Rihanna To Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award At 2016 MTV VMAs


Rihanna will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

The “Needed Me” singer reacted on Twitter, telling the network that she’s honored to take the stage at this year’s VMAs as its Vanguard award recipient.

Rih is joining a long list of honorees that includes Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Madonna and Justin Timberlake. She is also set to perform.

Tune in to the awards show as it airs live, Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT – to see who takes home their Moonmen.

Congrats, RiRi!

This week also brought the news that Rihanna is in talks to join the cast of Ocean’s Eight – the upcoming all-female reboot of Ocean’s Eleven. In case you missed it, read more on that here.

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via MTV

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