Rihanna will receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards this year. The video vanguard award recognizes artists achievements in music, fashion, film, and philanthropy. The award was created in 1984 and was renamed in 1991 in honor of Michael Jackson.
Rihanna is also set to perform at the award show as well. The show will air on Sunday, August 28th live from New York City. Rihanna also shared on Twitter that she is honored to be performing as the Vanguard recipient.
Check out Rihanna’s tweet below.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 11, 2016