Missy Elliot was a huge fan of Michael Jackson when she was growing up. Now she will receive the highest honor that is in his name at the MTV Music Awards.
“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.”
Missy Elliot joins the elite list of performers to receive the accolade.
Arists such as the 2018 winner, Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Rihanna and Kanye West have got the award in the past.
MTV was considering changing the name of the award in the wake of backlash from recent documentary “Leaving Neverland,” the network has not done so.
Missy Elliot showed her gratitude for being considered for the prestigious award on her twitter account with the following.