Shakira will face off against the Spanish government wherever, whenever.
According to the pop star's team, Shakira rejected a deal to settle her tax evasion case, in which prosecutors allege she defrauded Spain's government of $15 million. Details of the deal are not known.
Shakira, 45, "trusts her innocence and chooses to leave the issue in the hands of the law," the PR firm Llorente y Cuenca told the Associated Press.
A trial date has not been set. If found guilty of tax evasion, Shakira could face prison time. On Friday, prosecutors said they'd seek an eight-year, two-month prison sentence if she's convicted.
A rep for the "Hips Don't Lie" singer said, "Shakira has always cooperated and abided by the law, demonstrating impeccable conduct as an individual and a taxpayer, and faithfully following the counsel of PriceWaterhouse Coopers, a prestigious and globally recognized tax firm."
The rep continued, "Unfortunately, the Spanish Tax Office, which loses one out of every two lawsuits with its taxpayers, continues to violate her rights and pursue yet another baseless case. Shakira is confident that her innocence will be proven by the end of the judicial process."
Back in 2018, the Spanish government charged Shakria, claiming she failed to pay 14.5 million euros ($15 million) in income earned between 2012 and 2014. According to the AP, the case hinges on where Shakira lived during that time period. Prosecutors say she was in Spain, as her longtime partner, Gerard Piqué, was starring for the Barcelona soccer team. But, during that time, Shakira listed her official residence as the Bahamas.
Shakira's team claims she's completely in the clear and paid what she owed to Spain.
The Colombian pop star has had a trying few months. Not only has she opted to go to trial, but she and Gerard ended their 11-year relationship amid rumors of infidelity.
On June 1, El Periodico claimed Shakira dumped Gerard after she caught him with another woman. The Spanish newspaper added that the soccer star, who shares two children with Shakira, relocated from their family home to a bachelor pad in Barcelona, where he's said to be enjoying his single status.