Shakira Was Attacked By A Sea Lion, Just FYI

Who would attack Shakira? Only a sea lion, obvs?

LOOK, we know by virtue of the fact that the critter has “lion” in its name we should inherently fear and respect the almighty sea lion, but how CAN we when they are essentially seals with ears? They’re incredibly cute when they lounge mermaid-style along the shore!

Clearly, Shakira shared our National Geographic-worthy aquatic mammal classification system vis-à-vis violence when she unwittingly tempted one with her BlackBerry, which said sea lion rudely (and wrongly) decided was a fish. The songbird was attacked by the sea animal while on tour in Cape Town, South Africa, and had to be saved by her brother! Luckily, she escaped with just some minor scrapes on her hand.

Read more about Shakira’s weird/scary sea lion attack after the jump.

“I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the BlackBerry I was taking these pics with, with some sort of fish,” Shakira recounted on her Facebook wall. “It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it.”

This sea lion is no SeaWorld-bound sucker performing for scraps, y’all. Forget that Shamu s***, that’s for chumps. Nope, this sea lion was all, “Estoy aqui, Shakira. I’LL be the she wolf in disguise in THIS scenario.”

No word at this time on whether Shakira’s truth-telling hips made the sea lion want to speak Spanish. Later, Shakira chilled with some way more mellow penguins (pictured with her, above) and called it a day. “Definitely friendlier!!” she tweeted.

Photo credit: @shakira