Missy Elliott To Receive The MTV Video Vanguard Award

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Missy Elliott will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. According to Rap-Up, the network made the announcement on Monday (August 12th), writing on their Twitter page, “Introducing your 2019 #VMA's VIDEO VANGUARD Honoree: @MissyElliott! 🔥 Don’t miss her iconic @vmas performance, August 26th on MTV!” 

Missy expressed gratitude for the honor via social media and said, “I am Humbly Grateful to be receiving the MichaelJacksonVideoVanguard Award😭🙏🏾❤️ I Thank my FANS “Supafriends” who fought diligently  to see this day come🙏🏾@KidFury @crissles who rooted for years 4 me🙏🏾 I am crying happy tears😭Thank you God @MTV @vmas am SO HUMBLED🙏🏾”

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

The MTV VMAs airs on Sunday, August 26th.