Shakira Covers Glamour / Talks Working With Rihanna

Published: Wednesday 8th Jan 2014 by Sam

With less than one week remaining until Shakira unleashes new single ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You (ft. Rihanna)’, the dynamo diva’s team are cranking promotional efforts into overdrive.

Currently gearing up for a return to The Voice in February, the singer this month graces the cover of Glamour Magazine.

Looking stunning as ever, the Latin superstar’s enclosed interview made for a great read too.

Flip the hood to check out what Shakira had to say about working with Ms. Fenty, motherhood, her upcoming album, and more…

Shakira on working with Rihanna…

“Working with her was utopia. She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. 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.

Shakira on working with fellow The Voice judge Adam Levine and other men in the industry…

“Dealing with boys at work and being the only girl can be challenging. I have my insecurities, but I’ve learned I have to be a good sport. I have to be able to take certain jokes and not take them personally. There are jokes made almost every second of the day. I had to develop a tough hide. You know, the music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time—producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers.”

Shakira on her success…

“Success happened little by little for me. I tasted the flavor of fame in small doses: I started at 10 years old when I won a music contest; I was performing at birthday parties, company meetings. I met with a record executive when I was 13 and sang ‘Material Girl’ to a cassette-tape boom box. I’ve shaken hands at every radio station, from Honduras to Ryan Seacrest’s. 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 to myself that I can still do this.”

Shakira on her vision for her life…

“I feel like I’m not on earth just to shake it and shake it endlessly, you know?”

Shakira on whether she has gotten any grief from Latin fans about her blond hair or being too thin…

“At the beginning. But my man, Gerard, prefers meat over bone. He doesn’t like too skinny. [Laughs.] That takes pressure off. I already have a lot to worry about. This month I’m not exercising because I have an album to finish and I have a baby. And I like these pastries in front of me.”

Shakira on whether the injustice she saw growing up planted the seed for her education charity…

“Being raised in a developing country opened my eyes to so much I cannot tolerate. In Colombia, education is sometimes considered a luxury, not a human right. And it’s not a priority in the agendas of many leaders. I feel a real sense of duty to use the voice and the platform I’ve been afforded by my fame to speak out for those whose voices don’t get a chance to be heard. [The Barefoot Foundation] provides education to vulnerable kids who live in extreme poverty. We’ve built six schools in Colombia and do work in South Africa and Haiti. We teach 5,000 students.”


Source: Glamour // Photographer: Nicholas Moore


Taught her a few moves? Who knew Shaki had such a funny-bone!

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  1. Mother January 8, 2014

    Sam you’re petty as s***, of all the wonderful things Shaki said in the interview, like opening schools and giving vulnerable children a chance; instead of highlighting that you choose to throw unnecessary shade. That Grape Juice, really isn’t exempt from that letter Ciara wrote the other day.

  2. AutoFill Truthteller, D January 8, 2014

    You better learn those dance moves from the bajam queen. That s how u become truly worldwide including us success.
    Love you Shakira… Hope Rihanna put u back from on the map statewide as u deserve.
    I m soooo down for another Where Have You Been video… Or at least another Rude boy …

  3. Lana Del Bey January 8, 2014

    I’m looking forward to seeing what a shakira/riri collab will dish out, but it’s going to be hard to too the musical cohesion that was beyonce and shakira! I’m still trying to clock that hip roll they do on the wall

  4. TurntUp4Cici January 8, 2014

    Dance moves? Elle oh to the elle.

  5. Nicky January 8, 2014

    this will destroy beautiful liar and telephone


  6. RitaBonita January 8, 2014

    Shakira is only saying that because they have the same manager. The only move Rihanna knows how to do is the line up and sniff routine she does with Cara.

  7. BeyBeyKing January 8, 2014

    Oh Shakira, you really ARE a Beautiful Liar.

  8. FutureCIARA January 8, 2014

    Its really no secret….. The shade Sam threw at Rihanna was well thrown.

    The whole world knows Rihanna is NOT the greatest dancer, So for her to be teaching anybody any moves is a kii in itself.

    She cant even demonstrate moves while performing live on stage… We all know Shakira was just being modest and it was most likely the other way around. Shakira was the Teacher and Ri was just observing

  9. FutureCIARA January 8, 2014

    Im excited for this though, I have ideas in my head of how i want the record to sound…

    Very Latin and Island themed with a lot of spice, Something that makes me want Summer to get here quick… I agree with staying away from the EDM sound, but it should definitely have a sound that makes people want to dance and wind, and belly roll.

    We’ll have to wait and see next week!

  10. Lulu January 8, 2014

    This is going to be one nasally mess.

  11. Naomi January 8, 2014

    Lol to bad the song is dance. And yes we know Riris not a great dancer.

    Shakira was being nice but we all know she would murder her at dancing.

  12. BEYONCÉ January 8, 2014

    2 GOATS

  13. the truth honey January 8, 2014


  14. Rihanna takes over 2014 January 8, 2014

    The Hives are pissed. Her single with shakira is coming next week. This will end Bey’s hype. RIHANNA is trending like a motherf*ck*r on Twitter without a new album.THE MONSTER IS STILL #1 ON the BB Hot 100. Bey’s single has failed to make any impact. She has failed to make her single slay like Single Ladies. THERE IS NO CHANCE for Beyonce.That marketing strategy was a good idea for her because her new would have never seen the light of day.

    Yes @ Shakira praising the QUEEN’S DANCING. Rihanna is Caribbean so she is born to dance.In Barbados THEY Wyne and sometimes Jamaican dancing. Rihanna taught Shakira some of those moves.

  15. Tash January 8, 2014

    Shakira is a nice person

  16. Lovebird January 8, 2014

    I can’t wait to hear this song, should be good and the video should be fantastic.

  17. That Dude January 8, 2014

    My body is so ready for this collab. Ppl will forget DRUNK IN LOVE as it continues to fade away on the hot 100 like seriously tho it peaked at what? #12?

    WHAT NOW was released about a year after the album and still managed to do just as well as Bey’s first single. girl bye!

  18. Mya January 8, 2014

    Lol Rihanna fans talking about Drunk In Love like the Hive is bothered about featured songs while Beys album is continuing to sell at full price, more than some girls first week, even after the January sales drop. They want us to be mad, we’re just not.

    Good luck to Shakira.

  19. Lovebird January 8, 2014

    Seems to me like Beyonce fans are the ones who are mad.

  20. moe January 8, 2014

    i cant see there song smasin , will flop hard , im looking for jlo #SameGirl it sounds amazing

  21. Super Cisus January 8, 2014

    Will be biggest flop of 2014 kii

  22. Beyond amazing January 8, 2014

    Rihanna teaching someone how to dance? Hahaha freaking halarious. And us Bey fans hating, nah. The real queen is wining. Yes Rih might have number one poptart hits but the QUEEN has number one ablums. Chump on that Rih clowns. Oh Shikira, Rih teaching you how to dance? Can”t be foreal. Lol.

  23. DIGGER BEY January 8, 2014

    Lmaooooooo R**** teaching someone dance moves???? LMFAO. Shakira..@Gurl just tell us that R**** taught u how to suck a mean d*** and how to pop them legs open around men. The only dance she knows is p*ssy poppin and grabbing her infected h***** nasty box. #SHAKIRA….BISH PLEASE

  24. DIGGER BEY January 8, 2014


  25. DIGGER BEY January 8, 2014

    And Shakira, hun if u want anyone to take u serious. This must bey ur last time working with an Untalented Wordly H** in the music business. R**** is gonna bring ur artistry down. It worked with Britney because she was already an lost cause.

  26. tata January 8, 2014

    why not just support b ey and riri thou? 2 black women doing the damn thang! instead of putting one down to make the other one seem better! i love queen b and hv so much love for riri as well the sky is big enough for 2,3,4 stars!

  27. quetta January 9, 2014

    Shakira is lying! Rihanna doesn’t look half as good as her. And honestly I’m really interested in this song.

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