Rihanna to receive Michael Jackson video Vanguard Award at 2016 MTV VMAs


Rihanna will join the ranks of Beyonce and Kanye West to receive music’s highest honour – the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard reports.

“Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28!,” she tweeted, moments ago.

Last year, Kanye West was honoured with the awards and during his acceptance speech, he declared his intention to run for president come 2020.

Other artistes who have also received the award include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears and more.

Rihanna has raked in four VMA nominations, and she will be performing live at the awards ceremony.  The awards will hold at the Madison Square Garden on August 28.