Missy Elliott to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By Kiani Belgrave

Missy Elliott is set to receive her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

The Virginia emcee will be the 2708th star added to the iconic Los Angeles strip and will be assisted by Lizzo, Ciara, and Missy’s longtime manager Mona Scott-Young as her star is unveiled to the public. 

“Missy 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.”

Over the span of her career, Missy has racked up many accolades as a rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter. She has won four Grammy awards and the MTV Video Music Awards’ Micheal Jackson Video Vanguard Award. 

In 2019, Missy received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music., She gave the commencement speech during the graduation ceremony and encouraged students to never give up on their dreams. 

“As long as you are breathing, it is never too late,” she said. “People will tell you, ‘You too old.’ People will tell you, ‘It’ll never work.’ Don’t believe that cause I’m standing here today and I’m quite sure these people can say the same thing and you all can say this cause look at you, you have graduated. So, I want to be a walking testimony and I want to see years from now people say, ‘I graduated from Berklee School of Music and I remember that Missy Elliott said you have come too far to quit and I never gave up,’ and I don’t want y’all to give up.”

Missy’s star unveiling ceremony will be live-streamed on Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m. PT.