It’s About Time! Missy Elliott to Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2019 VMAs

Posted August 12, 2019

image via Missy Instagram

Last year there were unconfirmed reports that Missy Elliott was set to receive the highly coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV VMAs.

Fans were sent into a frenzy when it was announced after the fact that the reports were incorrect and that Jennifer Lopez was the actual recipient for the year. Missy even reacted to the news at that time and confirmed she had not been contacted by MTV to receive the honor.

Well the outcry from fans who felt that MTV had overlooked Missy year after year for artist who came out after her– and that she was long overdue the honor, must have really stuck with producers over at MTV. It was just announced on Monday (Aug 12) that the iconic performer will officially receive the award at this years ceremony.

via Variety:

Rapper, producer and songwriter Missy Elliott will receive MTV’s Michael JacksonVideo Vanguard Award on Aug. 26 at the 2019 VMAs, Variety has learned exclusively, where she will perform live at the awards show for the first time in 16 years.

“Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” said Bruce Gillmer, MTV International co-brand head and Viacom music and music talent head. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”

Elliott, a five-time Grammy Award winner and the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has sold more than 30 million records worldwide, thanks to hits like “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On” and “WTF (Where They From).” She is the only female rapper to have six studio albums certified platinum.

Jennifer Lopez was the 2018 winner of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Pink, Rihanna and Kanye West have also received the award in recent years.

Get into the official teaser below.

Missy also took to Instagram to share the news.

The VMAs will air on MTV at 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, live from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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