updated 04/05/2014 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/05/2014 AT 1:55 PM ET
It sounds like Shakira painted a misleading picture of her boyfriend Gerard Piqué to the media.
A month ago, Billboard posted an interview with the mentor of The Voice, 37, in which she called her man “very territorial,” adding, “Since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women.”
But after some apparent backlash, the pop star wrote a Facebook post on Thursday, clarifying what she really meant by those comments.
“I was being humorous and now I see that some press took it very literally!” she said. “The reality is that we have a beautiful relationship of mutual trust, and jealousy has never been an issue on either side.”
She went on to assure her fans that next time, “I’ll be more careful when attempting to use my sense of humor, as clearly it can be easily misinterpreted!”