MTV has finally answered our prayers! After years of social media advocating it had finally been announced that Missy Elliott will receive the Michael Jackson video vanguard award at the 2019 MTV VIdeo music awards.
MTV made the official announcement today. Along with the vanguard announcement, Missy Elliott will also return to the VMA stage for the first time in 16 years. When the announcement was made Missy Elliott thanked her fans who have been petitioned for Missy to win this award for years.
“I am Humbly Grateful to be receiving the MichaelJacksonVideoVanguard Award. I Thank my FANS ‘Supafriends’ who fought diligently to see this day come,” tweeted Missy, while thanking some of her supporters by name. “I am crying happy tears Thank you God.”
“Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” said Bruce Gillmer, MTV International co-brand head and Viacom music and music talent head. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”