Shakira isabel Mubarak Ripoll, known as Shakira, is a singer-songwriter, performer, producer and dancer. The 46-year-old Colombian is a household name, known the world over thanks to her many songs. Her best-known songs are “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Waka Waka”. These two songs are his most successful hits, having sold 5 and 8 million copies respectively.
Shakira is the only Latin American artist to have simultaneously placed a song at number one in the American, Australian and British charts.
Shakira is the ex-wife of Gérard Piqué, who separated in April 2023. She is also the mother of two children, Milan and Sasha, aged 10 and 8.
On 18 November 2023, the singer was charged with tax fraud.
She was summoned to court in Barcelona on Monday, accused of tax fraud to the tune of over 14.5 million euros. This post from Gossip Room shows the singer leaving the court looking distraught, followed by another photo of her admitting to having committed tax fraud.
The hearing lasted a total of just 23 minutes, which suggests that Shakira’s aim was not to lie but to confess her faults, and that the sentences were quickly decided.
In this excerpt from a television news programme, we also learn that shakira has been accused of tax fraud for the second time in Spain. According to the journalist, she has swindled 11 million euros, while others are talking about 15 million. Shakira is said to have used an offshore company to avoid paying. This newspaper recalls that the 46-year-old singer is already facing trial in Barcelona.
This tik tok published by a media outlet, an English newspaper. In this video extract, we see Shakira admitting to having swindled money. This is also the moment when she avoids a three-year prison sentence for tax fraud and is also hit with a 7-figure fine in addition to a £15 million tax bill for financial fraud.