Isn’t this PAST DUE!? FINALLY, Missy Elliott will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s VMAS!!!
via People mag:
It’s the VMA’s highest honor, and one that has gone to a bevy of iconic musical acts since it was created in 1984 like Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, U2, Pink, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie, and just last year, Jennifer Lopez.
“Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” Bruce Gillmer, Viacom’s head of music and music talent said in a statement. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”
Elliott will also perform on the show, in her first VMA appearance since 2003.
MTV did not say which song(s) Elliott would be singing on the show, but with a legacy that spans three decades, she has a lot to choose from.
The only female rapper to have six studio albums certified platinum —including her debut 1997 album Supa Dupa Fly and her 2002 LP Under Construction — Elliott has topped the charts as a lead artist on a number of hit songs, including “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It,” “Lose Control,” “WTF (Where They From),” “Gossip Folks,” “The Rain,” “4 My People,” and “One Minute Man.”
CONGRATS to MISSY! LONG OVERDUE!!!!