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Shakira seems to take dig at cheating ex Gerard Pique in her new song ‘Te Felicito’

'When the glove fits, it fits,' Shakira said, indicating the song 'Te Felicito' was about her ex boyfriend Gerard Pique
UPDATED SEP 29, 2022
Shakira shares the meaning behind the lyrics and music video of her song 'Te Felicito' (@shakira/Twitter, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Shakira shares the meaning behind the lyrics and music video of her song 'Te Felicito' (@shakira/Twitter, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Shakira opened up about her latest release 'Te Felicito' (I Congratulate You) in an interview with Elle magazine. She seemed to point out that her ex boyfriend Gerard Pique's unfaithful behaviour had influenced her latest song. The 45-year-old singer released her first Spanish song 'Te Felicito' on April 21, 2022 after 'Me Gusta' which was released in 2020. In the interview, Shakira stated that  "I can only say that either consciously or subconsciously, everything I feel, everything I go through is reflected in the lyrics I write, in the videos I make." She added, “When the glove fits, it fits. Like I said before, my music is that channel.”

The 'Waka Waka' singer began dating the Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique in 2010. They separated after 11 years of dating. The translation of the Spanish songs seem to hint at the heartbreak Shakira would have felt while separating from Gerard Pique. Additionally, there are various elements in the music video that could be seen references to Pique. The most notable element is the robot that the music video features. The robot was seen in various music videos including her song 'Me Enamore,' which was said to be her declaration of love for the Barcelona footballer. 


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The song has lyrics like "To make you whole. I broke myself in pieces. I was warned, but I didn’t take heed. Don’t tell me you’re sorry. I know you well and I know you’re lying." After their separation, the PR team of Shakira had released a statement in June stating “We regret to confirm that we are separating," which confirmed the split between the two.

Shakira and Pique relationship timeline

Shakira and Gerard Pique met back in 2010 during the shoot of her iconic FIFA world cup song 'Waka Waka'. She made their relationship public later in March 2011 with a picture of the two posted on her Instagram. Even in the past Shakira had stated that she liked Gerard as the father of her children, however, she did not really have any plans on marrying the footballer. For the 12 years the couple have been together, they had two children, Sasha and Milan. The information regarding the unfaithfulness of Pique did not take too long to surface out in public as he has been cheating on Shakira with Clara Chia. Pique was also found to be having an affair with Bar Refaeli back in 2012.