MTV has announced the incomparable Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs.


“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.”

Elliott, a five-time Grammy Award winner and the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has sold more than 30 million records worldwide, thanks to hits like “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On” and “WTF (Where They From).” She is the only female rapper to have six studio albums certified platinum.

Missy took to social media to express her gratitude for receiving an honor that is excessively overdue.

Solange Knowles pretty much summed up what was going to happen if Missy was overlooked AGAIN!

Solange Knowles

Congratulations to Missy!

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