MTV To Present Kanye West With Lifetime Award

MTV To Present Kanye West With Lifetime Award

MTV is set to confer its highest honor on Kanye West this Sunday, August 30.


Before now, winners of the award are Madonna (1986), Micheal Jackson (1988), Janet Jackson (1990), as well as U2, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce for 2001, 2011, 2013 and 2014 respectively.

The Video Vanguard Award is the MTV’s lifetime achievement award.

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Though West is to be presented with the honour he hasn’t any nominations for this year’s MTVs, an event that has seen him pocket two previous awards.

Whilst the world looks forward to Sunday’s show, West’s 2009 drama after Taylor Swift was announced winner for Best Female Video will always be fresh on many minds.

Swift edged out Beyonce Knowles in 2009’s MTV Awards when her single ‘You Belong With Me’ won for Best Female Video ahead of Knowles’ ‘Put A Ring On It’ and the rapper went on stage and threw a major tantrum.

And though details are still sketchy as to whether West will have a performance this year or not, previous years have seen him treat the audience to interesting performances of his hit records from his 2004 appearance to his performance of ‘Blood On The Leaves’ in 2013.


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