Gerard Pique and his ex-wife Shakira’s divorce created gossip around social media. The celebrity couple decided to split in 2022. Shakira has accused Pique of cheating. She has been publishing diss tracks on Pique after her split and her recent addition to this has been her latest track “El Jefe” or “The Boss”.
The Colombian singer,46, features the nanny her ex-husband allegedly fired without adequate pay. The song is filmed in Mexico where she now lives following her separation from Barcelona-based Piqué. She has teamed up with US-based Mexican band Fuerza Régida for this song, which is about a small-town guy with dreams of breaking away from his small town and becoming a “boss with potential”.
The name of the song is an apparent nod to the alleged nickname Shakira was given by Pique’s pals who claimed she did not hang out with them.
The video finds Fuerza Régida’s lead singer JOP playing a local factory worker. Towards the end, Shakira sings: “This song is for you since you weren’t paid severance/Another fart, as always.” Shakira and Piqué’s former nanny Lili Melgar then makes an appearance and stares directly into the camera.
It seems that the verses by Shakira before her appearance, and the clip of Melgar, the longtime nanny of the pair’s children Milan and Sasha was a direct dig at her claim that Pique fired Melgar without compensation after she informed Shakira about Pique’s alleged extramarital relations.
Shakira keeps using her music to take digs at ex-partner Gerard Pique
The song is just the latest addition to a series of diss tracks Shakira released in June.
In the video for her song Copa Vacia – or Empty Cup – Shakira transforms into a mermaid which she said represents her being on “the journey to becoming one with herself again“. She quoted the mermaid “sacrifices a lot for love, ending up in the rubbish amongst rats”
Enjoyed listening to the Shakira “diss track” on PM on Radio 4, of all places.
She criticises Gerard Pique for dumping her and having a new younger girlfriend, with the hit line “You traded a Rolex for a Casio”
In fact, the original line was “You traded a Numworks for a Classwiz”
— RobotMaths (@robotmaths) January 16, 2023
In her song Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53, Shakira was quoted saying “Cambiaste un Rolex por un Casio”, which means “You traded a Rolex for a Casio”. Shakira also makes it clear that she is not afraid to speak her mind, and that she is moving on from the relationship stronger than ever. She sings: “I don’t even know what happened to you. You’re so weird I can’t even recognize you.”
Shakira’s aim at Piqué’s infidelity, his new partner, and his perceived downgrade through the song has been a savage takedown of her ex-partner. The song has become a global hit, with over 600 million views on YouTube.