An open-shirted Shakira covers Rolling Stone's new issue. Inside, the 32-year-old singer, whose longtime boyfriend is investment banker Antonio de la Rua, talks about the "physical calling" of motherhood.
"My body feels like it is asking to reproduce, to have a huge belly and carry babies."
Shakira hopes to indulge her body's request if her third English album, "She Wolf," out November 23, makes her a true superstar in the U.S. She tells the magazine about the pressures of being a woman:
"You know, women have to make enormous efforts through life, much larger than men. We deal with so many pressures: the pressure of aesthetics, and how society wants us to deliver our performances as mothers, daughters and wives."
You can read part of the Rolling Stone interview here or pick up a copy on newsstands Wednesday.