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MTV Is Bringing Missy Elliott Museum To NYC Ahead Of VMAs

MTV is continuing to pay homage to Missy Elliott.

After MTV announced that singer/songwriter Missy Elliott will be honored with the Michael Jackson MTV Video Vanguard award at this year’s VMA’s, the network kept the flowers coming, creating a museum to pay further tribute to the music legend. The interactive museum will be open to the public in New York City for two days and will honor some of Missy’s most iconic videos, according to Splash.

The celebration takes place August 24-25 and tickets have already sold out.

“Museum of Missy” will also highlight some of the creative visionaries behind the rapper’s music videos like June Ambrose, Hype Williams, Dave Myers and more.

“I’m so thrilled that MTV, in collaboration with Pepsi has decided to showcase the amazing work of dear friend Missy Elliot,” June Ambrose said in a statement obtained by Essence. “It has been my distinct honor and privilege to have been fortunate enough to costume design for Missy for so many years, a true labor of love. I wish to congratulate Missy, Hype Williams, HitHat and all the many creatives whose amazing work will be on display at the Museum of Missy Elliott.

The museum experience will contain exhibits that will bring to life several of the Grammy-award-winning artist’s most memorable videos like Lose Control, The Rain, Gossip Folks and more.

A video of the exterior of the museum surfaced on Twitter, and Missy herself retweeted it with humble thanks Wednesday. “I’m am so Grateful,” she wrote.

Fans had been for years rallying for MTV to honor Missy Misdemeanor Elliott with the Video Vanguard award that’s been shared with artists like Beyonce, Madonna, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears. Missy will become the first female rapper to receive the award that pays respect to artists who’ve had a major impact on music videos.

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