Shakira's new song about Pique has had her the last laugh in her feud with her ex-husband Gerard Pique, having made a fortune from her revenge song.
The Colombian singer, 45, and Pique, 35, split last summer and have recently been embroiled in a bitter feud, which is thought to be related to the Barcelona legend's romance with Clara Chia, 23. The new pair has been dating since last October.
In the diss track, a collaboration with the Argentinian producer and DJ Bizarrap, Shakira, 45, sings: “I’m worth two 22-year-olds,”
Her lyrics also add, “...you swapped a Ferrari for a [Renault] Twingo/You swapped a Rolex for a Casio.”
“...a she-wolf like me isn’t for rookies”
“...I was out of your league, which is why you’re with someone just like you.”
Her song further mocks her gym-loving ex, suggesting he should also spend a little time training his brain.
Those lines are thought to be addressed against Pique, as he has reacted to them using the King's League. Pique just developed a new football competition popular among social media users and encouraged by content makers.
The former Manchester United defender arrived at a King's League tournament in a Twingo automobile and has struck a sponsorship agreement with Casio. During a Kings League live stream, he confirmed the latter's collaboration alongside Sergio Aguero.
"We have an agreement with Casio," said Pique. After much laughter, Pique added: "I'm serious... we have reached an agreement with Casio for the Kings [League], yes, because we have many countdowns... this watch is for life, I'm telling you!"
While Aguero yelled, "Casio, Casio," Pique handed out complimentary Casio watches to his guests. The Manchester City great then inquired about Shakira's song, prompting further hilarity.
Pique's reaction to Shakira's latest song made headlines and amused fans on social media, but it also generated a lot of buzz for Shakira's new song.
Other lyrics by the performer include: "There are no harsh feelings, sweetie. I wish you the best of success with your so-called replacement. I'm not sure what happened; you're acting so strangely that I don't even recognize you."
During an interview with Elle last October, Shakira described the break-up as "very difficult" for her and the ex-two couple's children. She also stated that her singing career had been put on hold to help Pique succeed at Barcelona. He retired last November.
With witty references to Piqué and his new girlfriend, Shakira discusses her mother-in-law, the media, and her current legal battle with the Spanish tax authorities, who allege she owes €14.5 million in back taxes.
A part of her lyrics stated thus: “You left me with my mother-in-law as a neighbor, with the press at my door and a debt to the taxman.”
According to Spanish authorities, Shakira and her family lived in Barcelona from 2012 to 2014, which means she should have paid taxes in Spain on her worldwide income during that time. She faces an eight-year sentence and a fine of more than €23 million if convicted. On the other hand, the singer has accused the country's fiscal officials of conducting a "salacious press campaign" against her and insists she owes them nothing.
By Friday morning, the song received over 63.5 million views on YouTube, making it the most-watched new Latin music video in YouTube history and making headlines worldwide.
Briella stated that while she was a fan of both Shakira and Bizarrap, she believed the song was "influenced" by her earlier creation and would like to be given credit.