Monday, August 12th, MTV announced that rapper, songwriter, and producer, Missy Elliot, will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 Video Music Awards on August 26th. Such an award will make Elliot the first female rapper to receive the award. Elliot took to twitter to express her gratitude for such an honor.
Performance August 26th on @MTV I Thank you all again over 2 decades of support! If my heart could speak you would know how grateful I am🤗God knows I am humbled🙏🏾❤️ @Timbaland VA2up2Down pic.twitter.com/MHXWLL3aI0
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 12, 2019