For over 20 years, Shakira has penned some of our generation’s most iconic heartbreak songs.
Who hasn’t stayed up crying to “Antología” or feel every single word of “Inevitable?” How many of us haven’t felt “Ciega, Sordomuda” or put on “Sale el sol” to believe in love again?
At every point of her career, her music has permeated the soul of mujeres worldwide because, let’s be honest, if someone knows how to turn her broken heart into art, it’s Shakira.
Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Shakira at the “Elvis” Red Carpet.
Now, at 45 years old, she has made history with her new track “BZRP Music Sessions #53” where she lays out her trapos sucios and all the suffering, infidelity, and public humiliation she experienced and survived with ex-partner Gerard Piqué, washing him away with some much-needed Laundry Service.
Of course, as a woman, her chart-topping success also received mockery and criticism from the public as they expected Shakira to suffer in silence, as they preferred the version of her that reached for her bleeding heart on the floor of a grocery store in the video of “Monotonía” and not the empowered loba that is now howling at the moon with all her might.
Some said she didn’t think of her children.
Others that “hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.”
Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images Shakira with Sasha and Milan Piqué.
It leaves me wondering: did anyone bother to think about Shakira’s children while Piqué brought his lovers to his home? When they appeared on the cover of magazines at social events together? Did anyone ever