Global pop star Shakira revealed how her break up with former Spanish defender Gerard Pique in 2022 was extremely rough in a recent interview. While speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Shakira opened up about her song ‘BZRP Music Session #53’, which reference to her relationship with Pique.

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Shakira talked about how 2022 became an extremely rough period of time after the separation and music was the best outlet for her emotions. She also spoke about feeling lost and that even her fans were not supporting her. 

She said, “I’ve had a very rough year after my separation, and writing this song has been so important to me. It’s been a healthy way to channel my emotions. And I feel that after we put out this song, I really felt that I don’t even have fans out there.” 

Further on the talk show, Shakira expressed how this song was also for women who have had a similar experience in their lives. The Colombian spoke about having a ‘sisterhood’ with other women, who go through similar situations and have to ‘put up with so much crap’. 

Shakira said, “I have a sisterhood of women who have been through the same things that I have been through, who think the way I think, who feel the way I feel, who had to put up with so much crap the way I had to. And I did write the song for me, but also I feel that it was meant for so many women out there that needed a forum and a voice to represent them in so many ways.” 

The ‘Waka Waka’ singer and FC Barcelona star began dating in 2011. They were together for 11 years and announced their separation in June 2022. The pair released a statement addressing the separation which said, “We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect our privacy.”

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