Rap queen Missy Elliott now has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star to shine bright for her on Hollywood Boulevard.
The 50-year-old icon attended a special ceremony in her honor yesterday (November 8) on Hollywood Boulevard in front of Amoeba Music. She was presented with a star in the category of “Recording.”
The honor was better late than never, she admitted on social media. Elliott wrote her many fans would say “Missy, it’s 'bout time,” in a caption. “This is a moment that I shall never forget and all the people who have been on this journey with me, I thank you,” she enthused.
Ciara, Lizzo and Elliott's manager Mona Scott-Young supported her in speaking at the launch. Missy then got the chance to speak and thanked her "sisters in hip-hop" and "the godmothers." Those influences were Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Sha-Rock, Angie Stone, Roxannne Shanté, Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, and Salt-N-Pepa.
“Y’all are the backs that we stand on,” she said about the group. “Y’all are the foundation.”
Missy Elliott dedicates her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to "female MCs in hip-hop," including Queen Latifah, Monie Love, MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa and more.— Variety (@Variety) November 8, 2021
"Y'all ran so we could walk. Y'all stood up for something so we could sit comfortably." https://t.co/Tec2oS5aGB pic.twitter.com/dwVfhZS6nL
In a statement announcing Elliott’s latest honor, reps for the Walk of Fame lauded the emcee as “one of the most significant female artists in music history,” and “a pioneer of female hip-hop and R&B, groundbreaking songwriter-producer, and across-the-board cultural icon."
Elliott has “broken through the barriers of the male-dominated Hip Hop world, and music industry as a whole, as she has led the way for many women who have followed in her footsteps,” said Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame producer. “She continues to break barriers year after year and we’re thrilled to be able to honor her on the Walk of Fame.”
Elliot is now the owner of the 2,708th star on the famous walkway. It's just the latest addition to her trailblazing success. In 2019, she became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the third hip-hop artist overall. Not to mention she's bagged four Grammy Awards, impacted the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 33 titles (including nine Top 10s), and landed five Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200.
See Missy Elliot's Walk of Fame star below.
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