The opening ceremony of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will not be attended by Shakira.
The Colombian, a regular appearer at this type of event, as seen in past World Cups, will not perform at Qatar, much like Dua Lipa.
Without Shakira, the ceremony loses a lot, as she is one of the H๏τtest artists of the moment. Her separation from Gerard Pique has only served to boost her popularity.
According to the newspaper Metro, the singer was never in talks to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup. The rumors may come from the fact that the organizers of the opening ceremony created a list of artists they would like to perform and among them was Shakira. This confusion almost cost the Colombian singer dearly.
Awaiting official confirmation from Shakira
There was no official statement from Shakira, but social media has already issued its verdict. By being linked to this ceremony, Shakira was at risk of losing her reputation for some time, since many artists have refused to perform in Qatar despite the millions they were offered.
Shakira has always been a person deeply committed to equality and human rights, something that she would have been questioned about had she agreed to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup.