Why Shakira And Pique Were Doomed From The Start
Shakira is a household name — and with her jaw-dropping looks and talents to kill, she’s bound to draw attention anywhere she goes. However, that power may have its drawbacks, as the “She-Wolf” artist appeared to discuss her then-partner Gerard Piqué’s jealousy in an interview with Billboard in 2014.
Though the world sees her as a confident, independent, powerful symbol of female empowerment through her music, the artist revealed that she’d asked Piqué for permission before shooting the sensual music video for “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” alongside Rihanna. “He’s very territorial, and since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women,” the singer joked. “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,” she said. “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.”
Shortly after the interview came out, fans were less than pleased by the suggested power dynamics in the “Whenever, Wherever” star’s relationship. So much so, that Shakira took to Facebook to dismiss the speculation, adding that her humor was taken out of context. “The reality is that we have a beautiful relationship of mutual trust, and jealousy has never been an issue on either side.”