Shakira fans are in a frenzy after the singer dropped her new song, “Don’t Wait Up,” and changed the aesthetic of her Twitter account.
While you may think her fans are buzzing out about her song, they’re actually more intrigued about the change in the look of her social media!
Fans are speculating the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer just subtly came out as a lesbian.
Here’s why fans are speculating Shakira came out.
The #DontWaitUp video was so much fun to shoot, dancing and surfing all night long! Thanks to all those who worked so hard made it happen. I hope you guys enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!
📼 https://t.co/VIiztX2JYZ pic.twitter.com/FY36LmcQNy
— Shakira (@shakira) July 16, 2021
This week, Shakira changed both her Twitter profile picture and header photo to a faded mix of pink, orange and white.
These colors represent the lesbian pride flag.
Shakira shows her PRIDE!
The Lesbian Pride Flag
Fans immediately jumped to the conclusion that this was Shakira’s way of subtly saying she identifies as a lesbian.
One person tweeted, “Is Shakira going to say anything about the lesbian flag or.”
“So is Shakira a lesbian or was that whole thing just to catch out attention?,” wrote a confused fan.
While another person tweeted, “Shakira is coming? yeah coming OUT, i know a lesbian flag when i see one babe.”
shakira is coming? yeah coming OUT, i know a lesbian flag when i see one babe https://t.co/DpetSeHW1T
— ro! (@rocuesta18) July 12, 2021
Other die-hard fans defended Shakira and were simply happy she released new music.
Shakira has been in a relationship with Barcelona soccer star, Gerard Pique, for well over a decade.
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They have not legally tied the knot, but have been in a committed relationship for years.
Gerard and Shakira got together after he appeared in her music video for her song “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) in 2010.
By 2011 the couple went public with their high-profile relationship and welcomed their first child, a boy, in 2013.
Shakira actually said that she had no plans to get married in a 2014 interview with Glamour.
“We already have what’s essential, you know? We have a union, a love for each other, and a baby. I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them. But if I’m ever going to get married, he’s the one,” she told the outlet.
Their second child, another son, was born in 2015.
Shakira has not yet addressed whether or not the change in her social profile was her way of coming out as lesbian. She has however changed her profile picture and cover photo on Twitter.