How do we know?
She wore dreadlocks.
The fiesty she-wolf posed on the red carpet with her hair slicked back into a super-sleek, super-long ponytail.
But when it came time for her to perform, Shakira had something else in store for her fans.
The pop star emerged in a jeweled, cutout mini dress that reminded us of a funky Cleopatra throwback. She swapped her ponytail for a half-back hairstyle that had sections twisted into dreads.
The look gave Shakira an edgy, don't-mess-with-me vibe on stage.
The star's lengthy 'locks dropped to hip level -- perhaps a subtle reminder that those famous hips do not, in fact, lie?