On Thursday, a judge concluded there are ‘sufficient indications’ for her to go to trial for allegedly avoiding the payment of 14.5 million euros, according to Euro Weekly.
And on Friday, Shakira, 44, appeared on ITV’s Lorraine but there was no mention of singer’s £13million tax evasion scandal, just a day after Spanish prosecutors accused her of six offences, which could result in jail time if she is convicted.
Instead of being grilled about the situation, the Colombian superstar opened up about motherhood, making music and her passion for surfing, while promoting new single Don’t Wait Up.
Lighthearted: On Friday, Shakira, 44, appeared on ITV’s Lorraine but there was no mention of singer’s £13million tax evasion scandal, after Spanish prosecutors accused her of six offences
20 years since her first hit single Whenever Wherever, stormed the charts and catapulted her to worldwide fame, Shakira has been on UK television to celebrate.
Speaking via videolink to Ross King, the singer enthused about being able to resume making music after lockdown, admitting: ‘It was hard to make music [during lockdown], being isolated from everybody.
‘But now that it is a little safer to be in a room with collaborators, I’m seizing the opportunity and I feel like a horse that’s running wild after being for so long in a box.’
The fitness fanatic also insisted: ‘I surf for real’ when asked if she had a stunt double for her new music video.
Yikes! On Thursday, a judge concluded there are ‘sufficient indications’ for her to go to trial for allegedly avoiding the payment of 14.5 million euros, according to Euro Weekly
Talking about life as a parent, Shakira asserted: ‘The biggest and most profound change is becoming a mum, [it’s] the hardest job I’ve ever had to take on and also the most fulfilling thing.
‘I feel so much comfort in the hug of my kids, when I have them around me, physically, they kiss me and they tell me, ‘Mom, I love you.’ I just feel in the clouds when that happens.’
She added: ‘It’s hard to keep a balance, but I feel like this is a new chapter in my life. My kids are at an easier age now, they’re six and eight, so they’re more independent, which allows me to do my own thing too and I guess that’s why I feel so creative lately.’
Asked if her children realise she and husband, footballer Gerard Piqué, are worldwide superstars, Shakira admitted: ‘They do, but I try to provide them with as much normality as I can.
‘Gerard and me like to be regular people. We forget about the celebrity personas we represent most of the time, it’s only people in the street that remind us of that.’
On whether their two sons prefer music or football, Shakira mused: ‘They oscillate – the eldest is very sporty, but he’s very musical, he just doesn’t know it.
‘He tells me, ‘Mom, remember I’m a football person, do not get confused. Yeah, I play the drums, but I’m a football person.’ He just wants to leave things clear for me and not create hopes.
‘They’re very sweet, sweet boys and we’re very happy being parents and also very tired!’
While the lighthearted conversion allowed Shakira to touch on certain aspects of her life, the tax evasion allegations hanging over her were not mentioned.
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV and ITV Hub.
Staying away from the scandal: Instead of being asked about it, the superstar opened up about motherhood, making music and her passion for surfing, while promoting single Don’t Wait Up