Los Angeles, Jan 9: Pop star Shakira says she took some time to get used to the male-dominated music industry, but she learnt to be a sport.
According to people.com, the 36-year-old told Glamour magazine: "Dealing with boys at work and being the only girl can be challenging. I have my insecurities, but I've learned I have to be a good sport."
The "Whenever wherever" singer feels that a person should be strong enough and should avoid taking jokes personally.
"I have to be able to take certain jokes and not take them personally. There are jokes made almost every second of the day. I had to develop a tough hide," she said.