Jennifer Lopez will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award live from Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20
Get ready for one thriller of a night!
On Tuesday, MTV announced that Jennifer Lopez will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards to honor her momentous mark on music. The singer and actress joined MTV’s Sway Calloway on Facebook Live for an interview about the announcement.
During the interview, Lopez shared her own picks for who should also receive the honor, citing Missy Elliott as a “great” choice. “Missy’s a great one, ’cause her videos were always so cutting-edge,” she said. “Yes, her and Gaga I think would be good ones.”
In addition to being on hand to receive MTV’s highest honor, the “Live It Up” singer, 49, will also be performing at the show and is up for two VMA awards for Best Collaboration and Best Latin Video both for her song “Dinero” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B.
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The 2018 VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday, Aug. 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.