03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Shakira Approves Of Illegal Downloading

The Colombian singer Shakira insists that illegal music downloading actually makes her feel closer to her fans and supported those who used internet file-sharing after Lily Allen publicly declared her support for the Government's plans to crack down on the illegal practice.

Shakira told UK's Daily Mail, "I like what's going on because I feel closer to the fans and the people who appreciate the music... It's the democratization of music in a way. And music is a gift. That's what it should be, a gift."

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