Shakira went through each stage of grief after her breakup with Gerard Piqué in front of our eyes (and ears), and if her most recent song is any indication, she has overcome it.
The Colombian singer and Argentine hitmaker Bizarrap have a brand-new song called “BZRP Music Session #53.” She laments about being betrayed by a lover who left her for a weaker person in the song.
She sings in spanish:
“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,”
Shakira discusses living close to her in-laws and even her legal dispute with the Spanish government over tax fraud, which may result in jail time, in the ostensibly autobiographical hit song. She seemed to have noticed that the soccer star abandoned her amid all of her problems, so she’s now producing 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.”
Even in the lyrics’ original Spanish translation, she makes a subtle reference to the name of her ex and his new lover’s name: “Entendí que no es culpa mía que te critiquen/ Yo solo hago música, perdón que te (sal)pique.”
“Tiene nombre de persona buena / Claramente no es como suena / Tiene nombre de persona buena / Claramente es igualita que tú.”
Clara and Claramente both mean clear. The lyrics read as follows in English: “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.”
Shakira allegedly installed a witch mannequin on her balcony, which faces the home of her ex-mom-in-law, while her Bizarrap session was playing continuously at full power.
The four-minute dance-pop song is the first time Shakira and Bizarrap have worked together, and it was released three months after the singer’s debut single, “Monotona,” which was about her separation with Piqué after they had been together for 11 years. The tragic song describes how their relationship ended, which Shakira at the time said was due to “monotony.”
In a joint statement released in June of last year, Shakira and Piqué acknowledged their separation while stating that their children Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, continue to be their top priorities.