The "Hips don't lie" performer was apparently on an adventure trip where you get to watch seals and sea lions, and "was complaining to my guide Andrew that I never get to see wild animals up close on adventurous trips", she said.
Shakira wanted to remedy this, and went down the rock to try and pet the mammals whispering cute words and trying to take pictures of them with her blinged girly BlackBerry. All of a sudden, one of the sea lions jumped out of the water, and got within a foot from her, huffing and puffing, and apparently trying to get her.
The singer's brother swooped in, and dragged her away from the animal, bruising them both on the rocks in the process. Apparently, she said, the animal thought she is dangling food in front of the sea lions and seals, mistaking the reflections on her BlackBerry for a fish, and then put it away, at which point the animal thought this aggression on their senses will not stand anymore, and tried to have a bite anyway.
As one of the comments on Shakira's Facebook post about the incident rightfully points out: "be careful, they don't know who you are!". "Now I'm off to see some penguins! I hope they are a bit more friendly!", was Shakira's final take on the matter.
source: Shakira (Facebook) via CrackBerry