“Shakira steals the show at 2023 MTV VMAs with her adorable sons by her side, marking a proud moment of winning the Video Vanguard Award.”

Shakira attended the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday with two special guests – her sons. Milan, aged nine, and Sasha, aged seven, accompanied the Colombian music star to the event held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The boys were there to support their mother as she was honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, an achievement that makes Shakira the first South American musician to receive this accolade. The trio were photographed sitting together inside, with Shakira in the center and her sons holding her hands. They also posed together on the pink carpet earlier in the day.

Adorable: Shakira, 46, brought two adorable dates to the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards: her sons Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven

Cute: The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards had a special addition in the form of Shakira’s two sons, Milan (9) and Sasha (7), who joined her on the red carpet. It was heartwarming to see the talented singer and her adorable kids at the event.

Her boys: The boys were there to cheer her on as she received one of the night's highest honors - the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Her sons: The young lads were present to support their mother as she was bestowed with the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, one of the biggest accolades of the evening.

Night out with mom: The Colombian musical sensation shares Milan and Sasha with ex Gerard Piqué, 36

Shakira, the famous Colombian singer, recently had a night out with her two kids, Milan and Sasha, who she shares with her ex-partner Gerard Piqué. The couple separated in June 2022, and Shakira has been trying her best to keep the situation hidden from her children. She expressed that protecting her kids is her top priority in life. During the night out, Shakira was seen having fun with her boys, who were all smiles throughout the evening. For the occasion, Shakira wore a stunning baby blue silk Versace dress that featured gold safety pins and a cut-out design. Her sons matched in black-and-yellow tracksuits with sneakers of the same print. Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie collaborator, Wyclef Jean, presented her with the Video Vanguard Award. In her acceptance speech, Shakira thanked her family, fans, and the women who work with her. She also expressed her gratitude towards Latin American people, both within and outside the country, for being a source of inspiration and strength.

Winner: After winning the Video Vanguard Award she took to the stage and gave a speech where she thanked her family and fans

Victor: Following her Video Vanguard Award victory, she graced the stage and expressed gratitude to her loved ones and supporters.

Grateful: 'Tonight I want to thank people who have played a key role in my visual history,' she said

Expressing gratitude, she stated that she wishes to acknowledge those individuals who have been significant in shaping her visual journey.

Speech: 'And the amazing women who work with me for not only smart but always help me push through all my challenges while wearing so many hats. You girls are amazing, thank you so much!'

I want to give a shoutout to the incredible women who are my colleagues. They are not just intelligent and savvy, but they have also been there for me through thick and thin, juggling multiple responsibilities with ease. To all of you wonderful ladies, I am deeply grateful for your unwavering support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Overjoyed: The beauty looked overjoyed as she accepted the honor

Ecstatic: The woman’s face lit up with pure joy and excitement as she gratefully received the recognition.

Proud: The star ended her speech in Spanish: 'This is for my people. The Latin American people inside and outside of this country, thank you for inspiring me'

With pride, the celebrity concluded her talk in Spanish by expressing her gratitude and admiration for her fellow Latin Americans, both within and beyond the borders of the United States, for their inspiration.

Collaborators: She received the award from her Hips Don't Lie collaborator Wyclef Jean

Her accomplice in creating the hit song “Hips Don’t Lie”, Wyclef Jean, presented her with the award.

Making history: Shakira was the first South American artist to be honored with this award

Shakira created a historical moment as she became the first South American artist to be bestowed with this prestigious award.

Elite club: Shakira joins an elite list of stars to earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. Previous winners include Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, and Missy Elliott

Well deserved: She proudly posed with the well-deserved award

Shakira has joined an exclusive group of stars who have received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, which includes Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott, Jennifer Lopez, PInk, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake. During this year’s ceremony, Shakira and KAROL G were awarded the Best Collaboration trophy for their hit song ‘TQG.’ The singer then took to the stage to perform a medley of her greatest hits, including She Wolf, Objection (Tango), Whenever, Wherever, and Hips Don’t Lie. Beginning her set with She Wolf, Shakira showcased her famous choreography in a cave-like setting before moving on to perform newer collaborations such as Te Felicito and TQG. Additionally, she performed classics like Objection (Tango), Ojos Asi, Whenever, Wherever, and Hips Don’t Lie. But that wasn’t all; Shakira also treated her fans to the popular ‘Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53’ smash hit and even dove into the crowd in true rock star fashion, receiving a standing ovation from the impressed audience. Earlier in the day, Shakira arrived at the event looking stunning in a gold outfit.

Biggest hits: The songstress also took to the stage to perform a medley of her biggest hits, including She Wolf, Objection (Tango), Whenever, Wherever, Hips Don’t Lie and more

Top tracks: The female singer graced the stage with a medley of her most popular songs, which included She Wolf, Objection (Tango), Whenever, Wherever, Hips Don’t Lie, and several others.

She Wolf: She opened up her set with She Wolf, putting her famous choreography on display in a cave-like setting

The performance commenced with She Wolf as the artist showcased her renowned dance moves in an ambiance that resembled a cave.

Incredible: She was joined by a number of backup dancers

Amazing: Several backup dancers accompanied her, adding to the overall spectacle.

Running through the hits: She then sang some of her newer collaborations, Te Felicito as well as TQG

Throwback: She then took it back with 2002 hit Objection (Tango)

Going through her repertoire of songs, she performed a few of her recent collaborative works, including Te Felicito and TQG. However, she didn’t forget to take it back in time and delight the audience with her 2002 hit Objection (Tango).

