shakira wasn’t letting a “very rough year” get in the way of his latest record-breaking song.
The music star, 46, caught up with Jimmy Fallon the tonight showwhere she discussed her single “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” and how she joined frontman Bizrap for the project.
“The thing with this song is that it has become an anthem for a lot of women. I’ve had a very difficult year after my breakup, and writing this song has been very important to me,” she said. Nodding her June 2022 break up with long time boyfriend Gerard Piqué,
“It’s been a healthy way to channel my emotions.”
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The song helped Shakira break 14 Guinness World Records and lyrics of song The split, its aftermath and what appears to be about Pyke’s, 36, current girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti, In it, she sings “You walk around saying you’re a champion / And when I needed you / You gave the worst version of yourself.”
Shakira said on Fallen, “When we did this song, I really felt like I didn’t even have fans.” “I have a sisterhood of women who have been through the same things that I’ve been through, who think the way I do, who feel the way I feel, who put up with so much bullshit Had to.”
“And you know, I wrote the song for me,” she said. “But also, I think it was meant to be — and maybe for so many women that there was also a need for a platform, and a voice to represent them in so many ways.”
Shakira said during the discussion that it was her and Piqué’s 10-year-old son, Milan, who encouraged her to work with Bizrap.
Shakira told Fallon, “He told me, ‘Mom, you have to do a collaboration with Bizrap. You have to do a song with Bizrap, because you guys are going to be No. 1. ‘” “And he sent a voice note to my manager, Jaime. He said, ‘You have to put my mom on a song with Bizzrap because they’re going to be No. 1.’ And he was right.”
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Shakira, who also shares 8-year-old Sasha with Piqué, announced her split from the soccer star last June after first confirm their relationship In March 2011. They initially met on the set of her music video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, which served as the official anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
“We regret to confirm that we are separating,” the couple said in a joint statement. “We ask for privacy at this time for the well-being of our children, which is our top priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and respect.”
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Since then, pique instagram official gone with girlfriend Clara Chia Marti, 23, in January, while Shakira has released three tracks addressing the split. The second is a collaboration with Colombian star Karol G titled “TQG,” where they sing about seeing a former partner move on.
Shakira sang in Spanish, “I’m sorry to see you with the new one / But I’m already set on my own.” “I forgot what we were living / And it pissed you off / That even life reformed me / You’re not welcome here anymore / I saw your girlfriend throw up on me / It doesn’t make me angry, I laugh.”
And in the chorus of her latest global smash with Bizrap, Shakira declares in the song, “I’m too good for you, and so are you to be with someone like you.”
“I wish you luck with my potential replacement / I don’t even know what happened to you,” she sang. “I deserve two out of 22 [year old] / You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo / You traded a Rolex for a Casio / You’re going fast, slow / Lots of time in the gym, but your brain needs a little work, too.”