Missy Elliott Tells Her Story on VH1′s ‘Behind the Music’ [Video]

Missy Elliott

Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott stepped into the spotlight on VH1’s “Behind the Music.” The hour-long special documented how Melissa Arnette Elliott changed the face of music with commentary from her family and friends including Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Ciara, Timbaland, Magoo, and MC Lyte.

“I thought I had something that was unique,” said the hip-hop innovator. “I wanted to break down all barriers and be a risk taker.”

She opened up about being sexually abused by her cousin, witnessing her father try to kill her mother, losing her friend and collaborator Aaliyah, and her more recent battle with Graves’ Disease, plus reflected on happier times when she met Timbaland, received calls from Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Janet Jackson in the same month, and bought her mom a house.

Missy is now looking to the future and is working on her new album Block Party with Timbaland. “I was telling somebody that we have been so far left in trying to stay creative and being different; we had to go back to the drawing board and just do it the way we loved to do it, and not be concerned with trying to outdo ourselves,” she recently told the Los Angeles Times.

Watch the full episode of “Behind the Music” below.

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32 Comments

  1. Anvan Rise

    Hell Yeah Missy!!!!

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  2. oso_jo_ro

    can’t fuckin wait for new music!
    you know it’s gonna be good!

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  3. Anvan Rise

    I aint done yet either!!

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  4. Ln

    she went through alot,like alot of people i know,keep holding your head up high Missy and keep doing you.

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  5. LOVE?

    its doesn’t get any better them this right here!

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    Truth Reply:

    @LOVE?, 100% Agreed. Ive loved Missy from the very start one of the greatest entertainers of all time.

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  6. DUMMIES

    An Icon :-)

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  7. Truth

    Missy isnt only a female rapper, entrepreneur, icon, shes one of the greatest entertainers of all time. #Fact

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  8. WonderLand19

    Living Legend.

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  9. jane doe

    Her story was incredible. Missy is the ORIGINAL for innovation & createtivity in this Hip Hop game. Mary even said it. We need Missy back in the game badly. Missy & Timbaland can’t be touched. Missy rocks. # realhiphoplegend. Missy changed the game for female rappers. #truestory

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  10. Will

    I cannot WAIT for Missys new album. Shes an artist u can always count on for a hot album u dont even have to question it like some other artists who drop one hot album and there next one is pure crap, Nope missy doesnt do that to her fans. She make sure that shit comes out right and when she drops her videos it matches . Thats why shes an icon, always reinventing her sound, coming with something new and taking it to that next level, thats what a TRUE artist does.

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    oso_jo_ro Reply:

    @Will, damn right!
    I KNOW it’s gonna be a good album, it kills me though that a lot of teenagers don’t even know who she is!
    SMH

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    Name here Reply:

    @oso_jo_ro, a lot of teenagers do know her they remember missy form lose control with ciara

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  11. No introduction Needed

    Without Missy theres no Timbaland and without Timbaland theres no Missy. These 2 changed music. PERIOD!

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  12. yooo

    Ciara “She really felt fly.” SMH

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  14. Dave

    The true Queen of Hip Hop, that’s my girl. & she took all those struggles & made them into riches, & overcame all those obstacles & made success. A inspiration in more ways than one.

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  15. B-Rad

    No Other Female MC will ever compare to Missy… True Fact

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  16. kiki

    One of really good behind the music’s . We love you Missy we know you come back with some hot material.

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  17. BLAZE

    I can’t wait her b-day is tomorrow she will be 40 an her single will be dropin soon hope its Murder she wrote #thebestwiththecrazysoundanbestbeatshandsdown

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  18. joey

    shes the queen of hip hop music. its a fact.

    hands down best behind the music yet.

    worlds dying for that new single

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  19. joey

    shes the queen of hip hop music. its a fact.

    hands down best behind the music yet.

    worlds dying for that new single

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  20. as

    Her eyes really changed, they are not the same anymore because of the disease. She used to be sooo pretty, not that she isnt pretty anymore but she definitely lost a lot of prettyness… I am really glad she is feeling fine though cause she is an icon!

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  21. Damian :)

    Man , I LOVE MISSY . SHE INSPIRES ME SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH <3

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  22. jIMMy

    THANKS SO MUCH RAP UP FOR ALLOWING PEOPLE OVERSEAS TO DOWNLOAD THIS VIDEO!!!!

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  23. From Tokyo

    I’m so glad I can see this over here because I was gonna be ticked if I couldn’t! Missy has such pretty eyes! I can’t wait to watch this, and can’t wait for what she’s going to do next! :)

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  24. Fan Of A Fan

    omg that was so emosh. i didnt realise how hard her life was back then :’( and my friend has the exact same disease missy has. hopefully its not life-threatening and it will get better “/
    i love you missy !! im so happy you came back :D

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  25. aaliyah

    Thanks for posting this!!

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  26. From Tokyo

    So much respect for her after seeing more about how she transcended her struggles. Daily, incomprehensibly, people squabble over the most insignificant details of famous people’s lives while they are living them, rising above the hardships that are both known and unknown to everyone else. It makes such squabbles seem doubly stupid.

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  27. isabella!

    we love you missy elliott and i can’t wait for her album to drop, she is going to smash it again.

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