If you caught the MTV Video Music Awards you might have seen Missy Elliott give her acceptance speech for receiving the Michael Jackson’s MTV Video Vanguard award. During this time, she thanked numerous people who helped to shape her groundbreaking career, notably one of those being Love & Hip Hop’s executive producer and creator Mona Scott. We caught up with Scott on the red carpet prior to the MTV Video Music Awards to get the inside scoop about her relationship with Missy Elliott and how both of them have gone on to challenge the status quo in an industry that isn’t always keen on strong women of color.
I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the Vanguard Award. She has contributed so much to our culture; musically, physically, spirit, mind, body, & soul.
DAMN. The platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning recording artist will be performing on the MTV Video Music Awards stage for the first time as a solo headline performer.
The concert that took place during the VMAs hosted some of music’s biggest acts such as Pharrell Williams.