Shakira covers the July issue of the U.S. edition of ELLE, and the new mother is one hot mama with her messy curls, graphic print rocker tee and lace-trimmed leather shorts.

Check out the singer, stuffing her hands into her pockets like a sassy, no-nonsense diva. She's also rocking a wristful of bracelets, which up the styling of her somewhat casual, somewhat rocker look. Whatevs, though. She owns it from top to bottom.

Shak may be leaving 'The Voice' after one season as a coach, in order to make room for Xtina's return, but she has effectively raised her profile by being a part of one of the biggest shows on TV.

The inside images are also online, and the petite blonde smolders in every last one of them. Her hair is imperfect, but it's a darling contrast to her tight, toned, back-from-baby body and the slinky, form-fitting black dresses she wears.

In the feature, Shakira says she believed she treated her male co-coaches on 'The Voice' with "mercy," and dropped a huge reveal, admitting that she had lost her faith until she met her baby daddy, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué.

The singer says, "I think, if you can prove the existence of God, it can only be proven through love. I even had lost my faith for a while. I was becoming as agnostic. And it was really hard, because I was always very religious, and for a few years, maybe because—it sounds so corny—I was not feeling the love like it was supposed to be, I started to think that there was no God. And suddenly I meet Gerard and the sun comes out."

Wow. That's some powerful love right there, if it can restore your faith in a higher power. Amen to that. We're so glad Shakira found Gerard and they had precious baby Milan.

Shakira also revealed that she is not married to any one style or direction for her new music. "I have no idea of where I want to go musically, but I'm fine that way," she said. "I don't need to remain faithful to any concept, you know."

Figuring it out as you go is half the fun!

The July ish of ELLE lands on June 25. But for now, have a look at Shakira in the pics. We'll miss her on Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.