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Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53

Shakira’s most recent song is a departure from the regular Shakira we expect. Though it is still a Latin pop song, we never see Shakira this angry. The song is about Shakira’s separation from her partner after finding out he was cheating. May I point out the way she found out he was cheating on her was savage. When she returned home from tour she noticed someone had been eating her favorite jam. She knew her kids didn’t eat it and her partner wouldn’t have touched it due to his diet, which led her to a horrible realization.

Though this is still in Shakira’s signature style, these kind of angry lyrics aren’t what we expect from her. She even calls out the woman by name who took her husband from her. Even if you don’t speak Spanish, you can still tell just how pissed she is. Her usual way of singing is replaced with a lot more of a rap style and harsher vocals, which to a non-Spanish speaker still makes the listener aware just how angry Shakria is. Shakira does not hold back, at one point even saying…

“You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo
You traded a Rolex for a Casio.”

In reference to him leaving her. The song also feels a lot more personal than most other Shakira songs. Her usual skin tight, beaded outfits are traded for just a jacket and jeans in the music video. It is just her behind a mic while Bzrp provides an instrumental. In this song we are not seeing Shakira the Super Bowl halftime performer and belly dancing Grammy winner, we are seeing Shakira the Columbia immigrant who’s only mistake was falling in love with someone who saw her as a trophy to put in a case, not an incredibly talented woman.


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