Shakira can belly dance for days but she might not be able to shimmy out of her latest problem: tax evasion. The Colombian pop star is under investigation for allegedly failing to pay income tax in Spain between 2012 and 2014.
Although Shakira officially moved from the Bahamas to Barcelona to join her partner, Barca soccer player Gerard Pique and their two sons, in 2015, authorities believe she was living in the country before that time.
The Guardian reports that Shakira has since hired auditing firm PwC to handle the case but a spokesperson for the company, Anna Forastier, declined to share any details about it. However, her lawyer reportedly told journalists working on Paradise Papers that "throughout her [Shakira's] professional career and, in every case, has fully met the laws of all the jurisdictions where she has resided." Spanish Prosecutor José Miguel Company said that they'll announce whether or not they'll pursue charges by mid-June.
If they do, Shakira won't be the first celebrity to find themselves in trouble for tax fraud in Spain. Soccer players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, found themselves in a similar situation in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
As for Shakira, she's gearing up to head back on the road after canceling her El Dorado World Tour due to medical issues. Now, the tour is scheduled to kick off in March in Hamberg, Germany with an additional 18 stops across Europe.