The MTV Video Music Awards are five days away and only getting bigger. Kanye West has been selected as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The 38-year-old music icon is known for pushing boundaries and delivering creative videos since his rise to stardom starting in 2004.
Kanye joins a long list of legends (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé) who have been honored with the lifetime achievement award. West has a long history with the VMAs, performing “Jesus Walks/All Falls Down/Through the Wire” in 2004 with the legendary Chaka Khan, “Gold Digger” with Jamie Foxx in 2005, “Stronger” and “Good Life” with T-Pain in 2007, premiering “Love Lockdown” in 2008, joining Jay Z for “Otis” in 2011 and returning in 2013 with “Blood on the Leaves.”
Hosted by Miley Cyrus, the 2015 MTV VMAs takes place this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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