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Shakira honored with a statue in her Colombian hometown

Shakira has been honored with a statue in her home country. On Tuesday, the Grammy winner, 46, shared an Instagram post announcing that a bronze statue depiction was created and placed in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia. Artist Yino Márques created the statue that channels the singer’s notorious “Hips Don’t Lie” dance move from her 2005 music video.

Shakira posted a photo carousel that included images of her family posing at the new landmark’s site. The singer’s caption outlined what each photo was capturing. She noted in the caption for the first photo — which shows her parents, William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado — that it was her mother’s birthday.

In the photo, the singer’s parents are photographed at the feet of the 21-foot-tall statue. “It makes me happy to share this with my parents and especially my mother on her birthday. ❤️ ❤️,” Shakira wrote in the caption.

The singer then shared a photo of her parents and brothers with the Mayor of Barranquilla, as well as a solo shot of the statue and the statue’s dedication.

“This is too much for my little heart,” Shakira wrote of the dedication. The dedication shared details about Shakira’s life and celebrated the singer for her impact on music.

“A heart that composes, hips that do not lie, an unmatched talent, a voice that moves masses and bare feet that march for the good of childhood and humanity,” read the dedication.

Ahead of the singer’s new statue, Spotify honored the “Inevitable” singer — who is the No. 1 most streamed female Latin artist in Spotify’s history — with her very own day on Sept. 29. Shakira Day was brought on after the #ShakiraDeservesADay campaign — created by her Colombian fanbase — went viral on social media.

“The role that my fans have played in my career is impossible to quantify. They’ve known how to understand me better than anybody, and they’ve carried me to where I am today with their unwavering support,” Shakira said during an interview with Spotify’s For the Record.

In other news – Nick Carter’s sister Bobbie Jean funeral details revealed

Bobbie Jean Carter died at age 41 on Saturday and her family plans to bury her in Florida. A Carter family source confirmed to People that they plan to keep her body in their home state. Plus, they believe her cause of death to be cardiac arrest. Official details on her death are not yet released. Additionally, Bobbie Jean leaves behind an orphaned daughter who the insider reassures is being taken care of by her grandmother.

Jane Carter, the reality star’s, told TMZ on Saturday: “I am in shock from learning of the sudden death of my daughter, Bobbie Jean; and I will need time to process the terrible reality of this happening for the third time. When I am able to think clearly, I’ll release a fuller statement; but until then I would request to be left to grieve in private. Read More

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