Missy Elliott's VMAs Performance Proves Her Vanguard Award Was a Long Time Coming

In true fashion, Missy Elliott left viewers breathless with her energetic performance at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. As this year's recipient of the Video Vanguard Award, the legendary artist ran through hits like "Work It" and "The Rain" amid constantly changing choreography and backdrops. Needless to say, the entire performance further proved why she was so deserving of the honor — in fact, it was a long time coming.

While Elliott's stellar performance didn't surprise fans aware of her talent, it certainly delighted them. Read through some hyped-up reactions to the performance — and Alyson Stoner's surprise cameo — ahead.