Shakira: Cross-Dresser, Free Music Advocate, Jonas Brothers Collaborator?

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Speaking of Western sexy performances! Shakira too has been multitasking, but not in the way most busy business ladies usually are, what with their face-lifts, Shiatsu massages, and fish pedicures. In fact Shakira’s been busy going to college, where she probably learned about the magic of file sharing. And somewhere in there was a mixer at the TriKap house involving choosing your favorite JoBros.

After wrapping up her 2005 tour for Oral Fixation, Shakira found out what it meant to be a boy. She’d roll out of bed in the morning, throw on whatever she wanted, drink beer with the guys, and chase after girls. But mostly, she attended UCLA in secret and took a course in history. To throw stalkers off her scent, she used her middle name, either “Isabel” or “Mebarak.”

One of the great lessons she must’ve learned then, as college is rife with life lessons you just can’t buy, was that music is a gift. She says on the sticky subject of file-sharing, “I like what’s going on because I feel closer to the fans and the people who appreciate the music. It’s the democratization of music in a way.” She adds, “And music is a gift. That’s what it should be, a gift.”

You know what would be the greatest gift of all? No, not earplugs each time “She Wolf” comes on. For people who are into three-piece boybands whose running gimmick is virginity, it would be a JoBro-Shakira collaboration, naturally.