Its about damn time! Missy Elliott is the recipient of this year’s Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs. She will also perform at the ceremony and accept the award, which honors artists for their contributions to the world of music videos. Past recipients include Madonna, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears. “Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” Bruce Gillmer—head of music and music talent, Viacom and co-brand head at MTV International—said in a press release. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”
The 2019 VMAs take place Monday, August 26 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Nominees include Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Solange, and ROSALÍA.