MISSY ELLIOT TO RECEIVE VMA VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD
Missy Elliott will receive MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Aug. 26 at the 2019 VMAs and will also perform live at the show for the first time in 16 years.
Even though the award is still technically called the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, MTV refers to it simply as the Video Vanguard Award in its video teaser for the VMAs. Bruce Gillmer, MTV Intl. co-brand head and Viacom music and music talent head said “Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible. Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”
The VMAs will air on MTV at 8 p.m. on Aug. 26 and will be hosted by comedian, actor and author Sebastian Maniscalco, live from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.