Shakira looked sensational Friday night when she performed her hit track No. 1 TQG for the first time on The Tonight Show in New York City.
The 46-year-old hitmaker took to the stage to deliver a high-energy performance of the new release, which features several references to her ex Gerard Pique – whom she split from in June after 11 years together.
Back with a vengeance, the aging star flaunted her figure in a black mesh bodysuit that sported a pair of leather chains.
She appeared on the show with Bizrap, chatted with host Jimmy Fallon on their joint new release, and referenced their recent split.
Speaking on the show, she explained that singing has been ‘a healthy way to channel my emotions’, while adding that she got to work with ‘so much cr*p’.
Shakira took to the stage to give her first live performance of the song, which rocketed up the charts and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200.
Looking sensational, her mesh bodysuit featured a cut-out underboob detail, while a silver zip detail adorned the center of her chap trousers.
She left her long caramel tresses to fall freely in loose curls while opting for a bright and luminous palette of makeup.
while Argentinian producer BizRap sported a dark-wash denim shirt with a white T-shirt and black baseball cap.
It was one of two outfits for Shakira’s TV appearance as she wore a plunging black mini dress to sit down and chat with host Jimmy.
The new hit has been dubbed a ‘dissent’ track for Shakira’s ex Gerard, with whom she shares two children and split after allegedly being unfaithful during the relationship.
Referencing the break-up for the first time on TV, she shared: ‘It’s been incredible to feel the reaction of so many people. I think people really connect with music when it’s real and it’s real, it comes from a real place. The special thing about this song is that it has become like an anthem for many women.
‘I’ve had a very difficult year following my breakup and writing this song has been very important to me. It has been a healthy way to channel my emotions.
She concluded: ‘I think when we put this song out, I felt like not only did I have fans, but a sisterhood of women who’ve been through the same things, who feel the way I do. The way I feel and feel so much guilt, the way I had to endure.
Shakira reportedly realized her ex-boyfriend had been unfaithful when he discovered he’d eaten a jar of strawberry jam while she was away
She then referenced strawberry jam in a music video for her single Te Felicito in April, which featured a clip of her collaborator Rave Alejandro’s head inside an open fridge.
According to Shownews Today, Shakira knew that Gerard and their two children did not like strawberry jam, and so suspected that someone else was living at their home when she found the jar.
Shakira returned home from a period of travel when she found that the jam in her refrigerator had been eaten, and she knew that the rest of her family disliked it.
The singer appeared to hint at this in the music video for her single Te Felicito, where she can be seen greeting Rave’s head by opening a fridge.
She also reportedly installed an eerie life-size witch doll on the balcony of her Spanish home, which reportedly looks like her former mother-in-law’s pad.
Residents of the area have reported hearing Shakira singing ‘at full volume’ from their home, which includes lyrics for his new girlfriend.
Shakira, made it quite clear she was referring to her ex-partner, 23, who they are rumored to have started dating last year before they split, saying: ‘I deserve two 22 . You traded a Twingo for a Ferrari. You traded a Rolex for a Casio.’
While Shakira’s new song features some barbed lyrics aimed at Gerard and his new love Clara, she’s also included some favorite words for her former mother-in-law.
In the song, she sings the line: ‘You left my mother-in-law as my neighbour, with a press on the door and a debt in the treasury…’
It is reported that Shakira and Montserrat Bernabeu are in a relationship [Gerard’s mother] Clara Chia has turned sour after readily welcoming her son’s new romance with Martí.
Last month, in an on-air chat with Spanish streamer Ibai Llanos, Gerard admitted that Clara chooses his clothes for him when they go shopping together, comparing herself to a ‘puppet’.
‘The truth is I go to the shops with my girlfriend and she buys them for me. I’m a puppet,’ he said when asked if he still kept up with fashion trends even after retiring from playing professional football.
Pique’s lawyer has praised recently retired footballer and singer-songwriter ex Shakira for showing ‘great wisdom’ in the way she resolved their split.
The pair avoided a damaging legal battle over their two children by confirming last November they had written up a child custody agreement following protected negotiations and signed the agreement in a Barcelona court the following month.
Veteran family lawyer Ramon Tamborero, who represented the ex-footballer in his talks with the Colombian artist, insisted: ‘He has made a great effort for the well-being of his children, making sure they were not heroes . Both have shown great intelligence.
In a surprise interview with Catalan daily La Vanguardia, the 74-year-old admitted about the negotiations that resulted in the settlement: ‘It required seven months of negotiation.
‘The agreement was complex and required preliminary meetings. And the crucial meeting before signing lasted for 13 hours.’
When asked about the purpose of so much dialogue, he clarified that he believed a settlement between two former partners was a better option than a custody trial and the judge’s decision: ‘Better a bad settlement than a good sentence. Is.
‘I always tell my clients: once you’ve signed your divorce agreement, I advise you to keep it drawn up and negotiated.’
It comes just weeks after Gerard and Clara made their relationship Instagram official, with the player coaxing his new love, 23, into a happy selfie – which quickly racked up a million likes.