Shakira spoke with the MGN about her decision to use boyfriend Antonio de la Rua, who is the son of a former Argentine president, as her boyfriend in the ‘Underneath Your Clothes’ video. “It’s a very personal song and I wrote it for Antonio in the first place,” she explained. “The video needed some romantic scenes and I felt I was not able to do them with some model or actor I had only literally just shaken hands with. I don’t want to kiss a guy on the neck when I hardly know his name. So I told Antonio I needed his help. I told him he would be fine and in the end he had no choice.”
Shakira’s Latin People Don’t Compare Her To Britney
July 14, 2002 – Ted Kessler of the Guardian spoke with Shakira, who insists she’s different from Britney Spears. “I just want everybody to understand me,” she said. “Just like all my Latin people understand me little by little with each album. They don’t compare me to Britney, you know. They’d be like, ‘What? Britney?’ Nothing wrong with Britney, she’s a great artist and very beautiful, but I was pretty surprised to be compared to her in America and Britain. But I think that’s because there isn’t a full understanding of my musical proposal here. That’s just a matter of time, though.” Read more.