She is 6.5 meters high, made of bronze and performs her belly dance: A sculpture has been unveiled in honor of the Colombian pop singer Shakira in her hometown of Barranquilla. "A heart that composes, hips that don't lie, a talent like no other, a voice that moves the masses and feet that march for the good of children and humanity," wrote the city's mayor, Jaime Pumarejo, on the platform X, formerly Twitter, to present the sculpture on Tuesday. Among those present were the singer's parents. "It makes me so happy to share this with my parents and especially with my mother on her birthday," the singer wrote on Instagram.
The Colombian ("Waka Waka", "Hips Don't Lie") thanked the sculptor and the art school students who participated in its creation "for this sign of the enormous artistic talent of the people of my country".
Shakira's personal life
The 46-year-old had recently experienced several setbacks in her personal life. After her separation from soccer star Gerard Piqué last year, a tax evasion case was launched against her in Spain. Shortly before the trial began, she reached an out-of-court settlement, which meant she escaped a prison sentence of eight years and two months demanded by the public prosecutor.
However, the woman from the Caribbean city continues to be very successful professionally. Just in November she was honored with three Latin Grammy Awards in Seville. Since separating from Piqué, she has lived with her two sons in Miami, Florida.