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LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Michael Jackson receives the Diamond Award on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

MTV is considering taking Michael Jackson’s name off of their Video Vanguard Award.

Page Six reports that because of the fallout from the Leaving Neverland documentary, “There’s a lot of heated discussion at the network about how to handle the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award this year, and it’s getting ugly.”

A source said, “There’s talk about if they should change the name, or get rid of it altogether. [There’s also talk] about who would pre­sent it and who would accept it. It’s a mess.”

The Video Vanguard Award was first presented to Jackson in 1988. In 1991, it was renamed after the superstar. Artists like Kayne West, Rihanna, U2 and Jennifer Lopez have received the honor.

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Michael Jackson is Presented the MTV Video Vanguard Artist of The Decade Award by Tom Freston,Starting with Adam Curry for MTV

Do you think they should change the name? How should MTV handle this for upcoming awards?