The Colombian singer receives this award at Billboard’s Women in Latin Music Awards in Miami

Shakira, beyond a turbulent personal period, is enjoying a sweet professional moment.

The Colombian artist received the Woman of the Year award at Billboard’s Women in Latin Music Awards on Saturday, an event held at the Watsco Center in Miami, where the singer currently lives with her children.

Gerard Pique’s ex-partner received the award from Maluma and gave a speech that made headlines.

“There comes a time in every woman’s life when she no longer depends on someone to love or accept herself as she is,” she said.

“The search for the other is replaced by the search for oneself, when the desire to be perfect is replaced by the desire to be authentic.”

Shakira has reclaimed the figure of a more independent woman, something that has provoked a lot of applause in the Watsco Center.

“It is a year in which I have realised that women are much stronger than we think,” she continued.

“We are braver than we think we are. I think we are also more independent than we were taught to be.

“What woman hasn’t gone through the experience of looking for attention, affection or approval from others and forgotten about herself? It has happened to me.”

Shakira and fidelity
The artist also valued the attitude of women in certain situations that occur when they are in a couple.

“It doesn’t matter so much if someone is faithful or not, what really matters is if you continue to be faithful to yourself,” she said.

At the end of this sentence, there was a resounding ovation. On the other hand, Shakira thanked music for its help in difficult moments.

“It’s true that when I felt most lost, it was music that put me on the path back to myself,” she concluded.

“The most important lessons I have learned from other women.

“For them, for you, I wrote what I wrote and sang what I sang because only a woman can love until she tears herself apart.”