Shakira praises Blackpink Rose’s ‘Waka Waka’ cover, fans beg for a collaboration ‘manifesting it real bad now’
It’s very rare when you see two musicians from completely different corners of the world getting inspired by each other and sharing mutual respect and the same happened when Rose, the member of South Korean all-girl band Blackpink, covered Shakira’s 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem ‘Waka Waka’ on a show called ‘Knowing Bros.’
The show which also goes by the name of ‘Men on a Mission’ or ‘Ask Us Anything,’ is one the popular programs among Korean fans where different artists come and showcase their talents. In the most recent episode, Blackpink members, who are currently basking in the success of their first full-length project called ‘The Album’ and their Netflix documentary, showed their talents and when it came to Rose, she opted for one of the biggest career hits of Shakira.
The video of Rose’s performance soon went viral on the Internet, all thanks to Blinks and guess what, a short clip posted by a fan somehow got noticed by Shakira herself. She wasted no time in re-tweeting the fan video and tagging Rose in the post saying, “Oh wow! I loved seing you do that! super cute! Thanks Rosé - @ygofficialblink Ps. Love your hair!”
This also gave birth to the speculations that Shakira and Rose might end up on a song together as a lot of fans demanded their collaboration especially when there have been a few rumors about the South Korean singer dropping a solo album after their documentary got released. A lot of fans took to Twitter to talk about both the vocalists. One user speculating their collaboration shared a collage of the two and said, “Shakira Ft Blackpink” Another user spoke about Shakira’s collaboration with Latin singer Maluma and expressed, “Omg imagining @blackpink girls releasing something like Chantaje, manifesting it real bad now.” One Twitterati shared a funny GIF and said, “Now collab queens” Another added, “A queen noticing another queen! Gracias Shakira!”
Shakira Ft Blackpink🙏🏻🥺 pic.twitter.com/2hZJnSZBqf— نیکــ🌼/Art history (@belikeShak) October 17, 2020
Omg imagining @blackpink girls releasing something like Chantaje 🤯😍— N (@jigapyong) October 17, 2020
Manifesting it real bad now 🙏
A queen noticing another queen! Gracias Shakira! @BLACKPINK— Dylan👑 - STREAM LOVE SICK GIRLS & BP1 (@Trillasaurus) October 17, 2020
Looking at the hype, we would love to see a collaboration of Shakira and Rose as well. Talking about the song, ‘Waka Waka’ was released on May 7, 2010, and was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa. The song is written, composed, and produced by Shakira and John Hill. It also features the South African band Freshlyground.
You can enjoy the song right here: