‘A healthy way to channel my emotions’: Shakira hints at her split from ex Gerard Pique on ‘The Tonight Show’

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Pop sensation Shakira hinted at her split from ex-husband Gerard Pique during the sensational performance of her No. 1 hit song TQG on Friday, March 10 on ‘The Tonight Show’ At New York.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer took the stage to give her first-ever live performance of the song which rocketed up the charts and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200. Shakira took the opportunity to say more on the song, which many think. is a diss track towards her ex Gérard with whom she spent 11 years and shares two children. While discussing the show with host Jimmy Kimmel, she explained that the song was “a healthy way to channel my emotions”, while adding that she had to “put up with so much c***”.

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“People really connect with music”

.@shakira shares that “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53″ was influenced by her personal life and was written as a women’s anthem. #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/mXLPCUIfYF

— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) March 11, 2023

Referring to her breakup with ex-husband Gerard Pique, she shared, “It’s amazing to feel the reaction from so many people. I think people really connect with music when it’s real and authentic, it comes from a real place. The thing about this song is that it’s become like an anthem for so many women.”

“I had a very difficult year after my separation and writing this song was so important to me. It was a healthy way to channel my emotions. I feel like after releasing this song, I felt like I not only had fans but a sisterhood of women who’ve been through the same things, think like I think, feel like I feel, and had to put up with so much c***, like I had to “, added the singer.

Shakira looked sensational in a black mesh bodysuit

Shakira donned a pair of leather leggings and a black mesh bodysuit which was a perfect revenge look to perform the song. (Youtube/The Tonight Show)

Not only was the performance sensational, but the Colombian singer looked quite sensational in a pair of leather chaps while showing off her figure in a black mesh bodysuit. The bodysuit featured a cutout detail below the breast while a silver zip detail adorned the center of her chap pants. She opted for a radiant makeup palette while keeping her long, loose curls open.

Barcelona's Gerard Pique with Shakira during red carpet arrivals for the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala on January 9, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique with Shakira during red carpet arrivals for the 2011 FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala on January 9, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

The singer then opened up about the strawberry jam reference in a clip for her April 2022 single Te Felicito, which featured a clip of her collaborator Rauw Alejandro’s head inside an open fridge. Shakira knew Gerard and their two children didn’t like strawberry jam, so she suspected someone else had been staying at their house when she found the jar empty after returning home. So, that was a dig at her ex.


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