(CNN Spanish) – Shakira feels emotionally empowered after the collaboration with the Argentine producer Bizarrap.
“I think I would be in a very different place if I had not had that song, the chance to express myself, to think about pain,” the Colombian singer told the Mexican journalist Enrique Acevedo, in the first interview she gave after releasing the controversial song. with the Argentine and one more song with his compatriot Karol G.
The impact on Shakira of her collaboration with Bizarrap
The theme, which was launched on January 11, was the most explicit in terms of what was his separation with the former soccer player Gerard Piqué and in which, through a play on words, he names both him and his current partner, Clara Chía.
The singer thanked Bizarrap for the opportunity to vent, she says, to heal the pain.
“I think someone had to take a photo of the day I worked on session 53 with Bizarrap, a before and after. I entered the studio in one way and left in another and it is one of the things that I am most grateful to Biza for giving me that space, that opportunity to vent. And yes, it was a great relief, also necessary for my own healing, for my own recovery process, ”said the interpreter.
Shakira says that success was possible thanks to her 10-year-old son Milan. “The thing about session 53 with Biza is the result of a suggestion from Milan”, says the singer.
“Milan told me: ‘Mommy, you have to do something with Bizarrap… He’s the Argentinian god!'” Shakira says, adding that it was thanks to him that she got to know the music of the Argentine producer.
The subject unleashed endless comments, messages of support and also criticism on social networks and television programs for Shakira’s artistic choice to heal the wounds of heartbreak.
In the interview, the singer confessed that she has always been “emotionally dependent on men” and that “she also bought that story that a woman needs a man to complete herself, a family,” she said.
“Now I feel complete because I feel that I depend on myself and that I also have two children that depend on me, so I have to be stronger than a lioness,” said the Colombian interpreter.
That strength, Shakira adds, comes from grieving, assimilating frustration and accepting that sometimes things don’t turn out the way you think.
“I also had that dream of having a family in which the children had a father and a mother under the same roof. Not all dreams in life come true, but life finds a way to make it up to you in some way,” Shakira said.
Shakira’s message to women
The “BZRP music sessions Vol. 53” generated a wave of support for the Colombian from women, something that does not go unnoticed by the interpreter.
“I have realized that women are at a really key moment for society. We are at a point where the support that we can receive from each other is very relevant, it is very important, ”she added.
To describe that support, Shakira borrowed a phrase from the former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. “She has a phrase that I love, which says ‘that there is a place in hell reserved for those women who do not support others’. Yes, I completely agree,” Shakira told Acevedo.
In her social networks, the Colombian has always had affectionate gestures with her colleagues, such as sending a message to Karol G after her presentation at Coachella, wishing Rihanna luck before her presentation at the Super Bowl, the message she sent to the presenter , Venezuelan comedian and actress Erika de la Vega after a reflection on her “music session”, among others.
This is not the first time he has talked about women in an interview. In a conversation with Elle Spain magazine In September of last year, the singer spoke about how women are resilient and how she overcomes adversity.
“I think that women are resilient. You know, we have this resilience that is innate (…). So you ask me how I manage this. I manage, I suppose, by reminding myself that I need to be an example for my children , that I need to be what they want me to be, and what I want them to become,” Shakira recalled.