The ceremony, which will air August 28th, will celebrate the last decade in RiRi, honoring her dozens of legendary videos that accompanied her record-breaking singles.
She is also nominated for Best Female Video and Best Collaboration for ANTI's "Work" (featuring Drake), as well as Best Male Video and Best Collaboration, for her feature in Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For;" she will perform during the show, as well.
Past recipients of the Vanguard include Beyoncé, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, and Kanye West, who received it last year.
We'll see if Ri declares her own bid for presidency. I would absolutely vote for her.