After MTV’s announcement that Missy Elliott will be receiving a well-deserved Video Vanguard Award (becoming the first female rapper to do so) at this year’s VMAs on August 26, the television network has revealed a one-of-a-kind pop up museum in New York City that will highlight the trailblazing rapper’s major successes. In partnership with Pepsi, MTV will take whoever's in New York this weekend on a walk down memory lane as the museum spotlights the visionaries who made Elliott's greatest hits as visual as they are auditory and showcases scenes from some of her most iconic music videos, creating an environment perfect for an honorary Instagram moment.
Open for only two days on August 24 and 25, the must-see museum will be bustling with visitors as tickets sold out completely the first day they became available, so everyone else will have to live vicariously through stalking social media posts. Accompanying the visual installations will be the Supa Dupa Fly Lounge, where fans can get custom nail art and take part in photo activations that bring Missy’s most memorable music videos to life. With all the buzz, 632 Broadway is sure to be packed as visitors take part in the interactive experience that is all things Missy.
“I’m so thrilled that MTV, in collaboration with Pepsi, has decided to showcase the amazing work of my dear friend Missy Elliott,” costume designer June Ambrose said in a statement. “It has been my distinct honor and privilege to have been fortunate enough to 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.”
In the same celebratory spirit, we have high hopes for the music videos we want to see featured at the museum. With so many incredible moments to choose from, it’ll be hard to narrow it down to a select few. Take a look at our top picks below.