But according to sources at "La Razon" their relationship began to crumble once the "waka-rumors" began to appear between Pique and Shakira.Not only were there rumors but also photographic evidence showing the Colombian and the Catalan together.Bathed in pulsating pink light and surrounded by high-tech digital signage, Shakira takes the stage of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.Best known for its annual film fest, the Palais is playing host this January afternoon to rehearsals for the NRJ Music Awards, which may mean nothing to you and me, granted, but is positively énorme in France.(She doesn't make this easy...)In fact, she's still going today with the teases: "The first person to guess the duration of Chantaje will be the first to receive my new single artwork! This won't be the first time the two pair up musically, either: Maluma supplied a verse on Shakira's "La Bicicleta" with Carlos Vives, another Colombian pairing, earlier this year.A group of children dress up like pre-fame versions of Shakira, Juanes, Laura Pausini, David Bisbal, Pablo Alborán and more chart-topping Latin music artists in a new video that pays tribute to Alejandro Sanz and supports the non-profit Save the Children. ” a cast of kids playing the artists in their childhood days sing along to the song and act out the parts voiced by their namesakes; some even pretend to play instruments. The ever-prolific, ever truthful hip-having Queen of Laundry Service Shakira is returning to us shortly with a brand new single called "Chantaje" — and she's got a very special, very popular special friend joining in on the fun: reggaeton prince Maluma.Shaki painstakingly teased the long-rumored collaboration on her Instagram yesterday via a series of clues, which one fan accurately guessed: one involving magic (the title of both of their debut albums), one with Maluma's crown tattoo, and one using Alejandro Sanz's nickname "Chan" in a word puzzle. And already, we've got the winning fan — and a sultry photo of the two to boot.
The withdrawal comes as something of a surprise, as late last month the singer was in great spirits with as she used an innovative way to announce the release of a new single called Chantaje, a collaborative effort with Maluma.
Grabbing the microphone, Shakira begins to prowl the stage like a tigress stalking a hapless bunny.
"She's got the kind of look that defies gravity," Shakira sings, addressing an ex who has apparently dumped her for another woman.
The Voice beauty used a series of subtle clues - a reference to magic, a crown and a word and picture game featuring singer Alejandro Sanz - in a trio of Instagram posts teasing the upcoming joint effort.
She later explained to a fan how each clue related to the release of the single: 'Magic was the name of my first album ever and also Maluma's.