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Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott

American musician

Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott was born in Virginia in 1971. She is an award-winning rap artist and probably the greatest ever female rapper. As well as having a string of hit singles and albums, Elliott has also written songs for other top artists, including Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson. Elliott’s success in the rap industry is nothing short of phenomenal.

Elliott grew up experiencing and witnessing sexual and physical abuse. She lived in fear that her father would beat her mother to death. She found an escape in music. From the age of four she dreamed about stardom. She wrote letters to her hero Michael Jackson every day, asking him to rescue her. She also spent her youth writing song lyrics.


July 1, 1971
Missy Elliott was born in Portsmouth.


Further Resources


A trip down the mighty Mississippi


July 7, 2019

Explore the Mississippi River


January 15, 2010

Mississippi River Introduction


March 3, 2021


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Ash Percival
April 10, 2021
HuffPost UK
Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, The Weeknd and Halle Berry are among those who have paid tribute to the hip hop star.
Alyssa Meyers
November 25, 2019
Business Insider
Alyson Stoner is more than her dance moves, and the former Disney star plans to use her new podcast to spark curiosity among fans.
August 22, 2019
In advance of the 2019 VMAs on Monday, August 26th at August 26 at 8:00 pm ET/PT, MTV has partnered with Pepsi® to give fans an interactive, social-media experience honoring Missy Elliott and the creative visionaries behind some of her most unapologetic iconic music videos. Located at 632 Broadway in New York City, The Museum of Missy Elliott will be open to the public with a ticket on hand on Saturday, August 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25th from 11:00 a.m. to...
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