Embroiled In $16 Million Trouble, Gerard Pique’s Ex Shakira Labels NFL Super Bowl Half-Time Performance as the Most ‘Unforgettable Moment’

Published 09/29/2023, 11:31 AM EDT

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It has been a testing few weeks for Shakira. The singer is embroiled in controversies, including a massive $16 million tax fraud case. However, it seems like the Grammy Award-winning artist is looking to move ahead despite the existing drama. In a recent interview, Shakira talked about the most unforgettable moment in her career, describing her performance at the NFL Super Bowl as an unforgettable moment.

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The Colombian superstar also talked about one of her recent achievements in the interview. The pop icon has been impressive, reinventing herself following her return to the music industry. Shakira has released multiple hit tracks this season with her latest track ‘El Jefe’ topping charts.

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In an interview with Fashion Magazine Vogue, Shakira was asked about the most unforgettable moment in her career. The singer did not hesitate as she mentioned that her performance at the Super Bowl final is among her top memories.

“Many moments! But the Super Bowl [the singer performed in the championship final with Jennifer Lopez, in 2020] and the current VMA Vanguard are two that stood out in recent years [she was the first Latina to receive the honorary award in recognition of her trajectory and contribution to music].”

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The interview is a fresh breath of air for the singer who has found herself embroiled in drama. Following the release of her song ‘El Jefe,’ the star has been accused of copying her steps from another Peruvian actress. Apart from the drama, Shakira has also been involved in a tax fraud case which could blow out to become a big source of trouble for the singer.

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Shakira  has been accused of committing tax fraud in Spain, with a court in Barcelona claiming the star avoided paying taxes up to $16 million. While the singer and her team have been trying to find a way out of the issue, a group of prosecutors in Spain has filed another case against the singer under similar allegations.

The singer’s legal team has already issued a statement on the matter. However, Shakira is yet to speak on the accusations against her.

As has been stated on numerous occasions, Shakira defends, having always acted in compliance with the law and under the guidance of the best tax experts. Now she is focused on her artistic life in Miami and is calm and confident in a favorable resolution to her tax affairs.

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Shakira could have a rough few months if the Spanish court decides to move ahead in the case. If the star is found guilty of the charges, she could face time behind bars for up to 8 years.

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Saurabh Saket

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Saurabh Saket is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. While Saket has been a football fan for a while, his passion for the sport stems from FIFA 17 which featured Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus on its cover. With dreams of standing as a part of the Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, Saket loves to write about the game from a fan’s perspective giving his take on recent happenings.
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