Missy Elliott Denies She’s Receiving MTV VMA Video Vanguard Award

Published: Wednesday 18th Jul 2018 by Sam

As trailblazers go, few can rival the epic contributions made to music by Missy Elliott.

A visionary and incomparable performer, the rapper is routinely cited as one of the greatest visual artists of all-time.

It’s makes the mass calls for her to be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honor at the MTV VMAs all the more understandable.

And while multiple outlets went live with reports suggesting Missy would finally be receiving her dues at this year’s show on August 20th, she’s saying otherwise.

Details below…

Via Twitter, Elliott issued the following statement:

Needless to say, on each occasion her royal highness isn’t picked, scrutiny will no doubt greet whoever is.

In any case, let’s relive some of Missy’s most resonating music video moments below…

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  1. Taylor Duh July 18, 2018

    Definitely deserving of it

  2. IKNOWTHETRUTH July 18, 2018


  3. Beystansince1997 July 18, 2018

    Missy shouldn’t have already gotten her Vanguard award. No reason why artist like (Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Britney, and Pink) already received theirs. Missy, Busta Rhymes, Janet, and Michael MADE MTV back in the day!

    • July 18, 2018

      You can keep all those artists names but don’t touch Britney. She deserved that award more than anyone for her iconic videography. She WAS the video queen of the 90s and early 00s.

      • Beystansince1997 July 18, 2018

        I said what I said.

      • Frigo July 18, 2018

        Agree with you …
        Her vidz from the 90’s 00’s are amazing even today she make good vidz.
        Just want to remember that Cher is one o for the good ones who havent received this award yet so as Donna Summer. They made awesome vidz in a time that wasn’t the norm.

  4. pat July 18, 2018

    if she doesn’t, whoever does, will be dragged

  5. IKNOWTHETRUTH July 18, 2018


  6. ~The Arcade~ July 18, 2018

    They’ll probably give it to Bruno Mars or Miley smh

  7. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 18, 2018

    She deserved it before JT, Rihanna, Pink and Britney. She has some of the most innovative videos of all time and certainly better videos than all those mentioned and is co-signed by all legends. Not to mention the amount of classics she produced for herself, Lil Kim, Beyonce, 702, Mariah Carey, Aaliyah and the list goes on and on and on and on.

  8. mr.m July 18, 2018

    It’s Xtina’s time!!!!
    should’ve took it before monkeyonce and sh!t, I mean p!nk

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 18, 2018

      Naw xtina is far down on the list bro

      • SMH July 18, 2018

        Not that far down, she’s just as deserving as them.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 18, 2018

        Not THAT far down but there are people much more deserving and envelope pushing that deserve it before her and make better music. Christina does not have that many GREAT videos. She’s overhyped.

    • iamdiego July 19, 2018


  9. Tino July 18, 2018

    Usher Usher Usher Usher he honestly deserved the award before anyone

    • SMH July 18, 2018


      Missy is definitely deserving, but Usher BEEN deserving, LONG before beyonce, timberlake, britney, and p!nk, and even Missy.

      • July 18, 2018

        What video of usher is iconic or legendary? That transcends all boarders of the public? Tell me.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 18, 2018

        My way.. u don’t have to call.. yeah… you make me wanna.. usher has MADDDDDDDS VIDEOS THAT TRANSCEND. u must be white lol

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 18, 2018

      Moving Mountains by usher was definitely one of the more epic videos of the 2000s. Huge Budget too (I’m guessing)

      • July 18, 2018

        NONE of that is iconic. Maybe..MAYBE “my way”…he didn’t change pop culture with a video, no controversy, no iconic fashion takeaways that would be known today. Nothing. He has good videos of course; not saying he doesn’t..but there’s nothing iconic. People like Madonna, Michael, Britney, Janet, Missy..are types of people to receive this. The fact that every year now someone gets it, is watering down the importance of the award. It takes away the value.

  10. Yan July 18, 2018

    She definitely should. MTV get it together.

  11. Tino July 18, 2018

    Lmao at you saying Usher doesn’t deserve this award. You’re telling me Britney lip sync Justin Timberthief and Pink have more iconic videos than Usher? Usher confession album literally changed the entire landscape of music and influenced every R&B or pop album to follow it. He was named hot 100 artist of the 2000’s but he hasn’t changed pop culture SMH

    • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) July 19, 2018

      Usher deserves the award when he has a comeback album. He fell off. I recognize his value but people need a refresher Usher course with new material. I think his last big era was about 15 years ago. Britney, Pink, and Justin had more recent good eras (Frame Fatal Tour / Vegas, Pinks last tour, and 20/20 album).

      • Caleb July 19, 2018

        2010 with Raymond v. Raymond was a very big era for him and that wasn’t 15 years ago. It was 8.

  12. Evannnn July 19, 2018

    omg she soooooo deserves that award!!

  13. Tino July 19, 2018

    Usher won 2 grammys in 2011 for Raymond vs. Raymond he won another for climax in 2013 OMG was #1 worldwide in 2010 climax was #1 for 12 weeks in 2012 and no limited was #1 in 2016 but carry on lol

    • Tino July 19, 2018

      No. Limit

  14. Antincia foster July 21, 2018

    You deserve it missy

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