MTV VMAs let the cat out of the bag and announced that Nicki Minaj Video Vanguard Award will be the recipient at this year’s award ceremony. For months fans cultivated think pieces about Nicki being this decade’s beneficiary.
Michael Jackson’s Video Vanguard Award
Just as Grammys, Golden Globes, and so on. MTV generated a notable video award ceremony that crowns artists who have a catalog of iconic music videos. The award is given to remarkable artists and music video directors who have produced a beautifully crafted body of videos.
In the early 90s, MTV renamed the award to Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. This occurred a few years after he won the 1988 award. Over the years artists such as Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Missy Elliot, and now Nicki Minaj.
Nicki becomes the second female rapper in history to receive this special award. This will hopefully set a precedent and extend the bar that Nicki has already set over the course of her career. I just don’t see any other female rapper who can earn this award.
The ceremony will take place on 28 August 2022, and Nicki is set to light the stage with a performance. Since that’ll be weeks after she releases her single ‘Super Freaky Girl,’ fans and spectators will have learned the lyrics just in time. Congratulations Nicki!