Jennifer Lopez Also Thinks Missy Elliott Should Win MTV's Video Vanguard Award -- And Lady Gaga Too

MTV announced Tuesday (July 31) that Jennifer Lopez will accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard at the 2018 Video Music Awards next month -- but the superstar already has some contenders in mind for next year.

Twitter has been blowing up over the Lopez announcement, especially Missy Elliott fans who thought the rapper should win the prestigious award this year. In a Facebook Live video Tuesday with MTV, Lopez shared her own picks for the next Video Vanguard recipients, and she thinks Elliott should win it too -- as well as another female powerhouse, Lady Gaga.

When Elliott's name came up, Lopez confirmed she was a "great" fit. "Missy's a great one, 'cause her videos were always so cutting-edge," she said. "Yes, her and Gaga I think would be good ones."

Watch Lopez's full Facebook Live interview below:

The MTV Video Music Awards air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Elliott's name was floated earlier this month as a possible recipient of the 2018 honor, but the "Get Ur Freak On" rapper took to Twitter to shut down the chatter, saying she was "humbled" to even be part of the conversation.

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