Shakira Shades Gerard Piqué During Her Speech at Billboard's Latin Women In Music Event
Since the entry of the late 1990s, Shakira's career success has become one of the most recognized United States crossovers. The Columbina-born singer continues to receive recognition during her career of longevity. Over the weekend, Billboard hosted its inaugural Latin Women In Music event. Shakira was honored with their first-ever "Woman Of The Year" award. Additionally, she took time to reflect on her career while including a hint of shade at her breakup with ex-boyfriend Gerard Piqué.
The speech she did was translated into English by Billboard Latin. Shakira's career activism includes forms of women empowerment including body positivity. In the past, she has opened up about receiving therapy to express more love for her body. During her acceptance speech, she took the approach of women's empowerment by shading her ex longtime lover. "But there comes a time in the life of every woman where she no longer depends on someone else to love and accept herself just as she is," she said. "A time when the search for someone else is replaced by the search for oneself," she added with a focus on self-love in her journey of singleness.
Shakira's Acceptance Speech
Moreover, Shakira's breakup with ex-Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué was made public last her. Additionally, she has not strayed away from sharing the alleged cheating that caused the split. The two's 11-year-long romance began after he was on the set of her 2010 song "Waka Waka" which was used for the 2010 world cup. Shakira reminded vocal about their public split. Last year, Shakira took it to the booth by dissing him in a record-breaking song called "BZRP Music Sessions #53." The youtube video gained over 63 million views in a single day of its release. Piqué has started dating again since their breakup last year. He responded to her speech by posting a photo with his new girlfriend. Both Shakira and Piqué share two children together.
Furthermore, Shakira's stance on women's empowerment still stands. Her record-breaking spree continues almost a year after her breakup. The 3-time Grammy award-winning artist continues to break barriers for Latin women worldwide.