Shakira has decided to not perform at the grand opening ceremony

of the Fifa World Cup citing personal reasons.

The Waka Waka hitmaker has changed her mind about her appearance

at the upcoming ceremony due to personal reasons as per Marca Magazine.

The Spanish news outlet reported that the claim was made on

the show El programa de Ana Rosa that the Columbian singer stepped back from

the world's biggest football tournament.

"It's been confirmed to me that Shakira will not perform at the opening ceremony

but they won't say if she will have another role throughout the World Cup,"

the outlet quoted Adriana Dorronsoro.

Shakira has previously set the stage on fire at the opening ceremony of the iconic event three times in 2006, 2010, and 2014.