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Kanye West to Receive Video Vanguard Award at 2015 MTV VMAs

Kanye West to Receive Video Vanguard Award at 2015 MTV VMAs


Well this news should please at least Kanye West! The music star has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of MTV’s Video Vanguard Award.

The controversial rapper was chosen as this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient because of his his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture.

No matter how you feel about West as a person, it’s hard to deny he has talent. Throughout his career, he’s blended musical and visual artistry to a powerful effect. West always does what he can to push boundaries and these attempts have resulted in him delivering something new with every successive video.

Once he receives the award, West will joins a long list of past Vanguard recipients including: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce.

West hasn’t commented on receiving the honor yet, but we’re sure whatever he has to say will be in classic Kanye fashion.

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Miley Cyrus, will air live on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Let us know your thoughts on Kanye being chosen for the honor in the comments below!

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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