Shakira ‘s Show-Stopping Performance and Emotional Speech at the 2023 MTV VMAs
Shakira took center stage at the 2023 MTV VMAs where she was honored with the prestigious Video Vanguard Award. The show, which aired on September 12, featured a remarkable performance by the iconic singer.
Shakira delivered a breathtaking ten-minute medley of her career-spanning hits, captivating the audience with a mix of songs that included “She Wolf,” “Te felicito/TQG,” “Objection (Tango),” “Ojos así/Whenever, Wherever,” “Hips Don’t Lie,” and “BZRP Music Sessions #53.” The performance was a visual spectacle, featuring striking set pieces and even a moment where Shakira crowd-surfed, creating an electrifying atmosphere.
In addition to her performance, Shakira took a moment to accept the Video Vanguard Award. During her heartfelt two-minute speech, she expressed her gratitude to the people who have contributed to her music videos, her record label Sony Music, and most importantly, her sons Milan and Sasha, whom she credited with making her feel capable of anything and bringing joy into her life.
She concluded her speech by thanking her fans, referring to them as her “army” and acknowledging their unwavering support throughout her career. In a touching moment, she switched to Spanish and said, “This is for you, my people… Thank you for inspiring me and for injecting me with so much strength and so much desire to keep going.”
Shakira’s performance and acceptance speech were undoubtedly highlights of the 2023 MTV VMAs, celebrating her exceptional career and the profound impact she has had on the music industry.