'Woman of the Year' Madonna says motherhood biggest challenge

WION New York, NY, United States Dec 10, 2016, 06.08 AM(IST)

Madonna was presented with Billboard magazine's 'Woman of the Year' award on Friday. Photograph:( Reuters )

Madonna was presented with Billboard magazine's Woman of the Year award on Friday, but the seven-time Grammy Award winner said one of her biggest challenges was being a good mother.

"The biggest accomplishment I think was finishing my tour, doing my shows every night. And dealing with the challenges of being a mother. That's always the challenge for me. Being a good mother, being an artist, getting through it all," Madonna told reporters on the New York red carpet.

Madonna, 58, mother of four, completed her 82-show "Rebel Heart" world tour in March. 

During this tour she was also embroiled in a legal battle over the custody of her 16 year-old son Rocco with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie.

Rocco left Madonna during the tour to live with Ritchie in London. 

However, the dispute was settled in September.

The annual Billboard Women in Music awards recognise women who have made significant contributions to the music business and those who have inspired other women.

Other honourees on Friday included, pop singer Kesha, country-pop star Shania Twain, jazz singer Andra Day, pop star Meghan Trainor, electro-pop artist Halsey and country singer Maren Morris.

(WION, with inputs from Reuters)