Shakira, the renowned Latin music sensation, has captivated audiences worldwide with her mesmerizing vocals and infectious beats. With a career spanning nearly three decades, she has become one of the biggest names in the industry, accumulating a massive international fanbase. Among her countless admirers is none other than the popular rapper Cardi B.
While the singer of ‘Bodak Yellow’ has enjoyed immense success in her own right, it seems she cannot help but fangirl over Shakira. Cardi B just last month voiced her admiration for Shakira’s ‘strong’ comeback following her split with soccer legend Gerard Pique. However, the rapper’s love for Shakira goes far beyond her recent releases and triumphs even over her grandmother’s playlist.
Cardi B has been a huge fan of Shakira since an early age
In a recent interview with Vogue Mexico, the accomplished 30-year-old rapper participated in multiple captivating photoshoots and shared her inspiring journey. Reflecting on her musical roots, she discussed her early preferences and playfully expressed her disagreement with her grandmother’s musical taste.
According to the rapper, “When I was young and my grandmother played a lot of Latin music in Spanish I didn’t love it because it was music from the 60’s or 70’s and I wanted to listen to more new stuff”. It’s clear her grandmother’s playlist did not resonate with her youthful taste. She desired something more contemporary and exciting. It was during this time that Cardi B’s love for Shakira blossomed. Cardi B confessed, “I wanted to listen to hip hop or Shakira, something that was newer”.
This statement highlights the rapper’s affinity for Shakira’s music, placing her in the same league as the hip-hop genre she adored. Shakira has undeniably made a significant impact on the music industry, captivating fans worldwide and breaking language barriers. She continues to do the same to this day but what have really captured the attention of fans in recent time is her reconciliation with her ex Gerard Pique.
Gerard Pique and his ex are finally on the same ground after months of dispute
The aftermath of Shakira and Gerard Pique’s breakup has been filled with controversy and tension. After months of struggle, they finally reached an agreement regarding the custody of their children. Initially, Shakira was upset with how Gerard handled the kids during their time together in Barcelona. One of her main concerns was the amount of travel their children had to endure to see their father.
Despite not being allowed to keep his kids with their grandparents, Pique still went ahead and did so. After a challenging summer vacation, Shakira expressed her frustrations about Pique’s efforts to spend time with the children. Following this, the Barcelona legend acknowledged and accepted Shakira’s complaints. In fact, he even flew to Miami after this to personally pick up Milan and Sasha. This shows a level of understanding between them as they prioritize doing what is best for their children.