Nobody prepared us to wake up this day and be bombarded with reactions and memes about Bizarrap’s session with Shakira. And we’re not mad about it, we just have one eye on the job and one on Twitter, because we don’t want to miss out on the gossip but we also don’t want to get fired.
For this, we thank the Twitter account of Melany Mora Murillo (@MelanyMora2605) for summarizing all the references he found in the recent musical success of the Colombian singer-songwriter and the Argentine DJ. Below we leave you all the data found in this magnificent thread, which could well be presented as a master’s thesis.
1. Gerard Piqué’s goals
Piqué dedicated his goals to Shakira making a “peace” gesture with both hands, which made reference to the date of birth of both (February 2, 1987 and February 2, 1977). That’s why the singer makes the same gestures in the video.
2. “Sorry that you got salty”
4.2 million views in two hours! Sorry I splashed on you 💦💋 https://t.co/c8SFyLp2bb pic.twitter.com/KqOHCTnonE
— ShakiraMedia (@ShakiraMedia) January 12, 2023
First we start off calm, with the obvious reference to the soccer player, but immediately he talks about the house that he built for his parents next to where they lived as a couple. Finally, he ends by reminding her that he owes 14 million euros in the treasury.
3. Number 3
The former soccer player wore the number three on the back of his shirt, in addition to the fact that this is his favorite number. It’s not for nothing that there are so many references to that figure, for example, in the length of the song (3:33).
4. “I’m worth two out of 22”
“I am worth two of 22” pic.twitter.com/o1eOdbNeUp
— Levi Tavares (@levitavares) January 12, 2023
In this same direction, Shaki reminds us that when Gerard started dating Clara, she was 22. That is why she mentions that she is worth two women of that age.
5. Indeed, it is art
Minute 2:22: “I’m worth two out of 22″… ✌🏻👀 https://t.co/c8SFyLp2bb pic.twitter.com/YIv7Tt7ZmY
— ShakiraMedia (@ShakiraMedia) January 12, 2023
When the “queen of pop” says that she is worth two out of 22, she does it exactly at minute 2:22.
6. Shakira referring to herself
the nod that they have done in the session painting Shakira as in I’m notifying you, I’m announcing you…. pic.twitter.com/FtXygdt0bz
– rakel (@raaquelgomez_) January 12, 2023
The moment in which Shakira becomes an animated character could be a reference to another moment where she had already been caricatured. It was in 2001 that the singer-songwriter released I warn you, I announce you (Tango), In this music video, she becomes a kind of superhero who seeks revenge against her cheating partner.
7. The most wolfish
Shakira: A WOLF LIKE ME IS NOT FOR GUYS LIKE YOU
— 🇦🇷 Frontonces 🇦🇷 (@frontonces) January 12, 2023
“Shaki baby” has created a whole meaning behind being a wolf, because, in various interviews, she has confessed that she refers to the repression that the entire female gender has endured for centuries and that now she wants to get out.
That is why the phrase “A wolf like me is not for guys like you”, which refers to the fact that Piqué does not deserve a woman of the caliber of “our queen Shakira”.
8. The Discord Jam
Clara: I’m going to eat a little bit of this jam, I don’t think anyone will notice
—actuallycr (@actuallyCR) January 12, 2023
When the actress also says “Chew and swallow” she alludes to the fact that she found out about the infidelity when she was not at home, moments in which, coincidentally, the jam that Gerard did not like ran out.
9. Robotic steps
since it premiered I congratulate you, The other song that we know is dedicated to Spanish, the robotic steps have been a reference to point to Piqué’s coldness and lack of humanity. That is why in session #53 of Bizarrap, the Colombian performs this style of dance again.
Here’s Shakira’s reference to Daft Punk in her new song. I love it!!!! BZRP Music Session #53 pic.twitter.com/Plg35RheMy
— Gxdine (@Gxdine) January 12, 2023
In addition, it is well known that Piqué is a fan of the Daft Punk band, which is made up of two DJs who dress like robots. That’s why Bizarrap used the samples of the song “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” from the French duo.
11. “Zero grudges, baby”
Twingo and Casio marketing teams thinking about how to take advantage of unexpected publicity pic.twitter.com/UTRby94r4I
— Nando López 🏳️🌈 (@Nando_Lopez_) January 12, 2023
Although Casio and Twingo are not to blame for the ex-soccer player’s infidelity, they also got a blow from “the wolf”, as they are mentioned to refer to the fact that Gerard exchanged a watch and a luxury car for a trinket. And this is not a coincidence either, because Shakira knows that her ex-partner collects precisely these two objects.
12. The worst version
The couple ended when Shakira’s father was in very serious health, which is why he mentions the following:
“When I needed you, you gave your worst version.”
13. Female strength
“Women no longer cry, women bill” – Shakira pic.twitter.com/wSzZ8UCDFl
– Naty 🐔🇦🇷 (@youmeussegp) January 12, 2023
Without a doubt, the phrase “Women no longer cry, women bill” will go down in history as a hymn of female strength. It reminds us of the time when Taylor Swift silenced all those who criticized her for making songs about her ex-partners, saying that women also had the right to monetize her experiences.
Nobody says that about Ed Sheeran, nobody says that about Bruno Mars. They all write songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love lives. And no one raises a ‘red flag’ there.
– Taylor Swift
“I understood that it is not my fault that they criticize you, I only make music, sorry that it splashes you” I am loving pic.twitter.com/O5UDsBIQx8
—yuls (@lovelykarlaec) January 12, 2023
When Shakira released the song Monotony, in it he mentioned that the breakup was not the fault of either of them. But in the session with Biza she also understood that everyone hate that your ex-husband receives is not his fault.
I understood that it is not my fault that they criticize you.
15. The Blueprints
Finally, the angles of the video are very changeable, but one that stands out is when Shakira looks down, implying that both Piqué and Clara are too small for her.
“I was too big for you and that’s why you’re with someone just like you.”