Lil Wayne Replaces Flo Rida on Shakira Single

Shakira and Lil Wayne

If you’re wondering why Shakira decided to push her album back from October 12 to November 23, blame Timbaland. The producer’s last-minute contribution “Give It Up to Me” caused the project to be delayed in the U.S.

According to Rolling Stone, Shakira first heard Timbo’s production while on her way to the MTV Video Music Awards in September. It was then that she decided to postpone her album’s release in order to include it as the second U.S. single.

Timbaland was originally supposed to rap on the track until Flo Rida replaced him. Then Lil Wayne came into the picture. “Everyone’s breath was taken away when Lil Wayne said he wanted to jump on the record,” said Amanda Ghost, the head of Shakira’s label Epic Records.

The rapper and Colombian bombshell only met once before briefly when they landed at an airport in the Bahamas at the same time. “This is the modern approach to things, with so little time and so much going on,” Shakira told the magazine. “I guess I’ll see him when we shoot the video.”



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9 Comments

  1. Baron

    Not wise to move to November 23. Shakira is not as popular in the States as is internationally, and with Rihanna, Gaga, 50, Timbaland, Jay Sean, and Adam Lambert dropping on that day, it’s gonna be packed.

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  2. listen

    agreed…and the song is not even that hot….what is Epic doing????

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  3. Stylerep

    Yeah, that wasn’t a smart move @ all..*smh

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  4. LAAAAAAT8

    Poor Shakira :-( That song is so “generic”.

    And Yes, she is huge around the world, but in the USA she’s never been able to make it really BIG for a long period of time. As far as I can remember she was “BIG” for a few months in 02 and then a few months in 06 with Hips Don’t Lie.

    I don’t think she’ll make it in the top 10.

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  5. v

    Great song and if lil wayne on it it isa HIT!!!!,she will do well in the USA

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  7. markolo

    yeah think the song is hot! i’ll give a shoot to her this time!

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