Shakira talks about Rihanna with Ryan Seacrest

January 13, 2014 0 \ Paula

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Shakira phoned into On Air with Ryan Seacrest this morning after premiering her new track featuring Rihanna, “Can’t Remember to Forget You.”

The songstress reveals that when it came to collaborating with RiRi she was nervous at first that it wouldn’t be able to happen.

“We’re both from the Caribbean, so I always thought we had this common ground and this song is pretty reggae, but it also has that rock attitude that I think Rihanna has, so that’s why I thought she was the natural choice for collaboration on this record, but I also thought it was a little bit of a challenge to get her to record this track because she’s so busy,” Shakira admits. ”I honestly thought it’d never happen, but I said, ‘I’m going to send it to her and see what happens.’ And she heard the record and she loved it and she said she was on board and I was the happiest girl alive!”

The Voice coach explains the hit new track

“is about that guy that gets under your skin that you can’t leave alone and I think that every woman has been through that …we can relate … but this song is not exactly a reflection of my life right now.”