Columbian star, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, aka Shakira, has released her latest song in which she attacked her ex-partner, Gerard Pique, a retired Spanish footballer.
The song, ‘BZRP Music Session #53’ set social media on fire after it was released. It was listened to 34 million times in just 17 hours and generated a series of comments.
The 45-year-old music star unleashed a tirade against her former partner, 35, even taking a pop at his 23-year-old girlfriend, Clara Chia.
“Lots of gym work, but work your mind as well.
“You swapped a Ferrari for a (Renault) Twingo, a Rolex for a Casio.
“I wouldn’t go back to you, even if you cried or begged me. I was out of your league and that’s why you are with someone like you,” she sang.
Just in case there were any doubts about who the song was aimed at, Shakira included the couple’s names, Pique and Clara.
The track’s release was accompanied by a publicity campaign that included an airplane flying over the Argentine seaside resort, Mar de Plata, dragging a banner containing a line from the song: “A she-wolf like me is not for someone like you.”
It is the third song she has dedicated to their separation, which was announced in June.
The two were together for more than a decade and have two sons: nine-year-old Milan and Sasha, seven.
They never married, and Shakira did not share her estimated $300 million fortune with Pique.
He retired in November after a glory-laden 18-year football career, earning enough to invest in several multi-million euro business projects.
Shakira had wanted to resettle with her two children in Miami but had been ordered to stand trial in Spain for tax fraud.
Prosecutors have requested an eight-year sentence and fine of 24 million euros ($26 million) for evading 14.5 million euros worth of taxes between 2012 and 2014.
Pique was himself convicted of tax fraud in 2016 and later ordered to pay the tax office 2.1 million euros.
“You left me…with the press at the door and a debt to the treasury, you thought you hurt me and you made me tougher, women don’t cry anymore, they bill,” sang Shakira, who denied all the allegations against her.