2023 MTV VMAs: Sean “Diddy” Combs To Recieve Global Icon Award

Diddy at the Something in the Water Music Festival in 2019
Diddy at the Something in the Water Music Festival in 2019. Photo by RMV/Shutterstock (10227084u)

2023 is shaping up to be an epic year for Sean “Diddy” Combs, and he’ll get to celebrate his success at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. The iconic rapper has officially been announced as the honorary recipient of the Golden Icon Award.

This honorary award was first introduced as a part of the MTV Europe Music Awards lineup, before making its way to the VMAs. It’s meant to celebrate “an artist or band whose unparalleled career and continued influence have achieved a unique level of global success in music and beyond”, and it was previously given to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters.

There’s no better time than now to award Diddy with this accolade because he’s currently getting ready to share a new album with the world. The Love Album: Off the Grid will mark his first solo LP since 2006, and it will hit the shelves on September 15.

Diddy is expected to perform a medley of his biggest hits at the MTV VMAs on September 12, joining previously announced performers Doja Cat, Anitta, Lil Wayne, Kelsea Ballerini, Tomorrow X Together, Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin, Stray Kids, and Shakira. He’s also in the running for four awards with songs “Creepin” (Remix) ft. Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, and 21 Savage and “Gotta Move On” ft.  Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, and Yung Miami.