This year’s MTV Video Music Awards are just a week away, and another honorary recipient has just been announced. The hip-hop legend Sean “Diddy” Combs will walk away with the prestigious Golden Icon Award at the MTV VMAs ceremony next week.
Diddy is following in the footsteps of the rock bands Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters, who collected this honorary award in the past two years and performed the medley of their biggest hits at the ceremony. This honor shouldn’t be confused with the Video Vanguard Award, which serves as the MTV VMAs’ lifetime achievement award and is being given to Shakira this year.
The Global Icon Award was originally introduced as a part of MTV Europe Music Awards, and it celebrates an artist whose career and continued influence have achieved a unique level of global success. Now’s better time than ever to reward Diddy with this accolade since his first solo album in years The Love Album: Off the Grid will hit the shelves on September 15.
Diddy also received four more nominations for his work on songs “Creepin” (Remix) ft. Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, and 21 Savage and “Gotta Move On” ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, and Yung Miami. He’ll serve as one of the performers at this year’s MTV VMAs, taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on September 12.