(Scroll down for video) A world renowned singer was sued for $100 million after ripping off her former business partner, according to a new lawsuit filed in a California court.
The former boyfriend and former business partner of Shakira is suing the Colombian singer for $100 million, saying he is the chief architect of her success.
The entrepreneur, Antonio de la Rua of Argentina said that their separate business partnership, which ended in 2011, when Shakira signed a new partnership with management company Roc Nation, entitles him to $100 million from Shakira.
De la Rua and Shakira, whose real name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, met in 2000 and began dating shortly thereafter.
In the lawsuit filed Friday in Superior Court of California, De la Rua said the success of Shakira, was not just about her luck, but the result of an uphill battle to conquer the music world that Mebarak and Rua fought together as business partners.
The Rua called himself the chief architect of her management team and business plan that set Shakira on the road to lasting financial success, according to the lawsuit.
“Seems like Shakira is a big rip off like a lot of other famous Hollywood stars. Many become extremely ignorant and just bad human beings. Shame on her,” Lisa Elder, 24, of Hollywood, California told YourJewishNews.com.
However, not everyone agreed with Elder.
“Some people are just jealous of her. Seems like her former boyfirend regrets breaking up with her now that Shakira is a success and is looking to take her money,” Betty Renkin, 25, of Sacramento, California told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the lawsuit.
The singer recently signed a 10 year deal with Live Nation worth $300 million.
The lawsuit cites as evidence and email Shakira sent to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino in 2011 that said: "The break up from my boyfriend only involves the romantic aspect of our relationship. Rua’s word is mine. We remain partners in all our projects."Mobile video not loading? Click here to view