US rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs (53) is honored with the “Global Icon Award” at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The “legendary hip-hop mogul and pioneer” will perform at the show on September 12 and accept the award, according to the music channel MTV (local time). The award recognizes his unparalleled career and enduring influence in the music world.

The rapper (“Bad Boy for Life”, “I’ll Be Missing You”) was last on stage in 2005 at the trophy show. Last year, the “Global Icon Award” went to the US rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The trophy show on September 12 is scheduled to take place in the US state of New Jersey. The prizes have been awarded since 1984. Fans can vote online for their favorites in many categories. The trophy is a “Moonman” – a small astronaut on the moon holding an MTV flag.