Missy Elliott will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 VMAs. MTV made the announcement last Monday (Aug. 12). “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.” In promotion of Elliott receiving this prestigious honor, MTV is partnering with Pepsi to create a special pop-up event in New York City, dedicated to Elliot’s expansive videography. With the VMAs set to air on August 26, the exhibit is set to run from August 24-25. The Virginia native joins past Video Vanguard honorees including Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Rihanna, Kanye West and Beyoncé.