I never thought it was fair for an 8-year-old child not to be able to afford shoes, or to wander the streets having to beg for money. To know that child's joy would end soon, when they realised there was no future.
My videos represent the artist in me very well, but not the kind of woman I am.
Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover.
I like fragrances that have some sweetness to them. All three I have developed have that as a common element.
In the full light of day, I don't want to think about the sunset.
Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.