On the subject of working with Rihanna, Shakira had this to say: “Working with her was utopia.” (Sidenote: Shakira is the best because she says things like, “Working with her was utopia.” Nobody on the planet, including both native and non-native English speakers, makes better use of the English language than Shakira. That’s all.)
“She’s the sexiest woman on the planet,” she continued. “And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher.” Incredible.
As for her work ethic and ascent to celebrity, she explained, “I’ve shaken hands at every radio station, from Honduras to Ryan Seacrest. One day [I realized I was famous] enough. But here’s the thing: I’m still hungry. But I’m not hungry for fame — just the need to prove myself that I can still do this”.
Brace yourself for “Can’t Remember To Forget,” which drops January 13.
Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.