Shakira and Maluma Talk Touring, Kids, Soccer, Life Advice & More: Watch

Shakira and Maluma grace the cover of this week’s Billboard magazine, and during their joint photo shoot, the pair sat down together to reminisce about how they first met, swap touring tips and life advice, and much more.

Explaining how the two Colombian singers first met, Maluma says that he went to Shakira’s home studio in Barcelona to work with her on the songs “Chantaje” and “Trap,” while also teasing that fans should expect something new from them "soon."

“I remember that we had instant professional chemistry from the very first time, the way we worked together in the studio,” Shakira recalls. “There was not a single moment where we were creatively stuck.”

Discussing touring, Maluma states that his must-have on the road is his family. “Sometimes my father, mother or sister can’t come but I always try to have them with me,” he says, “because they are very important to me. I feel at home when they are nearby.”

Shakira, meanwhile, reveals that she has always brought her brother on tour with her since she was 18. Her next tour, she reveals, she will be bringing her children along. “I’ve never done a tour with [my] children,” she tells Maluma. “I want to show them a little bit of what I do. But I hope that by 8pm they are sleeping while their mother is working."

The singers also chat about the important role soccer has played in both of their lives, as former soccer player Maluma and Jason Derulo have teamed up for this year’s World Cup anthem “Colors.” Shakira -- who has been with Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué since 2011 -- has also created songs for the World Cup on three separate occasions, saying that it changed her life.

Check out the video above to hear much more from Maluma and Shakira, including what advice the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer would give to the “Corazón” singer – which involves drinking a lot of green juice.


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