Missy Elliott has received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (November 8). The Virginia native was recognized for her contributions to hip-hop and popular culture. Missy accepted her star and appreciated her milestone by showing love to the women of hip-hop, giving shoutouts, and expressing her appreciation for the female emcees that came before her and the rap duchesses of today.
“I can kind of give this to my female MCs in Hip Hop, to my sisters in Hip Hop. I wanna say I love each and everyone of y’all. The ones that’s popping now, the ones that’s about to be popping,” said Missy Elliott. “But I want to give a big, big shoutout to the godmothers of this, and that is Queen Latifah, Monie Love, [MC] Sha-Rock, Angie Stone, Roxanne Shanté, Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa.”
“I know I’m probably missing some, but all of y’all who started before me. Because y’all are the backs that we stand on. Y’all are the foundation, and 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.”
The ceremony was held outside of the legendary Amoeba Records on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The event was also hosted by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Nicole Mihalka. Lizzo, Ciara, and Mona Scott were also in attendance to celebrate Missy’s accomplishments.
Congratulations to Missy Elliott for reaching this monumental milestone in her career. Stay tuned for more about Missy and other hip-hop news.