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When you're a public figure who is practically always in the spotlight--especially on a worldwide stage--a bit of controversy from time to time is probably inevitable. But we have to say, it doesn't seem international pop star Shakira has tried all that hard to avoid it. Earlier this week, it was discovered that she transferred millions of dollars in musical rights into an offshore account, and though it's likely not illegal, it is raising eyebrows.

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