It’s been a long time coming, but Missy Elliot is finally getting her much-deserved MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
On Monday (August 12), MTV announced they were giving the innovative rapper and visual stylist this prestigious award at the 2019 VMA’s held on August 26. She is the first female rapper to be honored with this award in the ceremony’s history.
Of course, Missy was beyond excited to share the news, telling her fans on social media that she is so very “humbled.”
I am Humbly Grateful to be receiving the MichaelJacksonVideoVanguard Award. I Thank my FANS “Supafriends” who fought diligently to see this day come @KidFury @crissles who rooted for years 4 me. I am crying happy tears Thank you God @MTV @vmas I am SO HUMBLED,” she wrote.
“Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”
This will be her first time in 16 years performing at the VMA’s…and we all know she should have won this award a while ago.
As Variety noted, “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).” That, and Missy’s cutting edge visuals and style raised the bar and have truly been an art form.
She is truly an icon.
As news hit of Missy’s major accomplishment, Black female fans flocked to Twitter to give their congrats to the 48-year-old supa-talented songwriter, rapper and innovator.
You better work Missy!!!
Soooo deserving!! Congrats MISSY!! https://t.co/6yqaDJ7rEo— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) August 12, 2019
I BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY FOR SOOOOO LONG 😭 CONGRATS QUEEN https://t.co/E6sQ9PfklD— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) August 12, 2019
Congrats!!! You are a pioneer.— Tananarive Due SUPPORT GEORGIA DEMS 4 SENATE (@TananariveDue) August 12, 2019
NO ONE ELSE IS MORE DESERVING— 🤷🏾♀️ (@evenparadise) August 12, 2019
YOU SERVED US LOOKS ,GAVE US HOOKS AND ALL OF YOUR VIDEOS WILL BE IN THE HISTORY BOOKS pic.twitter.com/PwkLbWKJtp
It’s been a long time coming Missy but my God you deserve this. Your videos are iconic and have set the benchmark! I can’t wait to see you perform and just shut the VMA’s down!! 👏🏾🙌🏾— Jeanette (@JeanetteEliz) August 12, 2019
They finally honoring Missy Misdemeanor Elliot pic.twitter.com/sLYJrWvIdN— Good Hands. (@JLaCocaina) August 12, 2019
NOW MISSY ELLIOT GETTING THR VANGUARD AWARD, THE VMAS ABOUT TO TURN THE FUCK UP YES BITCHES, WE WINNING AGAIN pic.twitter.com/zZMOSQeYvz— ᴊᴇɴ (@FLOMILLISWIFT) August 12, 2019
Missy Elliott is the paper, the pen, the blueprint, the design.— J'na Jefferson (@jnajefferson) August 12, 2019
Shouldn't have taken this long but I'm so happy to see her getting what she deserves.
Her acceptance performance is going to blow everyone out of the water. I hope Busta is there.#VMAs pic.twitter.com/YPT6DzQgCI
First of all Missy Elliott's music transcends time and space— Brit Bennett (@britrbennett) August 12, 2019
i’m so happy for Missy 😭 https://t.co/BHna5TaX7e— B I A N C A 🇲🇽✊🏽 (@_BiancaKathryn) August 12, 2019