Gerard Piqué's former teammate Sergio Ramos awards Shakira with Grammy for diss track about ex
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Sergio Ramos presented a Grammy to his former Real Madrid teammate’s ex-partner Shakira for her diss track about her ex. Awkward.
Shakira and Gerard Piqué went their separate ways last year, after 11 years together - the pair share two sons Milan and Sasha.
In a joint statement, the couple said: "We regret to confirm that we are parting ways. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy."
In the wake of their split, singer Shakira said it was ‘the darkest hours of my life’.
“I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all,” she added. “It's hard to talk about it, especially because I'm still going through it, and because I'm in the public eye."
In January this year, the 46-year-old released a track that many folks reckoned was a not-so-subtle diss track about her ex.
Among the lyrics fans think may have been aimed at her ex, were: “I'm too big for you, that's why you're with someone just like you” and "No hard feelings, babe. I wish you good luck with my so-called replacement. I don't even know what happened, you're acting so weird I don't even recognise you.” Ouch.
Speaking to Billboard in September, Shakira spoke about the controversy surrounding 'Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53', and whether it was right to speak about her relationship breakdown with Piqué on the track.
She said: "When I did that session, people on my team were saying, 'Please change this. Don't even think about coming out with those lyrics.' And I said, 'Why not?'
"I'm not a diplomat in the United Nations. I'm an artist, and I have the right to work on my emotions through my music.
"It's my catharsis and my therapy, but it's also the therapy of many people. I know I'm the voice of many people, and I'm not being pretentious, just realistic.
"I lend my voice to many women who maybe also wanted to say the same things I said and perhaps haven't had the validation to do so."
At the Latin Grammys this week, Shakira picked up the song of the year and pop song of the year for 'Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53'.
And, in a somewhat unusual coincidence, it was her former fella’s teammate Sergio Ramos who was on hand to give Shakira her award.
After dedicating the award to her children, Shakira opened up about the ‘tough moments’ she had experienced in recent times.
She said: "I also want to share this with my Spanish audience, who has been there with me through the good and bad times.
"In those hard and tough moments I've experienced here in this country, I have loved so much but at no moment has stopped giving me love and support."