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Shakira Covers Ocean Drive Magazine’s May/June “Women of Influence” Issue

Sakira Covers Ocean Drive Magazine’s May/June “Women of Influence” Issue
Image: KAYT JONES/RCA RECORDS.

Ocean Drive magazine’s May/June “Women of Influence” issue will  feature Shakira on the cover.

 The pop star opens up to the glossy about becoming a mother, her controversial video with Rihanna, and how she makes her relationship work.
Sakira Covers Ocean Drive Magazine’s May/June “Women of Influence” Issue
Image: KAYT JONES/RCA RECORDS.
Sakira Covers Ocean Drive Magazine’s May/June “Women of Influence” Issue
Image: KAYT JONES/RCA RECORDS.
Sakira Covers Ocean Drive Magazine’s May/June “Women of Influence” Issue
Image: KAYT JONES/RCA RECORDS.

On using her power as a platform to help others:
“I see power as a means to an end rather than an end in itself, a way to use the voice I’ve been afforded by my professional success to give a voice to others who wouldn’t normally have one. It’s important to remind oneself that power is as easy to lose as it is hard to gain, so we need to be magnanimous with it where we can.”

On how her parents kept her grounded:
“It’s hard enough as an adolescent to figure out who you are, let alone with an entire industry wanting to tell you who to be. My parents helped me keep my feet on the ground and never compromise on the things that made me who I was.”

On her Columbian roots:
“I go back a couple of times a year—not as often as I’d like with my schedule, but I still remain very identified with the culture. This year, when I inaugurated my school, we also got Milan his Colombian passport. I want him to identify with and know that part of his background and culture because it’s a beautifully rich and colorful one.”