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Kanye West to receive the Vanguard Award at MTV VMA Awards

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Imma’ let you finish but … Kanye West will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the show’s highest honor, this Sunday at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV posted the news on their Instagram feed Tuesday after posting eight photos of the rapper.

In a statement, MTV said of the decision to award West, “Throughout his career, West has blended musical and visual artistry to powerful effect. From his trilogy of videos for “Jesus Walks,” to the mind-bending animation of “Heartless,” to the arresting imagery of “Bound 2,” he’s pushed boundaries and delivered something new with every successive video.”

 

❎ Kanye West will receive the 2015 Video Vanguard Award at the #VMAs this Sunday at 9/8C! ❎

A photo posted by MTV (@mtv) on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:00am PDT

West joins the likes of past winners like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake in accepting the award.

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