Nobody is perhaps more deserving of this than her.
On November 8th, living legend Missy Elliott was the latest hip hop artist to receive her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Four Grammys won, over 30 million records sold worldwide, a Songwriters Hall Of Famer with writing credits for Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé,, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Monica, and countless others, and genre-defining visuals that still influence music videos today… what more can be said about Missy outside of “she would not lose a VERZUZ, should she ever decide to do it.”
Flanked by both Lizzo and Ciara, who helped induct her, Missy saluted her own “godmothers” of hip hop: Angie Stone, Queen Lafitah, Monie Love, Roxanne Shanté, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo, Sha-Rock, and Salt-n-Pepa during her emotional speech. “Y’all are the backs that we stand on. Y’all are the foundation,” she said.
Watch highlights of the induction ceremony below.