Following her rousing performance at the 2019 VMAs, Missy Elliott returned onstage to receive her Michael Jackson video vanguard award.
Introduced by Cardi B, who praised her effusively, dubbing her a "living legend," a humble Elliott took center-stage and reminisced on her storied career.
"This Michael Jackson video vanguard award means so much to me," said the four-time Grammy-Award winner. "I have worked diligently for over two decades. And I never thought that I would be standing up here receiving this award. So it means so much to me. I promise you it doesn't go unnoticed that the support and love that y'all shown me over the years."