MTV has announced that Kanye will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday. The award honors “his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture”.
Past recipients include Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and in 2006, Hype Williams with the award presented by Kanye himself in honor of his filmmaking achievements.
The 2015 MTV VMAs will air live Sunday, August 30th at 9 p.m. ET.