MTV is hopping on the Kanye-loving band wagon as they have just announced the Hip Hop star as this year’s winner for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award premiering this coming Sunday, August 30th.
The VMAs’ highest honor will be presented to West during the live broadcast show & have already shown why West is the obvious & well-deserving of the award with the below tweet:
— MTV Hip-Hop (@mtvhiphop) August 27, 2015
West will be honored for blending “musical and visual artistry to powerful effect” throughout his storied career, from “Bound 2″ to “Jesus Walks” to his epic damn near MOVIE music video “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” short film.
Hosted by Miley Cyrus, the VMAs will be live broadcast from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and will also feature some big names. The Weeknd, who will perform his No. 1 hit “Can’t Feel My Face” for the first time on television, as well as additional performers like Pharrell Williams, Justin Beiber, A$AP Rocky, & so many more.
Get excited for Sunday’s award show by checking out the #HereComesKanye VMA promo below: