When MTV initially announced Jennifer Lopez would be the 2018 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient, there were some who didn’t cosign the idea. Well, the 49-year-old superstar shut down all the haters with an epic performance. She stole the show with her already iconic set.
During her 10-minute powerhouse medley, Lopez delivered killer choreo filled with plenty of booty shaking while performing ” “Waiting for Tonight,” “On the Floor,” “Dance Again,” “Ain’t Yo Mama,” “El Anillo,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “Get Right,” “Jenny from the Block” and “I’m Real.” Ja Rule even joined her on stage for the latter.
Equally as impressive was her acceptance speech. She was gracious in thanking all those who helped her along the way. “I grew up on MTV, and this is really like a tremendous honor for me,” Lopez said during her acceptance speech. “It has been an incredible journey of dreaming my wildest dreams and then kind of watching them come true.”
Lopez is only the seventh woman to receive the Video Vanguard Award and first Latino artist. Check out the performance and acceptance speech below.
2018 VMAs: Jennifer Lopez Video Vanguard Performance
2018 VMAs: Jennifer Lopez Video Vanguard Speech