A BIG CONGRATS to hip hop music legend Missy Elliott. She will be presented with this year’s coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during the 2019 VMAs. MTV posted the news on Monday along with the announcement of her highly anticipated live performance on August 26 at 9 p.m.

“Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent, Viacom and Co-Brand Head, MTV International, said in a statement. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”

Missy is the first female rapper to receive the award and will be recognize her for years of outstanding showmanship in music as a writer, producer and performer. She joins a laundry list of iconic female honorees including Madonna, Michael’s sister Janet Jackson, Pink, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé.

Watch the official announcement video below:

What’s your favorite Missy Elliott song?

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