Shakira's boyfriend has urged her to be less sexy.

The Columbian singer admits Antonio de la Rua - the son of former Argentinean President Fernando de la Rua - was shocked the first time he saw her revealing outfit for the video for 'She Wolf', in which she cavorts in a cage appearing to wear just a black belt and stilettos.

She said: "He did not expect that at all. When he saw me in my flesh-toned leotard bodysuit, he was like, 'Could you not have worn a scarf at least.' "

However, the 32-year-old star has no plans to tone down her raunchy image and is planning a private show to make it up with Antonio.

She added: "I kept the cage from my 'She Wolf' video. I may use it some other time."

The 'Hips Don't Lie' singer recently admitted she wants to settle down and have children with 36-year-old Antonio - but only when she feels ready to stop working.

She said: "All my energy is so adrenalized, I can't think of anything else but putting together my next world tour, and the ideas are flowing and the wheels are in motion. I'm like a train who can't stop right now. But I think that when it does stop, the next station will be baby station.

"But I wouldn't stop for long. I need to continue being creative. It's my nature."