Shakira on Love and Weight: “My Man Prefers Meat Over Bone"

The colombiana does have one dance track in the works, though. “Can’t Remember to Forget” is an upbeat collaboration with Rihanna that will be featured on her upcoming album. “Working with her was utopia,” Shakira says. “She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And, at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher.”

While she might identify as a Caribbean girl, Shakira also calls Colombian her home -- and she candidly discusses the injustices of growing up in the country. 

“Being raised in a developing country opened my eyes so much I cannot tolerate. In Colombia, education is sometimes considered a luxury, not a human right. And it’s not a priority in the agendas of many leaders. I feel a real sense of duty to use the voice and the platform I’ve been afforded by my fame to speak out for those whose voices don’t get a chance to be heard,” she says. The singer also spoke about her charity work, which deals with education in Latin America. “[The Barefoot Foundation] provides education to vulnerable kids who live in extreme poverty. We’ve built six schools in Colombia, and do work in South Africa and Haiti. We teach 5,000 students.”

Wow! We love Shakira for being so outspoken about different issues. Are you a fan?

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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