Shakira Admits to Financial Loss on Debut World Tour Due to $1 Million Cobra Incident


Shakira Admits to Financial Loss on Debut World Tour Due to $1 Million Cobra Incident

Shakira is known for being meticulous about the production elements of her tours and performances, a quality that has sometimes cost her money. During a recent interview on Hot Ones with Sean Evans, the Colombian pop star revealed that she lost money on her 2002 Tour of the Mongoose due to a giant cobra background element used at the beginning of her shows. The cobra prop cost $1 million to produce, making it expensive to take on the road. Despite the tour being a success with sold-out shows everywhere, she still ended up taking a loss because of the costly prop.

The Tour of the Mongoose was Shakira’s third-ever tour, celebrating the release of her first English album, Laundry Service. Some of the songs she performed during the tour included hits like “Whenever, Wherever,” “The One,” and “Ciega, Sordomuda.”

During the interview, Shakira also mentioned that she is a huge fan of the TV show Family Guy and had reached out to its creator, Seth MacFarlane, to help translate her 2009 song “Loba” into English for its version, “She Wolf.” However, she ended up writing the English lyrics herself, finding the right words that she wanted to convey.

In addition to her interview, Shakira recently released her album Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, featuring collaborations with artists like Cardi B, Grupo Frontera, and Rauw Alejandro. The album includes tracks such as “Puntería,” “Entre Paréntesis,” and “Cohete.”

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