Rihanna is about to be honored in the best way. What better recognition than being awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard? This year's 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will honor RiRi for her sensational visual elements in her artistry. Her creative direction has known no bounds, from last year's ANTI videos to the most recent "This Is What You Came For."
But this isn't the first time she's recognized for such projects. Rihanna was in the run for four VMA nominations: Best Female Video for "Work" featuring Drake, Best Male Video for "This Is What You Came For," and two in the Best Collaboration category for both of the above singles.
The MTV VMAs will take place in Madison Square Garden for the first time in all of VMA history. The VMAs air on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.