MTV Video Music Awards: Missy Elliott To Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Published: Monday 12th Aug 2019 by Sam

It’s been years overdue, but Missy Elliott will finally be receiving her dues. For, it’s been announced that she’s this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honor at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Details below…

Per the network, Elliott will perform in celebration of the salute at the August 26th extravaganza, which takes place at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. It’ll mark her first VMA performance in 16 years.

A rap pioneer and owner of five Grammy Awards, the visual trailblazer also earned the honor of being the first female Hip-Hop act to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

Elliott joins previous VMA Vanguard honorees such as Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez.

Check out the reveal video:

Congrats in earnest! So deserved!

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  1. Clarkson August 12, 2019

    Cardi in the next 10 years or less will also receive this award.

    • Brent Christopher August 12, 2019

      her music videos are cinematic masterpieces!

      • Wonder Woman August 12, 2019

        They might as well give one Iggy Azalea…

    • whut August 12, 2019

      LMFAO. Funniest thing i’ve heard all day. Cardi B will be back on the pole 10 years from now.

    • ??? August 12, 2019

      lmfaooooo yeah right, dummi b will be working at the dmv in 10 years lmfaooooooo

    • Jasmine August 12, 2019

      Shut it Sam. Ain’t nobody talking about Cardi on here

    • Lana Bey Fan August 12, 2019

      The lies! The delusionas Of grandeur! The falsification of facts! The irrationality! I could go on and on. Cardi isn’t going to be around in 5 years let alone 10. You def played yourself sis.

    • K_man August 12, 2019

      Where is mariah’s Vanguard Award. She’s has 18 number one singles and nothing yet! But Totally I can see cardi getting it in like ten years. After J.Lo MTV is just giving away this award. In a couple of year peoples are going to say these legends deserve the award!!

      Selena Gomez
      Febi (from Basketball wives)
      Riff Raff
      Lil Nas X

      • cory August 13, 2019

        Mariah never had iconic game-changing videos.

        Where is her “Rhythm Nation”? “Vogue”? “Thriller”? Even TLC and En Vogue have more iconic videos. Mariah doesn’t even have a “Free Your Mind” in her catalog.

        She will not get a Video Vanguard award. She’s only has 6 MTV Award nominations. Zero wins!

        En Vogue’s “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” was nominated for 6 awards. LOL. En Vogue has 18 nominations and 7 wins! Even Jody Watley has more nominations than Mariah with 8.

        Mariah’s 18 #1 hits for 49 cents each does not mean she would win a MTV Award for her music videos.

        Maybe an award for most #1 hits sold for 49 cents.

  2. Danny Bey August 12, 2019

    AS ?? SHE?? SHOULD?? Bout damn time!

  3. B-Rocka August 12, 2019

    Congratulations Missy!! ???

  4. MessyBoots August 12, 2019

    She is one of the few who deserve this honor. Give Missy her flowers!!!! ????

  5. Bloom August 12, 2019

    should have went to Mariah but whatever

    • whut August 12, 2019

      No, Mariah’s songs are iconic, not her videos.

    • meeee August 12, 2019

      Mariah had absolutely no control over her own visual until at least Honey

      • Jasmine??‍♀️David??‍♂️Sam??‍♂️& Rashad ??‍♂️#TROLLmineSlayers #DaBiAsianCrew August 12, 2019

        Mariah directed the Fantasy and Always be my baby videos and did wear belly shirts/ crop tops and böoty shorts so I think it fair to say she had some input and definitely at least creative freedom for those two videos. She just wasn’t sèx kitten Mariah yet.

    • Rubik August 13, 2019

      Even Taylor and Onika will receive it before Mariah. What’s more iconic she dresses like a hooker on TMB or her live video for Hero (one of her most iconic songs)?

  6. Queen ?? Missy August 12, 2019

    Bow down bishes.

  7. Wonder Woman August 12, 2019

    HggJjsjsjsuehh J.Low has one?

    Long over due…

  8. ~The Arcade~ August 12, 2019


  9. Lol August 12, 2019

    Y’all better respect this queen!!!!

  10. High Price August 12, 2019

    Much deserved.

  11. The Real Princess Jasmine August 12, 2019

    Who gives a crap ? about an MTV Award I rather be The Highest Paid Female Rapper of All Times f*** awards give me Money ???????????? Nicki Minaj

    • Queen ?? Missy August 12, 2019

      You real big mad. Among the many things Missy has that Oneva doesn’t is a legacy and respect from her peers.

  12. #TheTruth August 12, 2019

    She deserves it.

    I hope Mariah will be next. I feel like they kept her under the radar because she’s not upthere on stage dancing up and down.

    But her career speaks for itself.
    She’s been down looked by quite a few institutions (the Grammys, the writer’s hall of fame or whatever it is titled…).

    At the end of the day she didn’t need any of this to get to where she is.
    Plus we all know the award thing is very American. There’s a few ceremonies worldwide but not as many as in the US. Just an observation.

    Anyway congrats Missy and looking forward to the new album.

  13. Tino August 12, 2019

    Missy deserves it yes but not before Usher, yet another 00’s artist that haven’t had nowhere near Usher’s success. Usher was named Billboard Hot 100 artist of the decade and second most successful solo artist of the decade behind Eminem. So 00’s artist like Pink, Kanye, Brittney, Missy, Jlo, Justin, Rihanna, and yes even Beyonce getting the Vanguard award before Usher is absolutely ridiculous. Sad to say but Usher won’t get credit for his career until his dead SMDH

    • Rosanna August 13, 2019

      Each one of them got what they deserved…they got awards Usher got h***** ??

      • Rosanna August 13, 2019

        H E R P E S

    • ME August 13, 2019

      Usher do get looked over a lot but he doesn’t deserve it before Missy. Missy was making groundbreaking videos, while Usher was just getting started.

      • Tino August 13, 2019

        Man please Missy career doesn’t even compares to Usher’s. Its about more than just videos.

      • Queen ?? Missy August 13, 2019

        It’s literally entitled Video Vanguard Award.

    • Tino August 14, 2019

      No s*** , but they use to also determine it based on the artist success but apparently they don’t now.

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  15. ME August 13, 2019

    ??????????????Is about time MTV! Missy videos are always entertaining and one of the most influential female rappers of all time. She has the talent and sales.

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