me is not for rookies / A she-wolf like me is not for guys like you / For guys like you / I’m too good for you and that’s why you’re with someone just like you,” she sings in Spanish.

In the evidently autobiographical bop, Shakira talks about living next to her in-laws and even addresses her tax evasion battle with the Spanish government, which could potentially land her in jail. She seems to note that the soccer star left her amid all these troubles, so now she’s making music about it and getting her money’s worth.

“I’m not getting back with you, don’t cry for me, nor beg me / I understood that it’s not my fault that they criticize you / I only make music, sorry that it bothers you,” she sings. “You left me the in-laws as my neighbors / Media outlets at my door and in debt with the government / You thought you hurt me, but you made me stronger / Women don’t cry anymore, they cash in.”

In the original Spanish version of that lyrics, she even subtly mentions her ex’s name: “Entendí que no es culpa mía que te critiquen/ Yo solo hago música, perdón que te (sal)pique.”

And she then not-so-subtly drops the name of his new girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti.

One verse in the original Spanish version goes: “Tiene nombre de persona buena / Claramente no es como suena / Tiene nombre de persona buena / Claramente es igualita que tú.”

Claramente means “clearly,” but Clara is also the name of the soccer pro’s new love.

In English, the lyrics go, “She has the name of a good person / It’s clearly not what it sounds like / She has the name of a good person/ She’s clearly the same as you / For guys like you / I’m too good for you and that’s why you’re with someone just like you.”

And that was not Shakira’s only reference to the 23-year-old.

“I wish you good luck with my supposed replacement / I don’t even know what happened to you / You’re so weird I can’t even recognize you / I’m worth two of 22 [year old] / You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo / You traded a Rolex for a Casio / You’re going fast, slow down / Lots of time at the gym, but your brain needs a little work too,” Shakira sings.

The singer also seems to address the photos that recently leaked of Chia Marti walking behind Piqué while he was in a Zoom meeting at his and Shakira’s home while they were still together.

“Photos where they see me / I feel like a hostage / But all good with me / I’ll leave tomorrow and if you want to bring her over, she can come too,” she sings.

Needless to say, the single is already a hit.

The four-minute dance-pop track marks the first collaborative effort between Shakira and Bizarrap, and comes three months after the singer released her first single about her breakup from Piqué following 11 years together, “Monotonía.” The heartbreaking track details the downfall of their romance, which Shakira at that point alleged was caused by “monotony.”

Shakira and Piqué confirmed their separation in a joint statement last June and said that their kids, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, remain their biggest priority.

Rosa Sanchez

Rosa Sanchez is the senior news editor at Harper’s Bazaar, working on news as it relates to entertainment, fashion, and culture. Previously, she was a news editor at ABC News and, prior to that, a managing editor of celebrity news at American Media. She has also written features for Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Forbes, and The Hollywood Reporter, among other outlets. 

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