Spanish state prosecutors warned Shakira of serving eight years in jail over alleged £12 million tax fraud.
It was reported on Friday that the prosecutors are eyeing a stiff sentence for the Columbian pop star if the singer is discovered responsible through the trial.
The stories emerged inside per week after the Waka Waka hit-maker confirmed rejecting an out-of-court deal, reportedly about her admitting to wrongdoing.
The singer was charged with defrauding the Spanish treasury between 2012 and 2014.
Shakira discovered herself in sizzling waters over six separate counts of tax fraud totalling 14.5 million euros (£12.18 million) following a long-running investigation.
The 45-year-old diva has already paid a hefty sum with curiosity which is believed to be three million euros (£2.52 million).
In the meantime, state prosecutors additionally need the singer to pay a wonderful of 23 million euros (£19.2 million) apart from imprisonment.
The singer is being questioned by Esplugues de Llobregat close to Barcelona.