Rihanna To Receive The MTV Video Vanguard Award At The VMAs
Rihanna is about to receive a high honor at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Today (August 11), she announced that she is this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Previous honorees include Michael Jackson himself, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Kanye West.
Rihanna launched her career more than a decade ago as the island girl next door, as seen in videos for “Pon De Replay” and “Don’t Stop the Music.” Since then, however, her videos have become blockbuster affairs inspired by real-life drama, from her past abusive relationships to not-so-secure financial dealings.
See Rihanna’s announcement below.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 11, 2016