Shakira Declares her Freedom After Feeling Held Back by her Husband

Colombian Superstar Shakira Breaks Records with New Album “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran”

Shakira, the 47-year-old Colombian pop sensation, has recently released her latest album titled “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran,” which translates to “women no longer cry.” The album, which dropped last Friday, has quickly become the highest streamed album of the year, breaking records and garnering critical acclaim.

During an appearance on Monday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Shakira shed light on the inspiration behind the album’s empowering title. She expressed her belief that women have been long constrained by societal expectations to suppress their emotions and pain, implying that women have the agency to choose how to cope with life’s challenges.

“For too long we’ve been sent to cry with script in our hands and without an end just because we’re women,” Shakira shared on the show. “We have to conceal our pain in front of our kids, in front of society. We have to heal in a certain way. And I don’t think anyone is supposed to tell us how to heal.”

Shakira, who recently separated from her longtime partner Gerard Piqué, humorously joked about the breakup during her interview with Fallon. She playfully remarked that being “husband-less” has given her the freedom to focus on her music without any distractions.

“I didn’t have time because of the husband factor. Now I’m husband-less,” she quipped. “Yeah, the husband was dragging me down. Now I’m free. Now I can actually work.”

Despite the emotional turmoil of the breakup, which resulted in the end of her relationship with Piqué and their two children, Milan and Sasha, Shakira found solace in her music. She described her creative process as cathartic, with each song serving as a form of healing and self-expression.

“Each one of these songs really was like catharsis to me, and I felt better and better each time I wrote something,” Shakira shared.

Additionally, Shakira showcased her sons on the album, jokingly mentioning that they are “asking for royalties” to save up for a car in the future. She highlighted the collaborative nature of her music-making process, emphasizing the importance of family and connection in her work.

In a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music 1, Shakira delved deeper into her mindset and motivation behind creating music as a single mother. She expressed a newfound sense of purpose and drive, stating that her role as a mother has only fueled her passion for making music.

“Now it feels totally different. Even though, it’s more challenging because now I’m in charge of these two kids, these two babies that depend on me so much,” Shakira reflected. “And I’m a single mother, I don’t have a husband at home to help out with anything… now I feel like working. I feel like writing songs. I feel like making music.”

Overall, Shakira’s latest album “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” marks a significant milestone in her career, showcasing her resilience, creativity, and evolution as an artist. With record-breaking streams and critical acclaim, Shakira continues to push boundaries and inspire listeners with her powerful music and empowering message.