Shakira is calling out the former flame who’s suing her for $250 million — lambasting his claim that he’s responsible for her success and asking a judge to throw his case out.
Antonio de la Rua says he had been advising her throughout their relationship and offered to use his background in law, “marketing, brand-building and political campaign management” in a more active way after her successful 2004 tour somehow lost money.
He said he talked her into recording “Hips Don’t Lie,” which she initially “hated,” and orchestrated her $300 million deal with Live Nation in 2008.
He also says he “inspired” her to write the song “Waka Waka” with a recording he had made of African-inspired Colombian music, and was the one who successfully campaigned for it to be the anthem of the 2010 World Cup.
Her lawyers contend that de la Rua doesn’t have a case because they don’t have any business or partnership agreements in writing. Their filings also say the case shouldn’t be fought in New York — it should be heard in the Bahamas, where they lived together, or in Colombia, where Shakira is from and where de la Rua has been spending time.
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