From an independent Thalia website: “Thalia, singer of such hits as ‘No Me Ensenaste’ and ‘A Quien Le Importa?’ is planning a crossover, and judging by her R&B/hip-hop first single ‘I Want You’ f/ Fat Joe, it’s going to be interesting. According to a South American newspaper, Thalia’s new song titled in English ‘I Won’t Object (To Your Lovin’ or in Spanish ‘No Me Voy A Pedir (Para Sexo)’ steals a blend of beats from Colombian Shakira’s hits ‘Suerte’ and ‘Te Aviso, Te Anuncio’ from her worldwide smash album ‘Servicio de Lavanderia.’ Shakira reportedly wrote a letter to Thalia asking her to change the song, but at press time, Thalia, nor her label, responded to Shakira’s note. Rumors of Thalia copying Shakira’s crossover and her musical technique are spreading across South America and slowly creeping towards the United States. The facts that Thalia dyed her hair blond and has allegedly been taking belly dancing classes at a private club in New York only add fuel to the fire. Thalia, husband Tommy Motolla, or her management could not be reached for comment, but according to a source close to Shakira, she is “very distraught about the whole thing.””
July To Be Thalia’s Month
May 6, 2003 – Thalia’s official website reports that July will be a sensational month for Thalia, a month that tentatively marks two great launches: the launch in the United States of her first English album and the launch of her K-Mart line, an amazing collection of clothing for women and juniors, shoes, accessories, underwear, items for the home and back-to-school.