Siobhan Grogan of the Guardian caught up with Shakira who talked about her decision to give her political views, including the impending showdown between George Bush and Saddam Hussein.
“I know pop stars are not supposed to stick their noses into politics,” she says. “Sometimes people don’t want to see pop stars giving their opinion about political situations. They think pop stars are made to entertain. Period. I don’t see it that way.” Shakira explains, “I come from Colombia, a country that has been in a slow, subtle war for 40 years. Growing up seeing things you don’t necessarily agree with makes you have an opinion.” Read more.
Shakira Has Complimentary Words For Coldplay Singer
December 2, 2002 – The Sun reports Shakira has made remarks about Coldplay frontman Chris Martin that should put Gwyneth Paltrow, if not fiance Antonio de la Rua, on alert. “I love Coldplay. I don’t know if I should say this but the singer has some sweetness,” she said. “Women feel he’s not going to harm them, he might even be considered attractive.”
Shakira Doesn’t Want Sensual Side Overshadowing Music
December 1, 2002 – While Shakira appreciates attention to her physical charisma, she tells Jordan Levin of the Miami Herald that she doesn’t want it to overshadow her music. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a woman feeling in touch with her sensual aspect, but I always try to keep the other parts of myself out front,” she says. “It was fun for a while to be on the cover of fashion magazines, and for people to consider me a sex symbol for the first time, because in Latin America they never considered me a sex symbol. But it’s not all I have to offer. I think it’s a dangerous game.”