By Dymond Alexis
This year’s 2019 MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award goes to —- Ms.Supa Dupa Fly, Missy Elliott!
Variety brings the news of the achievement for Elliott and reveals she will perform for the first time on the show in 16 years.
“Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” said Bruce Gillmer, MTV Intl. co-brand head and Viacom music and music talent head. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”
Last year’s award went to Jennifer Lopez, with Pink, Kanye West, and Rihanna winning in previous years.
“It’s funny because I was just telling somebody that everything I spoke, I’ve done. And that’s how powerful the tongue is,” Elliott told Marie Claire for their August issue. “I used to sit in the house and act like I was having conversations with Janet [Jackson] and Michael [Jackson] and Madonna and whoever. I then would go and say my thank yous for award shows that I hadn’t made it to yet. I had speeches, and I would be in the mirror thanking my mama.”
The Video Music Awards will take place on Monday, August 26 at 8 p.m. This year’s awards show will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and are hosted by comedian, actor, and author Sebastian Maniscalco.