Missy Elliott is continuing her winning streak. The Hip-Hop legend is now set to be honored at the National Museum of African American Music’s Celebration of Legends on June 2 at the museum in Nashville, alongside Atlantic Records.
R&B star Mya (featured on "Lady Marmalade" remake, which Missy produced) and Sylvia Rhone, chairwoman/CEO of Epic Records, who became senior vice president and general manager of Atlantic Records in 1986, are also set to attend. Rhone played a major role in Missy's career when she headed eastwest Records, and Missy has previously praised Rhone's support of her creativity.
"She never told me ‘you need to lose weight,’ she never told me to change my records,” Missy said during her speech earlier this year at the second annual Black Music Collective Ceremony.
Missy has had a huge month so far. A couple of weeks ago, she made history, becoming the first female rapper to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
"I want to say this is HUGE not for just me but all my Sisters in HIPHOP this door is now OPEN to showcase the hard work & what many of us contribute to MUSIC," she wrote on Twitter. "I have cried all morning because I am GRATEFUL."