The singer was unable to attend her March meeting with the Venezuelan president, and sent a signed guitar instead as an apology of sorts.
Shakira was due to visit Hugo Chávez in Caracas last March, when she performed a show in the city; her plane was late, however, and she missed her appointment.
Chávez regretted not being able to meet with her, but welcomed her to the country via his weekly TV show “Aló Presidente,” a sweet gesture indeed until he bellowed Chaka-Chaka, instead of the world renowned Waka-Waka.
Information Minister Andres Izarra posted a photo of the guitar on Twitter after it arrived on Saturday.
Chávez, who is currently recovering from knee surgery, thanked Shakira for the present in a live phone call broadcast on Vtv, and said he stayed up all night playing tunes on his new instrument, hear him sing at the end of the video below.