Crowd surfing: Shakira then pleased her fans with the popular 'Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53' smash hit and in true rock star fashion dove into the crowd

Shakira made her fans extremely happy by performing the well-known hit ‘Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53’. She then proceeded to crowd surf in a manner that only a true rock star would.

Standing ovation: The move earned her a standing ovation from the impressed crowd

The audience was thoroughly impressed by her performance and showed their appreciation with a standing ovation.

Effortless: She effortlessly sang while being carried by her beloved fans

With ease and grace, she sang her heart out as her devoted fans lifted her up.

Chic: At one point she picked up a silver hat while crowd diving

The stylish woman grabbed a shiny hat as she went crowd surfing.

Giving it her all: She gave the audience a lively performance

Putting her heart and soul into it: She delivered an energetic show that captivated the audience.

Thrilling: The lively show had Shakira reaching new heights at one point

Exciting: Shakira put on a dynamic performance that took her to new levels of energy and enthusiasm at one moment.

What a night! The hitmaker appeared to have a blast on stage

Wow, what an amazing evening! The artist seemed to thoroughly enjoy their time performing on the stage.

Kisses: She blew kissed to the camera

Smooches: She sent a flurry of kisses towards the lens.

Fearless: She was completely fearless as she floated above the audience

With utter fearlessness, she hovered above the crowd, displaying her confidence and courage with every move.

Commanding the stage: The singer took complete command of the stage

Dominating the performance: The vocalist dominated the entire stage with their presence.

Fiery: Her backup dancers joined her for a fiery performance

Electric: During her performance, her backup dancers joined her in an electric display of talent.

Wild for Shaki! The audience roared with excitement as they watched their idol

The crowd went wild for Shaki! They were filled with excitement as they cheered on their beloved star.

Dancing the night away: The show featured plenty of her famous dance moves

Having a blast on the dance floor: The performance showcased an abundance of her signature dance moves.

The famous singer Shakira showed off her curves in a gorgeous metallic dress that had a daring thigh-high slit and cut-outs at the waist. She looked stunning while striking poses on the pink carpet with her long chestnut hair styled into loose ringlets that flowed past her chest. To add some more glam to her look, she wore dramatic mascara, a hint of pink blush, and a rosy lip tint. Her elegant attire included an array of rings and a pair of strappy peep-toe heels that elevated her petite frame. Shakira was recently announced as the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which Bruce Gilmer, Paramount’s president of music, praised her for in a press release, stating that she is a true global force and inspiring trailblazer for women across the world. He added that her massive impact on the music industry will be long-lasting as she continues to create and entertain at the highest level.

A force to reckon with! The music icon also performed at the show and won for Best Collaboration for TQG with Karol G

Going for the gold! Shakira was a vision in gold as she arrived to the event earlier in the day

Shakira made a stunning entrance at the event earlier today, dressed in a gorgeous gold ensemble and looking like an absolute vision.

Strike a pose! She placed one hand upon her hip as she walked the pink carpet

Pose for the camera! With one hand on her hip, she confidently strutted down the vibrant pink carpet.

Making an entrance: The Colombian superstar made quite an entrance as she was escorted by her two little men on the pink carpet

Arriving in style: The Colombian sensation created a buzz when she entered the event, accompanied by her two adorable sons, walking confidently on the pink carpet.

Coordinated: Her boys matched their mom in their golden and black tracksuits

In perfect harmony, the boys were dressed in matching golden and black tracksuits just like their mother.

Family first! The trio posed together

Prioritizing family, the three people stood together for a photo.

Aww! The trio flashed big smiles as they posed for the shutterbugs

Oh, how adorable! The group grinned widely while striking a pose for the photographers.

Dynamic trio: The family trio was captured in a slew of smitten moments as Shakira appeared to be having a laugh with her two sons

The energetic family of three was caught on camera sharing delightful moments together as Shakira was seen laughing and enjoying the company of her two beloved sons.

Smitten: The mother-of-two looked in jovial spirits as she was spotted in the crowd seats while chatting with her two sons

Enchanted: The mom who has two children appeared to be in a happy mood while sitting among the spectators and engaging in conversation with her sons.

Red carpet wonder! The Whenever, Wherever songstress displayed her curves in a slinky metallic gown with a sexy thigh-high slit and cut-outs along the waist

Beauty: The beauty posed up a storm at the event

Looking stunning on the red carpet! The talented singer, famous for her popular track Whenever, Wherever, flaunted her curves in a sleek metallic dress that featured a daring thigh-high slit and waist cut-outs.

Hello gorgeous! She rocked dramatic mascara, a dusting of pink blush, and a rosy swipe of lip tint

Hey there stunning! She absolutely slayed with her bold mascara, a hint of pink blush, and a lovely rose-colored lip tint.

The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards took place at the Prudential Center located in Newark, New Jersey, and was hosted by Nicki Minaj for the second year running. This marked the first time the ceremony was held on a Tuesday. The event was broadcasted live in over 150 countries to showcase the best music videos from the previous year, featuring outstanding performances, remarkable tributes, and appearances by famous musicians. Taylor Swift was the star of the night, winning nine out of the 11 awards she was nominated for, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for “Midnights,” Show of the Summer, and six awards for her track and video “Anti-Hero.” Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs received the Global Icon Award, while Ice Spice was honored with the Best New Artist award.

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