Shakira has been giving her fans a lot to think about. The 44-year-old Latina icon recently sent followers into a tizzy after a recent display picture change on Instagram and Twitter. Speculations ran amok that the Colombian singer was sending out an underlying message about her sexuality with her new DP—resembling a Lesbian flag.

Shakira's social media DP change, which served up as a prelude to her upcoming release. Her new single “Don’t Wait Up” is slated to drop on Friday, and it’s already creating a buzz for more reasons than one.

While there wasn’t any explicit mention of her coming out as lesbian, it didn’t take long for hashtags like #shakiracomingoutintheopen and #shakiralesbian to flood Twitter. According to Variety, Shakira suggested that an earlier release was on the cards this week by her changing social media channels with multi-hued pink branding and sharing a mysterious pre-save link. She confirmed the single Tuesday afternoon by uploading a teaser video, which depicts a heated text conversation.

Sure, there’s no denying that Shakira’s current DP does have a lesbian layout, these are mere assumptions at the end of the day. Scores of users suggested that there could also be a possibility that she was blissfully unaware of what the flag implied. Or better yet, this could just be the Latina singer teasing her future track as she directed to a pre-save link that took fans to the official website of Sony. Shakira’s new offering has been kept under wraps and there’s also a good possibility of her coming out in the open on the all-new track.

Well, this isn’t the first time that the Colombian singer’s homosexual tendencies have been discussed. As reported by MEAWW, a similar buzz made the rounds back in the year 2014, when a rather raunchy video "Can’t Remember to Forget You" featuring Rihanna was launched. The video made waves, having gained over 17.1 million views on day 1 of its release and 100 million views in less than a month.

Despite the buzz, it’s important to note that these have been nothing more than assumptions. Shakira’s currently in a live-in relationship with partner and Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué since 2010, and they share two kids named Milan and Sasha.

Shakira Shakira performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images