After years of letting MTV know that people are tired of Missy Elliott being looked over, MTV announced that the legend will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs this year.
After 6 albums, Grammys, hit records, and millions of dollars earned, what has Elliott not done? The entertainer just received her honorary degree from the Berkelee School of Music. She also just got inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and is planning to release her seventh album.
Elliott will join artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Michael Jackson himself, and many more artists. The icon took to social media to share the news, and her excitement. She is the first female rapper to get the award, and second rapper ever.
The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from The Prudential Center on Monday, August 26 at 8 p.m. ET.