The internet has been buzzing about a potential Shakira/Rihanna duet since a vague report appeared in a Colombian gossip magazine last week. What seemed like flimsy proof at first has been bolstered by whispers that the “Hips Don’t Lie” diva is in Los Angeles filming a video with the Barbadian babe and even a Twitter slip from the new mom’s body double.
In a tweet that was subsequently removed — don’t worry, we got a screen grab! — Alexita Ortiz wrote: “Working on set with Shakira:) As her stand in for the new music video featuring Rihanna”. That was confirmed, to some extent, by a tweet from the Columbian goddess saying: “I Just finished the video for my first single with director Joseph Kahn!”
I guess we’ll have to wait until an official announcement but it’s a tantalizing prospect. Shakira’s duet with Beyonce was a worldwide smash and a collab with RiRi would, no doubt, find similar success. It would also been a strong start to a complicated album campaign that has suffered a string of setbacks and postponements since 2012. See the tweets after the jump.
I Just finished the video for my first single with director Joseph Kahn! Shak
— Shakira (@shakira) December 8, 2013
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[Via Josep Vinaixa].
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