Shakira appears to be settling scores with her ex Gerard Piqué via her music after the Spanish footballer was allegedly unfaithful.
The 45-year-old Colombian pop star first appeared to include a jab at Piqué, 35, in her single Te Felicito (I Congratulate You), as noted by The Sun.
A key line in the song is translated as, ‘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.’
Speaking her truth: Shakira has included lyrics and imagery in her recent songs and music videos that appear to be criticisms of her ex Gerard Piqué, whom she split from earlier this summer after he was beset by infidelity rumors; seen in 2014
In an interview with Elle Magazine, the hitmaker was asked about the line and its apparent connection to her marital issues.
‘Is that the feeling that you had that you kind of had to give a part of yourself during that relationship, which perhaps was hard to get back?’ she was asked by Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
‘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,’ Shakira responded. ‘When the glove fits, it fits. Like I said before, my music is that channel.’
Shakira’s song and the accompanying video featuring the Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro, who is currently dating Rosalía.
In the video, he appears to play both a romantic interest to Shakira, as well as a robotic clone of the same person, which Shakira tinkers away at until it comes to life.
In her single Te Felicito, she sings: ‘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’
What she’s feeling: ‘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 told Elle. ‘When the glove fits, it fits. Like I said before, my music is that channel’
Eerie: The video features Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro as a boyfriend figure and an automaton designed to look like him
The clip also features some disturbing imagery, such as when Shakira opens a refrigerator, only to find the automaton’s head on the shelf, where it proceeds to sing with her.
Earlier this month, Shakira was seen filming a video for her single Monotonia that also featured what appeared to be a critique of her relationship with Piqué.
In photos previously published by DailyMail.com of the pop star filming the video near Barcelona, she could be seen carrying a fake heart in her hand, presumably to symbolize her heartbreak.
She also had a black circle over her chest that was presumably meant to be replaced later with computer generated imagery of a hole in her chest.
The timing would also suggest the imagery was related to Shakira’s contentious split from Piqué, as he was seen only days earlier making his debut with his PR student girlfriend Clara Chia Marti, 23.
Last month there were images of Piqué passionately kissing his new love interest in a new video taken by Spanish media outlet Socialite at the Summerfest Cerdanya festival in Catalonia.
The now former couple announced their split after a dozen years together back in June, although it seemed like Shakira did not want the relationship to end at the time.
In photos published by DailyMail.com of the pop star filming her Monotonia video near Barcelona earlier in September, she could be seen carrying a fake heart in her hand, along with a hole in her chest; seen in 2012 in Switzerland
The split announcement followed rumors in the Spanish tabloids that the couple were on the verge of breaking up with sources claiming he had cheated on the star.
Shakira’s statement at the time read: ‘We regret to confirm that we are parting ways. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.’
Spanish outlet El Periodico reported that the couple have been living separately for a few weeks after Piqué was kicked out of the family home by the pop star.
According to sources, Piqué has since been living a ‘party lifestyle’ in a bachelor pad and enjoying nights out with his teammates.
Neither party has addressed cheating claims, but journalist Emilio Pérez reported: ‘(Shakira) has made the decision to separate. That is so. It has happened.
That is why there is distance. Perhaps there is nothing left, but that (infidelity) has passed.’
Family first: According to Spanish newspaper El Periodico, Shakira and Gerard are trying to remain friends for the sake of their children — sons Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven — despite their relationship being strained; seen in 2017 in NYC
The couple had been together since 2011, with the pair having met while filming the music video for her World Cup song Waka Waka the previous year.
Piqué’s team happened to win the World Cup that year, where his soon-to-be girlfriend performed during the final game.
Although the two corresponded in 2010, the relationship between the two mega-stars wouldn’t officially take off until the beginning of 2011.
In the fall of 2012, Shakira would use her Instagram platform to announce to fans that she was pregnant with the football star’s son.
Just two years after the birth of son Milan, the couple went in for round two and revealed that they would be expecting their second child, Sasha, who was born in 2015.
The couple admitted publicly that they had no plans to marry, but that didn’t stop them from having a family life.
Speaking to Gary Neville on a recent episode of The Overlap, Gerard explained that he hadn’t proposed because their relationship ‘works fine as it is.’
Moving on: Gerard, who was with Shakira since 2011, was rumored to have cheated on her. Earlier this month he made his debut with new girlfriend Clara Chia Marti, 23, a PR student; seen in 2015 in Barcelona