As part of receiving the annual Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, Missy Elliott was honoured with a tribute to her from many of her friends, collaborators and admirers, including Lizzo, Ciara, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland. The video compilation is very sweet, with many of the biggest stars in the world (correctly) acknowledging how influential the hip-hop star has been over the course of her legendary career. Watch the tribute below.
The 2019 VMAs are being held Monday evening at New Jersey's Prudential Center. Hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalo, the 36th annual award show has Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading the way with 10 nominations each, and Missy Elliott receiving the esteemed Video Vanguard Award. See the full list of winners here, and the best red carpet looks here.