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Shakira's boyfriend demands no men in music videos: Territorial or domineering?

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Relationship questions arose on Friday when “Shakira’s Return: The Billboard Cover Story” first materialized. Gerard Pique, Shakira’s young soccer-player boyfriend and father to son Milan, has demanded men not appear in the hot Colombian’s music videos. Shakira calls his behavior territorial and protective, but is Pique’s insistence mere dominance?

Risqué behavior in and out of music videos and on MTV’s stage has been rumored to be a factor in the breakup of Robin Thicke’s marriage to longtime sweetheart Paula Patton. In that vein, it would be understandable if Shakira’s boyfriend were simply protecting what’s his when he demanded men are out of the question in the 37-year-old’s music videos. However, something in the way Shakira detailed Pique’s demeanor in the Billboard spread struck a chord that bellowed domineering machismo, or something worse.

He's very territorial, and since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women. It's more than implied in our relationship that I can't do videos like I used to. It's out of the question - which I like, by the way. I like that he protects his turf and he values me, in a way that the only person that he would ever let graze my thigh would be Rihanna.

So, it is ok to have Rihanna stroke the mother of your child to fulfill your sexual fantasies, but not a man? Who is to say a woman couldn’t turn your significant other’s fancy just as much as a male? And what’s worse is Shakira used the words “he no longer lets me,” as if he has control over her every move. He won't let you or what? If she wants to respect his wishes, that is understandable, but the terminology states something from the 1950s.

The 27-year-old Gerard Pique is uncomfortable with Shakira entwined amongst sexual situations in her music videos. However, the smoky Latina singer exudes sensuality, and those “hips don’t lie”, fiery passion is the essence of “The Voice” coach. True love does not dictate change.

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