People close to the Barranquillera assured that the artist had never confirmed her participation in the sporting event
After a wide wave of criticism on social networks, Shakira confirmed that she will not be part of the opening of the World Cup in Qatar. The woman from Barranquilla joins the list of artists who refused to participate in the event due to complaints of disrespect for human rights in that country. Dua Lipa had already denied her participation.
According to what the international press has been reporting, Shakira had not negotiated to participate in the sporting event. “The information published so far about her participation and her subsequent cancellation have been based on rumors and unofficial information”, indicated sources close to the Waka Waka interpreter.
It was this week when Dua Lipa clarified the multiple rumors that were circulating regarding her possible musical presentation at the opening of the World Cup in Qatar, a sporting event that will begin on November 20. Alleging the attacks on human rights in that country, the singer assured that she would support her country's team from a distance, since she would not be collaborating with an event that is openly against the principles and beliefs of she. The 'Future Nostalgia' singer's actions made Shakira's fans make the same decision.
“There is currently a lot of speculation about my performance at the Opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar. I am not going to present myself and I have not been involved in any negotiations to carry out. I will be supporting England from afar and I hope to visit Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights promises it made when it won the right to host the World Cup”, said the British singer of Kosovar Albanian origin, denying her presence there.
Through social networks, dozens of users and followers of the Colombian singer asked her to be consistent with her ideals and give up her musical presentation in Qatar. Nico Isaza, influencer and activist on political issues, for example, condemned that the Barranquillera, and J Balvin, did not take the same actions as the creator of 'New Rules'. “While Dua Lipa announces that she will not travel to the World Cup in Qatar due to the violation of human rights against women, gays and worker immigrants, J Balvin and Shakira sell their principles to appear at the inauguration”, he declared.
Shakira is asked not to sing at the Qatar soccer world cup
If she had participated, Shakira would become the artist who, for the first time in history, to sing in four soccer world cups. Not for nothing, the Colombian is known as the 'Queen of the World Cups'. The interpreter of 'Monotonía' was at the World Cup in Germany in 2006; in South Africa, in 2010; in Brazil, from 2014; and now, until further notice, in Qatar, 2022.
Likewise, representatives of J Balvin confirmed that the Colombian would not participate either.
On the other hand, this week it was confirmed that Maluma is on the list of musicians who will interpret the official theme of the World Cup in Qatar. The Colombian joins Nicki Minaj and Myriam Fares, the three will sing “Tukoh Taka”, a song that will be available on November 18. F was the American rapper who made a publication on her Instagram account in which you can see three countermarked guayos with the names of the three musicians. The singer was celebrating having won two awards from the 2022 MTV EMAs when she made the news public.
The paisa, for his part, like Fares, shared the novelty through the stories of their Instagram accounts by inviting their followers to save the theme on their favorite music playback platforms. It is noteworthy that Minaj, the two awards that the American rapper took with her, listed her as the 'Best Hip Hop Artist' and recognized her for her song 'Super freaky girl', as 'Song of the Year'. “Tukoh taka” will be released under Universal Arabic Music, Universal Music Group and Republic Records. The song also serves as the official theme song for the FIFA Fan Festival.