Kanye West to receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

There will definitely be reason to tune in on Sunday for this year’s VMAs.

MTV announced that Kanye West will be the recipient of the night’s most prestigious honor: the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Previous winners include Justin Timberlake, Madonna, and just last year, Beyonce who performed an amazing medley to close the show. No confirmation if ‘Ye will perform this year, but I’m pretty geeked he’ll get the honor for his videos. Kanye’s long been my (and many others) choice for the artist that has the best videos so it’s cool to see that recognized at this level. Even the announcement video for it was dope — highlighting Kanye through the years, even child rapping Kanye. Looking forward to Sunday now.

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