Sunday night, Kanye West will be awarded the MTV VMA Vanguard Award, honoring a lifetime (more like a decade) of being at the forefront of music, fashion and conceitedness

Sure his Grammys and clothing line put him in the running to win this award, but what accomplishments really set him apart from his peers?

We’ve rounded up Yeezus’ nine greatest achievements that prove he is the icon MTV tells us he is. And in case you ever forget, just ask him — he’ll make sure to tell you why he deserves it Read more…

1. Being one-half of this Instagram photo, which was at one time the most Liked Instagram photo ever with 2.4 million Likes

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Kanye West’s 9 greatest life achievements