Is Your Award Show Losing Viewers? Just Honor Kanye
Kanye West is getting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's VMAs. Can he help the show's ratings?By Eugene Daniels | August 25, 2015
As if the anticipation of Miley Cyrus being Miley Cyrus wasn't enough to tune in, MTV says it will award Kanye West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's Video Music Awards. (Video via MTV)
In a statement, MTV said, "His creative depths have never ceased to amaze us, and some could argue that his videos are complete masterpieces in their own right."
The award is given to someone for their contribution to the art of the music video. But if you look at past recipients, Kanye's an interesting choice for the award for a few reasons. (Video via Def Jam Recordings)