It's Time to Start Feeling Weird About Shakira
3/10/2014 2:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Shakira is pretty great, right? She sang "Underneath Your Clothes" and that "Hips Don't Lie" number, she seems very sweet -- we like Shakira pretty well around these parts. But Shakira's boyfriend, soccer player Gerard Pique, well, he's an entirely different story. Because here's a thing that Shakira said in a new interview with Billboard about that hot music video she did with Rihanna:
"He's very territorial, and since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women. It's more than implied in our relationship that I can't do videos like I used to. It's out of the question -- which I like, by the way. I like that he protects his turf and he values me, in a way that the only person that he would ever let graze my thigh would be Rihanna."
See, that's weird. Whatever works for them, of course, but doesn't this seem a little unsettling? Shakira is a popular singer, She, on occasion, sings songs with men, those songs may become popular, and what, she's not allowed to do a music video for that song? What's the line here, is she not allowed to appear on camera with another man, or can she just not be touched by another man? Why is it that he's in charge of who touches Shakira in a professional setting, shouldn't that be Shakira's job?
It's just disappointing, that's all. Wasn't Shakira supposed to be a "She Wolf"? What happened here?