J Balvin Cancelled By Shakira Fans For Seemingly Throwing Shade During Interview
J Balvin is the latest to fall victim to the "is over party" trend on Twitter, after Shakira fans decided he was cancelled for appearing to throw shade at her during an interview with the Black Eyed Peas. On Wednesday (June 24th), BEP participated in a Q&A with Billboard to discuss their new album Translation alongside two of the album's featured artists, Maluma and J Balvin. At one point, the interviewer, Leila Cob, asks BEP whether they had to be "more flexible" with Maluma and J Balvin, to which will.i.am responds, "I had to be the most flexible with Shakira."
Emma McIntyre/Getty ImagesJ Balvin immediately breaks out into a fit of laughter before will.i.am goes on to explain what he meant. "But I learned from her," he clarifies, "because the way she does it is like a school." He then describes the process by which Shakira operates when working with other artists: “Number one, fix number one like this, here are my notes. And then for number two, I would really like to address this on number two, and then for number three…” At that point, J Balvin interjects, "And then you go back to one, then go to seven, then go to 10, then go to 20, and then go back to number one. One is the one."
While J Balvin and Shakira have never actually collaborated on a song before, you'll recall that he and Bad Bunny did make guest appearances during Shakira and J-Lo's Super Bowl LIV halftime show performance. Safe to say, Shakira fans were not impressed with his comments, and as far they're concerned, he's officially "over."