Missy Elliott—the one and only, Queen of hip hop, magnificent artist, and female trailblazer—received VH1's Hip-Hop Honors last night during a two-hour special titled "All Hail the Queens." To celebrate Missy Elliott, performers such as Eve, Nelly Furtado, Trina, Remy Ma and Lil’ Mo sang a medley of her greatest hits, like "Work It," "Get Ur Freak On," and latest song, "WTF." Missy's speech expressed thanks to her supporters and inspirations, Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Salt-n-Pepa, and she ended by dedicating the award to the late Aaliyah. Missy Elliott was and continues to be an amazing woman and icon in hip-hop, winning five Grammys and going platinum six times, and we are beyond stoked that this success was formally recognized.
The performance was a shining reminder of all the great work Missy has done, and continues to do, for women in hip-hop. Check it out below!
Top image courtesty of Missy's twitter.
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