Shakira in Glamour February 2014: Working with Rihanna was "Utopia"

Posted Tuesday January 7, 2014 11:20 AM GMT

She dropped her pregnancy weight quickly and now Shakira reveals the support she received from her longtime boyfriend Gerard Pique made getting into shape less stressful.

In the February 2014 issue of Glamour magazine, the "Whenever Wherever" hitmaker opened up about how Gerard feels about her figure and revealed her thoughts about working with Rihanna on their "Can't Remember to Forget" duet.

Highlights from Shakira interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Glamour!

On Gerard:
“My man, Gerard, prefers meat over bones. He doesn’t like too skinny. That takes pressure off. I already have a lot to worry about. This month I’m not exercising because I have an album to finish and I have a baby. And I like these pastries in front of me.”

On her career:
“Success happened little by little for me. I tasted the flavor of fame in small doses: I started at 10 years old when I won a music contest; I was performing at birthday parties, company meetings. I met with a record executive when I was 13 and sang ‘Material Girl’ to a cassette-tape boom box. I’ve shaken hands at every radio station, from Honduras to Ryan Seacrest. One day [I realized I was famous] enough. But here’s the thing: I’m still hungry. But I’m not hungry for fame – just the need to prove myself that I can still do this.”

On Rihanna:
“[W]orking with her was utopia. 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.”

Photo Credit: Nicolas Moore for Glamour

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