Shakira appeared on 60 Minutes final night time, about one month out from her (and Jennifer Lopez’s, after all) much-anticipated Super Bowl halftime present efficiency.
She opened as much as correspondent Bill Whitaker about what drives her, how anthropology, of all issues, performs a task in her music, and why she will be able to’t get married.
Here’s what the 42-year-old needed to say about these and different subjects.
Shakira’s perfectionistic streak
The Colombian songstress opened as much as Whitaker about her quest for perfection and her incapacity, like so many artists, to achieve contentment along with her performances and her work. Despite her unimaginable work ethic and demanding the identical of her dancers and musicians, Shakira simply isn’t glad.
“I can be really hard on myself, wanting it be 100% perfect, but…I know perfection doesn’t exist but it’s a lesson I haven’t quite learned yet. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t be celebrating any of my performances really…There’s always something that I wished would have been done differently, and I could’ve done better.”
Her childhood and the way anthropology surprisingly led to an unstoppable profession
The artist has offered 80 million data globally since her begin on the age of 13, writing or co-writing nearly of all of her songs, and he or she exhibits no indicators of slowing down.
Her music, because the information program identified, displays the singer’s personal ethnic background, and that of her homeland, Barranquilla, Colombia, a coastal metropolis in western Colombia, which boasts indigenous, European, African, and Middle Eastern cultures.
She talked about her songwriting course of and the way she says her curiosity in anthropology as a toddler performs a task even now in her music creation.
“You know, when I was a kid, I wanted to be an anthropologist,” the Colombian-Lebanese singer informed Whitaker. “I guess somehow, I’m kind of vicariously being one through my music.”
Creating music, as Shakira informed Whitaker, “saves me a visit to the shrink. It’s a therapeutic, cathartic vehicle for me to express my thoughts, my angst. Sometimes I’m just restless and I don’t know what it is. Sometimes I just need a piece of paper and a pen or my computer and to start writing.”
Meeting her boyfriend and why she merely can’t marry him
Shakira and her boyfriend, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, met in 2011 through the filming of her music video for her huge international hit, Waka Waka, which featured a number of skilled soccer gamers. The couple fell in love fairly rapidly and have been collectively since then.
Piqué deadpanned to Whitaker, “For me, it was very shocking, I had to dance. I had to do some movement. For me, it was ridiculous.”
His girlfriend defined how Piqué caught her eye: “I wasn’t a soccer fan, so I didn’t know who he was. But when I saw the video, I was like, ‘Hmm, that guy’s kind of cute!’ And then someone decided to introduce us.”
Despite the truth that they’ve been collectively so long as they’ve been, that they’ve two sons, a fortune between them, and a relationship that’s clearly dedicated, the Colombian star flatly refuses to marry Piqué.
“To tell you the truth,” Shakira informed Whitaker as her companion seemed on, “marriage scares the —- out of me. I don’t want him to see me as The Wife,” she stated, along with her fingers forming citation marks.
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