MTV announced that the VMAs will be honoring Jennifer Lopez with the prestigious Michael Jackson Vanguard Video Award.
MTV released the news Tuesday night (July 31st) to which Lopez responded with excitement during an MTV’sFacebooklive interview. ” I grew up in the MTV era. I was watching all the way back from Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna and Janet [Jackson] and Michael [Jackson], all of them. They were my inspirations to get into the music business, to do what I did. Their videos inspired me to do the videos I did. Now, to be 20 years in and here and winning this award, it’s just mind blowing.”
Lopez will also be performing during the awards show and not only that, but she is also nominated in two VMA categories for her new single, “Dinero.”
Fans can vote online for their top selections across 12 VMA categories over the next few weeks.
Jennifer Lopez is the first Latin artist ever to be the recipient of the Video Vanguard Award at the #VMAs.
Even Missy Elliott took the time to shout Jennifer Lopez out for the big announcement. There were rumors swirling around that Missy was supposed to be receiving the award but she slammed the rumors down by announcing on Twitter that that wasn’t the case.