Kanye West will be receiving the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” at this year’s Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, which is slated to take place Sunday (August 30) at 9 pm EST.
Artists who have received this award in previous years, are Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, and Beyoncé, who won it last year.
Kanye West has not yet been confirmed as a performer at the MTV Award show yet, though Miley Cyrus is set to host the event.
Pharrell, A$AP Rocky, Macklemore and The Weeknd are among the acts slated to perform at the VMAs.
MTV announced the Kanye West news by releasing the video below:
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