Shakira says she's the victim of a shakedown — and she has the emails to prove it.
The pop powerhouse has filed a personal declaration in Los Angeles County Superior Court saying her former flame Antonio de la Rua admitted in writing he never had a stake in any of her companies and therefore has no right to sue her for $100 million.
De la Rua originally sued the Colombian chanteuse in New York, claiming he built the "Shakira" brand, but he discontinued that action to pursue his claim in California.
In her court declaration made public Tuesday, Shakira says de la Rua "explicity" told both her and her mother in a January 2011 email string that he was not her business partner.
"Just so you know, I am not Shakira's partner in coquito or any of her other companies. We have everything very neatly and she it the sole owner and beneficiary of her companies," reads a copy of the Jan. 16, 2011, email attached as an exhibit.