Why did Shakira’s team want her to change the lyrics for Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53

Shakira recently dropped a bombshell revelation about her smash hit “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” admitting her team urged her to change its lyrics. In an exclusive cover story with Rolling Stone magazine, the “Waka Waka” singer spilled the tea on how her manager suggested tweaking the song’s words. Apparently, there were concerns about potential fallout, given the song’s rumored digs at her ex, Gerard Pique.

But Shakira, ever the fierce artist, stood her ground. She told Rolling Stone, “I’m an artist. I am a woman. And I’m a wounded she-wolf. And no one should tell me how to lick my wounds.” You go, Shakira—because who better to define her own artistic expression than the woman herself, right?


During a candid moment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Shakira revealed how this track became an anthem for countless women navigating heartbreak. It was her way of reclaiming her voice and healing post-split, amidst rumors of Pique’s alleged dalliances with Clara Chia Marti.

Despite the calculated risks, Shakira’s gamble paid off big time. “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” wasn’t just a hit—it shattered records like a hurricane in a teacup. It clinched an impressive 14 Guinness World Records, from Spotify streaming feats to YouTube milestones. And let’s not forget its triumph at the 2023 Latin Grammys, where it scooped up Song of the Year and Best Pop Song.

In the end, Shakira’s defiance of conventional norms paid off handsomely. She not only stayed true to her artistry but also empowered legions of fans worldwide to embrace their strength and resilience. As Shakira continues to rewrite the rules, one hit song at a time, we eagerly await what she’ll surprise us with next on her musical journey. Here’s to more boundary-breaking beats and anthems from the one and only Shakira!