Shakira and Piqué announced their split after 12 years and two children together in June amid rumours that he had cheated on her. ALSO READ: Gerard Piqué and Shakira announce separation after 12 years.
The 35-year-old Barcelona defender who retired from top class football last year has been pictured with Chia on several occasions after it was reported they had begun dating shortly after he and Shakira parted ways.
According to Spanish media, the Colombian artist references her former relationship in detail on the track, which features Argentine DJ Bizarrap, after an excerpt was leaked before its worldwide release.
Seemingly making a thinly-veiled dig at her former partner, the 45-year-old Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, sings in a leaked excerpt: ‘I’m worth two 22s. You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo. You traded a Rolex for a Casio.’
In another part, Shakira appears to take aim at Piqué’s new squeeze as she belts out: ‘She’s got the name of a good person. Clearly it’s not how it sounds.’
The word ‘clearly’ in English translates as ‘claramente’ in Spanish, making the reference to his new girlfriend Clara more obvious to fans who have heard the track.
Also in the song, the Hips Don’t Lie songstress made reference to her €14.5 million tax fraud trial due to take place in Spain, singing: ‘You left me the mother-in-law as a neighbour. With the press at my door and a debt with the taxman.’ ALSO READ: Confirmed: pop singer Shakira will face trial in Spain on charges of tax fraud.
‘You thought you’d hurt me and I came back stronger. Women don’t cry any more, women invoice,’ she sings.
In light of the leak, Piqué appeared to respond to the song’s pointed lyrics by tweeting several circus and clown emojis [see below].
In November, it was announced that Shakira gained primary custody of her two children with Piqué.
‘We have signed a custody agreement,’ they said in a joint statement at the time. ‘Our sole objective is to provide our children with the utmost security and protection and hope that they can continue with their lives in a safe and calm environment.’
Shakira first met Spanish footballer Piqué in 2010 when he appeared in one of her music videos. They announced their split in June through a joint statement. Last year, Shakira opened up about the split, calling it her ‘darkest hours.
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