Missy Elliot earned herself a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame recently elevating her celebrity status to another level, which is awesome since we know her as one of the best female Hip Hop rappers and MCs in the game.
According to Variety, the four-time Grammy-winning, singer-songwriter and producer Missy Elliott was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.
Elliot’s star was placed outside the new location of the giant Amoeba Music record store on Hollywood Boulevard, which will also be a location for stars for other music honorees, Ana Martinez, said.
Celebrities like Ciara and Lizzo were present at the ceremony and celebrated alongside Missy Elliot. They were also among those to introduce Elliott at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce ceremony.
Elliott, 50, discussed the hardships she has faced over the years and opened up about experiencing both anxiety and depression in the past.
“Through the grace of God in faith, I’ve kept going. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be standing here in front of a star,” she said. “I’d come here 20 some years ago and just used to walk past all of these stars and just imagine,” Elliott continued. “It’s just a blessing to dream big and it truly happened. I’m truly standing here.”
The star posted a picture of herself on Instagram next to the star writing,
“Slide Left👈🏾VA all Day I love you #757🙌🏾 We here baby! And I know a lot of people say (Missy it’s bout Time) but this was the right time (God’s Timing)& I am Grateful! This is a moment that I shall never forget & all the people who have been on this journey with me through my ups and downs & sickness I want you all to know how much you mean to me💜💜💜 I am still filled by seeing I have a star amongst so many other great Stars my heart is Smiling and I thank all my SuperFriends and all the female EMCEES before me thank you for being the foundation for me Queens👑 I am HUMBLED! #hollywoodwalkoffame
Missy Elliot Dedicated Her Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star To All Female Hip Hop MCs
Missy Elliot dedicated 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.
“I especially want to thank my sisters in hip hop,” she said, “I love each and every one of y’all — the ones that’s poppin’ and the ones that’s about to be poppin,’” she said, before singling out “the godmothers”: Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Sha-Rock, Angie Stone, Roxannne Shanté, Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, and Salt-N-Pepa.
“I know I’m probably missing some,” she continued. “But y’all are the backs that we stand on. Y’all are the foundation. Y’all ran so we could walk; y’all stood up for something so we could sit comfortably. So I thank y’all for this moment.”
Elliott also thanked her mother Patricia, as well as her longtime producer Timbaland, who was unable to attend the ceremony. Ciara and Lizzo each introduced Elliott at the ceremony before joining her for photos following the ceremony.
Hits like “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It” are regarded as one of the classics today that from the rapper whose career took off from the early 1990s.
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