The Colombian pop star is already due to be tried in Barcelona in November in a separate case.
“When you don’t have a husband who can stay home with the kids, it’s constant juggling," said the singer, who separated from the soccer star last year.
Shakira became the first South American artist to receive the MTV Video Vanguard Award.
The Colombian hitmaker was unstoppable during a 10-minute medley of new and old hits.
In the past, the award has gone to such legendary artists as Madonna, Beyoncé and Michael Jackson.
The Colombian pop star is already set to face trial for allegedly failing to pay $13.9 million in taxes.
“My home was falling apart. I was finding out through the press that I had been betrayed while my dad was in the ICU,” she said.
The retired Spanish soccer star said he's endured "millions" of social media insults.
Shakira’s performance on “The Tonight Show” of her diss track about ex Gerard Piqué is something to behold.
The singer -- whose ex Gerard Piqué allegedly cheated on her -- said "there is a place in hell reserved for those women who don't support other women."