Missy Elliott, 52 years 52-year-old singer is proud to be the first female rapper inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday.
Born on 1 July 1971, Missy Elliot started her career as a member of the all-girl R&B group, Sista in 1993, eventually the band shut down, and then Elliot began her solo singer career in 1990.
Missy Elliott won six Grammy awards for her songs, recently she released her album ‘Lose Control’, which is making noise. She became popular in 1993 when her song ‘That’s What Little Girls Are Made of ‘ achieved success by breaking all records.
Missy Elliott’s Statement on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
In a conversation with ‘Good Morning America’, she said, “Words cannot describe, It just hasn’t clicked.”
She continued, “She’s somebody that, like I said, ‘come before me, open that door, left it open. And I owe so many flowers, bouquets. It’s not enough bouquets for those women that came before me. And she’s one of those women.”
She also talked about her favorite singers and rappers including Chaka Khan, Sheryl Crow, and Willie Nelson.
Talking about them, she said, “I love Chaka, and Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, to even be at a table with them is a blessing, past a blessing, there’s got a be a bigger word for that.”
She further said, “Rock and Roll to me is a gumbo of different styles of music. I think we get this thing where, rock and roll, you gotta have a guitar. It’s like saying hip-hop is just rap when we have incorporated jazz, we have incorporated blues.”