Shakira Accepts VMA Video Vanguard Award, Delivers Amazing Performance
On Tuesday night, Shakira was presented with the Video Vanguard Award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. In addition to accepting the honor, the singer also performed an incredible medley of her biggest hits during the ceremony.
Shakira Accepts Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs
“Thank you, MTV. Thank you for being such a big part of my career since I was only 18 years old,” Shakira said to start her acceptance speech during Tuesday’s show. “Tonight, I want to thank people who have played a key role in my visual history.”
She went on to shout out her music video collaborators Jaume de Laiguana and Maite Marcos. She also thanked Afo Verde and Rafa Arcaute, from her label, “for always supporting my vision.” The singer mentioned women she’s worked with such as Sofia Leclair and Nadine Elia, saying they are “not only smart, but always help me push through all my challenges while wearing so many hats.”
Shakira also made sure to thank her parents, and her sons Milan and Sasha. She told them, “Thank you so much for cheering me up and for making me feel that Mama can do it all.”
Last but not least, Shakira said she wanted to “share this award with my fans, who always, always support me, through thick and thin.” She added, “Thank you so much for being my army and helping me fight all my battles.”
The Singer Delivered an Amazing Performance
During Tuesday’s awards, Shakira took the stage to perform a medley of her songs. The singer began the performance by dancing in a tunnel while performing “She Wolf.” Later, Shakira performed “Objection (Tango)” surrounded by drummers. She even played a little electric guitar for the song.
For her performance of “Hips Don’t Lie,” the singer was surrounded by dancers who joined her in a fierce routine. After that, she moved through the crowd while performing her infamous collaboration with Bizarrap, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53.”
Shakira ended the performance at the top of a column that rose up from the ground, overlooking the crowd. What did you think of the singer’s performance? Are you happy she won the Video Vanguard Award? Let us know in the comments below.