At this year's VMA's, visual genius and our mother Missy Elliot will finally get the most prestigious award MTV has to dole out: the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award.

In addition to accepting the award, Missy will perform at the ceremony, which will be hosted on Monday, August 26, for the first time since 2003.

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"Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched," said Viacom head of music and talent Bruce Gillmer.

No shit! Missy Elliott released her first ever music video and her breakout hit in 1997: shooting herself through a fish eye lens styled as a silken Michelin Man for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" video. Over the following years, she completely revolutionized rap-video style, making videos weirder, more creative, vivid and surreal than the MTV-watching world had seen before.

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