Missy Elliott Receives MTV Video Vanguard Award!
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it.
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gnaht ym tup i!
If you know that lyric, you’re a true fan of this year’s Video Vanguard Award recipient! Missy Elliott is a queen that has been around for decades, constantly reviving music and giving us life with her raspy vocals. She joins a whole host of recipients like Madonna, Rihanna, Janet Jackson and more in receiving this honor, we feel it’s long overdue for this musical mastermind.
Bruce Gillmer – co-brand head at MTV International – stated: “Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible, her creative vision across production, performance, and songwriting is unmatched.”
Breaking non-stop boundaries with her unbelievable music videos we can happily say she has enriched our lives and we could not imagine the music industry without her.
After being the first female rapper to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame earlier this year, and collaborating multiple artists – including the iconic Lizzo – she shows no signs of slowing down and we cannot wait to see the next thing her creative mind blesses us with!