Missy Elliott

Timbaland: Missy Elliott’s New Album Is a ‘Game Changer’

Missy Elliott

It’s been nearly a decade since Missy Elliott released her last album, but her longtime collaborator Timbaland promises it will be worth the wait.

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Pharrell and Missy Elliott Open BET Awards 2014

Pharrell and Missy Elliott

The year of Pharrell continues. The “Happy” hitmaker kicked off the BET Awards 2014 at Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday.

“This is for Virginia,” he said while taking the stage with his University of Baes to perform “Come Get It Bae.”

He then brought out the “empress of Virginia,” Missy Elliott, to perform her 2003 hit “Pass That Dutch.”

“Love you @MissyElliott. Thank you for performing with me. #TheEmpress #Virginia #BaeUniversity #BETAwards @BET,” tweeted Pharrell.

Watch the VA players rip the stage.

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New Music: Faith Evans f/ Missy Elliott & Sharaya J – ‘I Deserve It’

I Deserve It

The First Lady is back. Faith Evans teams with Missy Elliott and her protégée Sharaya J on the ladies’ anthem “I Deserve It.”

Over a piano and horn-driven beat, the R&B diva sings about finding herself a good man “’cause a girl like me is worth it,” while Missy channels Salt-N-Pepa on her electrifying verse.

“I Deserve It” is the first single off Faith’s 8th studio album Incomparable, which is also set to feature contributions from Jazmine Sullivan and Karen Clark-Sheard.

Listen to the ladies make it hot for the summer.

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Missy Elliott Addresses Absence From Music

Missy Elliott

It’s been nine years since Missy Elliott released her last album, and you’ll have to keep waiting. The hip-hop icon explains why she’s taking her time to release new music.

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Missy Elliott Performs at KCON 2013

G-Dragon, PSY, and Missy Elliott

While her peers were in Brooklyn for the VMAs, Missy Elliott made a rare appearance at Korean pop music festival KCON 2013 at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena on Sunday.

The hip-hop icon was met with cheers as she closed out the weekend-long festivities as a guest of South Korean singer/rapper G-Dragon. The two performed G-Dragon’s bilingual single “Niliria,” which will be featured on his upcoming album.

The performance was taped for K-Pop countdown show “M Countdown.”

During the convention, Missy also caught up with “Gangnam Style” hitmaker PSY.

Watch Miss E tear up the stage below.

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Fantasia and Missy Elliott Perform ‘Without Me’ on ’106 & Park’

Missy Elliott and Fantasia

Fantasia graced the stage with hip-hop icon Missy Elliott during her performance on “106 & Park” on Wednesday. Dressed in all black, the ladies shut it down with a powerful performance of their ladies’ anthem “Without Me” off Fantasia’s album Side Effects of You.

The “American Idol” champ explained the inspiration behind the record. “When I recorded ‘Without Me,’ I was feeling some type of way,” Tasia told Bow Wow and Angela Simmons. “I got a little phone call and I remember going back into the studio like, ‘Yo, I need a record that’s gonna give me some club feel. I want to go a little hood, I want to get a little ratchet.’”

Fantasia has co-written a song for Lee Daniels’ The Butler soundtrack. “I just put my all into it, gave it some Baptist Church good feel,” she said.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Missy will perform during the first U.S. taping of K-Pop countdown show “M Countdown” on Aug. 25 as part of KCON 2013, a two-day fan convention at L.A. Memorial Sports Arena.

Watch Tasia and Missy perform their collaboration for the first time on television.

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Video: Fantasia f/ Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott – ‘Without Me’

Kelly Rowland and Fantasia

Fantasia shows a sexier side in the video for “Without Me” co-starring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott. Directed by Gomillion & Leupold, Tasia calls the clip her favorite yet. The ladies sizzle on screen with their fierce looks (Kelly slips into a bodysuit, Tasia flaunts her legs, and Missy rocks a faux hawk).

“The directors have captured Fantasia and myself in a video style that we’ve never done before,” Kelly told “Access Hollywood.” “Even the grittiness of the song is reflected in the video.”

The ladies’ anthem, helmed by Kyle Stewart, Harmony Samuels, Al Sherrod Lambert, Missy, and Fantasia, appears on Fantasia’s album Side Effects of You.

Watch the girls have some fun in the video below.

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