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‘Yo Estoy Contigo’: Paquita La Del Barrio Sends A Message To Shakira

Paquita La Del Barrio is known for her canciones de despecho, breakup anthems to end all breakup anthems. Crying in a corner? That’s not Paquita. The Mexican icon is known for lyrics like “Rata de dos patas, te estoy hablando a ti,” after all. Now, the 75-year-old legend is sending a message to Shakira in light of her separation from Piqué and her own powerful breakup track— and it’s the heartwarming abuelita content we needed today.

Paquita La Del Barrio knows all about “ratas de dos patas”… A.K.A. hombres que no sirven

There’s no doubt that the Alto Lucero, Mexico-born singer knows a thing or two about breakups, and well, ratas inmundas. For one, her first husband (18 years her senior) had a whole other secret family, including a wife and kids. That experience led her to write powerful songs about staying strong, and sending those “animales rastreros” and “espectros del infierno” to the curb.

We love the new “Shakira la del Barrio”

Fast-forward to 2023, and Shakira just became our generation’s Paquita la del Barrio. Her record-breaking session with Argentine DJ Bizarrap went viral for a reason: lyrics like “So much talk of being a champion/ And when I needed you, you gave me your worst version” and “I won’t get back with you, not if you cry, not even if you beg” are in-your-face and roast ex Piqué in the best way.

Mentioning both Piqué and his new 23-year-old girlfriend Clara (who he allegedly left Shakira for) by name, the song doesn’t hold back. Things especially get heated when the Colombian superstar mentions how Piqué left her with his mom as her neighbor, with the press a her door, and in debt. But, as she sings: “You thought you hurt me, but you made me stronger. Women don’t cry anymore, women get paid.” Shakira la del Barrio for the win!

Everything to know about Paquita la del Barrio’s wholesome message to Shakira

Now, Paquita la del Barrio’s Instagram message to Shakira shows the similarities between the two stars, offering support to the Colombian singer when she needs it the most.

The Mexican icon tells the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer, “I heard you had a problem with your family. I’m with you because I’m a woman. And if someone in life knows about these things, [it’s me].”

The singer continued to show exactly why she is everyone’s wise abuelita— and a feminist icon to boot. “The important thing is that you have your family, you have who to live for. You have everything in life. Don’t worry.”

Even more heartwarming? Paquita la del Barrio offered her support, “Whenever, Wherever.” She said, “I’m in Mexico, if you need anything… I’m here for you. Sending you a hug, que Dios te bendiga.”

The “Hombres Malvados” singer related to Shakira in more ways than one, saying they have a “very beautiful” job writing about their personal lives. Saying she has “all kinds of problems,” La del Barrio said she has “who to live for,” just like Shakira. She told the Colombian singer, “Echale ganas.”

She finished off her video by singing a song that she hopes “helps” Shakira “in some way.” The icon sang, “

“You made fun of me… I’m tired of holding on… I’ll give you a couple of kneepads, you know why. So you can kneel [and beg] to your mother.” Yas.

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