Video: Shakira Reveals Her Favorite "She Wolf" Track, Says She "Loves" Taylor Swift

November 10, 2009 1:25 PM ET

Shakira's reign as the star of Rolling Stone's latest issue comes to an end tomorrow, but we couldn't let the Colombian singer's RS cover pass by without throwing a party in celebration of her upcoming album She Wolf, out November 23rd. We caught up with Shakira on the red carpet at New York's Bowery Hotel before the partying got underway and she told us what she really thought about Taylor Swift's impersonation of her on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.

Plus, Shakira gives us all the details on her next video, "Give It Up to Me," which features Lil Wayne, and reveals her favorite track off She Wolf. Get the full scoop in our red carpet video above. Also be sure to check out all the exclusive features from our current issue — in which we track Shakira's quest for global domination — before our new issue hits stands tomorrow.

Can Shakira Conquer the World?: The New Issue of Rolling Stone
Shakira's Sexiest Moments: From Belly-Dancing With Beyoncé to Howling in a Cage
Behind the Rolling Stone Cover Shoot: Shakira

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