February 26, 2010 02:04:05 GMT
'Gypsy' music video witnesses the young tennis player caressing Shakira before landing a kiss on her lips.
Playing a couple, Shakira and Rafael Nadal are all over each other in a newly-premiered music video for her latest single "Gypsy". Starting with the singer playing a harmonica, it continues showing her and the tennis player getting intimate. Nearing the end, the two share a passionate kiss on the lips.
"Gypsy" is taken from Shakira's sixth English studio album "She Wolf" which has been in stores since October 2009. The song is also re-recorded in Spanish called "Gitana". Music videos for the English and Spanish versions are directed by Jaume de Laiguana.
On her decision to pick up Rafael Nadal as her leading man in the video, Shakira said, "I thought that maybe I needed someone (in the video) I could in some way identify with." She continued, "And Rafael Nadal is a person who has been totally committed to his career since he was very young, since he was 17, I believe. (The song represents my) way of living and seeing life. I've been on the road since I was very young, so that's where the gypsy metaphor comes from."
Shakira was once rumored to date Rafael after spotted having a series of meetings with him including a dinner at a hotel in Barcelona, Spain. But her representative was quick to deny it, saying "It was a dinner organized with the director to brief Rafa on what was expected from him in the video."
Shakira's "Gypsy" music video