Billboard Magazine: The Missy Elliott Comeback

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Since headlining at this years Bestival Missy Elliott has been banging the comeback gong with her newly released single, ‘WTF’ (Where They From). She has now been featured on the cover of  Billboard Magazine. The reception of ‘WTF’ has been fantastic the visual insurgence seen lately in pop music. It’s also her first single in a decade. However, the rap goddess teases that we will have to wait with eager anticipation for just a little longer…

Why the wait Missy? She informs in her interview with Billboard,  that she has been biding her time;“I have to be very careful. It’s different now. People are quick to be like, ‘You’re irrelevant, you’re a flop, you’re washed up.”

With an established legacy in the rap and R&B community, Missy Elliot has no shortage of supporters. Demi Lovato describes her as a ‘badass’, “she is so creative, ground-breaking and talented. Collaborating with her was a highlight of my career.

In many respects, Missy is starting over. Unsurprisingly, there have been many social and historical changes over the last 13 years. From her 2002 album, ‘Under Construction’ that racked up 2.2 million copies in sales. To her appearance as Katy Perry’s feature at this year’s Super Bowl. The associated video and song boasts 3 million streams in the first 24 hours. Missy Elliott’s new album is pencilled in to drop in 2016. In the mean time check out the full interview she did over on Billboard; her past, present and future.


Soucre: Billboard

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