Colombian superstar Shakira has turned her pain into power with back-to-back releases, following her very public breakup with former Spanish football player Gerard Piqué. Her latest collaboration with Argentine DJ and record producer Bizarrap; “BZRP Music Sessions #53,” throws hints at her relationship and the heartache she had to go through.
Shakira stays inspired and keeps on dropping one masterpiece after another. Following “Te Felicito” with Rauw Alejandro and “Monotonía” ft. Ozuna, the “La Tortura” singer seems to be pouring all her disappointment and sadness into her songs. The songwriter has found a way to heal herself and the fans are loving it.
In the last one, “BZRP Music Sessions #53,” together with Bizarrap, Shakira has shared another page of her sentimental diary, in which she does not act as the distressed or betrayed woman, but rather stands firm and proves to be the brave and independent woman she has always been.
The Barranquilla singer-songwriter doesn’t shy away and tells it as it is, “A wolf like me doesn’t have time for novices like you/ I was too much for you, that’s why you’re now with someone more like yourself. You left me the in-laws as my neighbors, media outlets at my door and in debt with the Treasury./ You thought you hurt me, but you made me stronger/ Women don’t cry anymore, they cash in.”
Shakira makes it clear that “BZRP Music Sessions #53” is an autobiographical song as soon as she mentions “Loba,” referring to her ninth studio album She Wolf, which came out back in 2009. You don’t have to guess hard to know who these words are dedicated to: “Y cuando te necesitaba diste tu peor versión / Sorry, baby, hace rato / Que yo debí botar ese gato / Una loba como yo no está pa’ novato'” that roughly translates to “And when you I needed you gave me your worst version / Sorry, baby, it’s been a while / I should have thrown away that cat / A wolf like me is not for a rookie.”
Check out Shakira’s Most Powerful Phrases In “BZRP Music Sessions #53” here: