Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53
by Bizarrap (featuring Shakira)

Album: single release only (2023)
Charted: 9
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  • Bizarrap (real name: Facundo Quiroga) is an Argentine DJ, producer, and social media influencer known for his trap and hip-hop beats and collaborations with other artists in the Latin American music scene. He rose to fame in the mid-2010s through his viral music videos and live performances on YouTube.

    "Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53" is part of a series of music sessions produced by Bizarrap and released on his YouTube channel. His previous session with Spanish act Quevedo, "BZRP Music Sessions #52," resulted in his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • In August 2022, rumors of a collaboration between Shakira and Bizarrap began circulating when Shakira publicly wished Bizarrap a happy birthday. On January 9, 2023, a small plane flew over Miami displaying a flag bearing the phrase "Una loba como yo no está pa' tipos como tú" ("A wolf like me is not for guys like you"), leading fans to believe that the collaboration would be released on January 11. Bizarrap confirmed the upcoming release on his social media the following day.
  • Fans weren't sure what to expect from the latest edition of the music sessions, as Bizarrap's guests generally rap over a beat created by the producer. The Argentine took a different approach with Shakira because she doesn't rap. It was more of a therapeutic exchange between the pair.
  • Shakira first met the Spanish football player Gerard Piqué in the spring of 2010 when Piqué appeared in the music video for her single "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)." They became romantic partners the following year and had two children together, but in 2022, the couple announced their separation after 11 years.

    Shakira's lyrics were born from a devastating discovery a few days prior to the song's creation. Eagle-eyed fans of the Colombian star spotted Pique's new girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti, in a Zoom interview that the footballer gave in 2021 when Shakira was away working. She believes it proves that Pique had been unfaithful to her for years before their split.

    Over Bizarrap's futuristic pop-electronica beat, Shakira slams Pique's infidelity and includes lines dedicated to Marti.
  • Shakira highlights the age gap between herself and Pique's new partner (Marti is 23 years younger than Shakira) with the lyrics, "Yo valgo por dos de 22" ("I am worth twice as much as a 22-year-old"). She also jokes that Pique exchanged a Ferrari for a Renault Twingo, a budget-friendly car model popular in Europe, with the lyrics "Cambiaste un Ferrari por un Twingo. Cambiaste un Rolex por un Casio" ("You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo. You traded a Rolex for a Casio").
  • This is the third song Shakira has recorded where she discusses her split from Pique. "Te Felicito" expressed a combination of sadness and anger towards her ex-partner, while "Monotonía" blamed their breakup on growing apart. "Vol. 53" is a complete kiss-off track, where Shakira, fueled by her rage, makes it clear she intends to humiliate her cheating ex. The lyrics "Esto es pa' que te mortifique,' mastique' y trague,' trague' y mastique'" translate to, "I do this for you to mortify, chew and swallow, swallow and chew."

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