MissyElliot

  • Missy Elliot is the First Female Rapper Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

    Missy Elliott performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Elliott, one of rap’s greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for Beyonce and Whitney Houston, is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.  (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)...
  • Kendrick Lamar gives credit to Missy Elliott & Busta Rhymes

    Kendrick Lamar is continuing to show off his mastery when it comes to music videos. K. Dot’s “HUMBLE.” won the Grammy for Best Music Video at this year’s ceremony, and in recent weeks, the visuals to “All The Stars” and “King’s Dead” off his Black Panther soundtrack have continued to garner widespread acclaim following their respective releases....
  • Missy Elliott reveals she was hospitalized

    Missy Elliott nearly couldn’t get her freak on at Katy Perry‘s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance in 2015. The 46-year-old rapper revealed on Wednesday that the night before she surprised the audience with a performance of “Get Ya Freak On” after Perry performed, she was hospitalized. “#Fact no1 knew I was...
  • Missy Elliot to Perform and Regina Hall to Host VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors: The 90s Game Changers

    “Girls Trip” star Regina Hall will host and Missy Elliot will perform on the VH1 special “Hip Hop Honors: The 90s Game Changers,” set for Sept. 18. The event in the style of a 90s block party broadcasts from Los Angeles’ Paramount Studios and will celebrate pivotal moments from...
  • Missy Elliott’s influence felt at FYF Fest, 20 years after her debut

    “Back to the lesson at hand,” Missy Elliott said midway through her headlining set on Friday’s opening night of the FYF Fest at Exposition Park, the rapper’s first full-length performance in the U.S. in about a decade. Having already performed a dizzying selection of her slickest work — “The...