Missy Elliott

Feb
23
Eve Talks Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim Collaboration

Sandra Denton, Eve, Lil' Kim, and Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott has female rap fans patiently waiting for her collaboration with Eve and Lil’ Kim. In the meantime, Eve has shared a few more details about the highly-anticipated record.

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Jan
23
New Music: Ester Dean f/ Missy Elliott – ‘How You Love It’

Ester Dean and Missy Elliott

Ester Dean made us “Drop It Low,” and now she cranks up the volume with Missy Elliott on “How You Love It,” the first single off her upcoming Interscope debut Story Never Told. The singer-songwriter, who has penned hits for Rihanna and Katy Perry, challenges her man to make a move, while Missy delivers some wicked wordplay on the adrenaline-fueled club banger.

Ester, who was previously managed by Roc Nation, is also readying a mixtape for release this winter.

Listen to the tagged version below.

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Jan
1
New Music: Timbaland f/ Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, & T-Pain – ‘The Party Anthem’

The Party Anthem

Timbaland reaches into his bag and pulls out a previously unreleased gem. The super-producer cranks up the volume on “The Party Anthem” featuring Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, and T-Pain. Keep your New Year’s celebration going with the latest from “Timbaland Thursdays.”

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Nov
4
Alicia Keys, Ciara, Missy Elliott, Brandy, & Keyshia Cole Perform at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Ciara and Missy Elliott

It was ladies’ night as BET aired its annual “Black Girls Rock!” celebration on Sunday. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded affair honored the achievements of women of color with heartfelt performances, tributes, and special awards. This year’s honorees included Dionne Warwick (Living Legend Award), Alicia Keys (Rock Star Award), and Janelle Monáe (Young, Gifted, & Black Award).

Ciara had the crowd on its feet with “Sorry” and the title track off her upcoming album One Woman Army, and was joined by Missy Elliott for “1, 2 Step.” Missy also delivered her new single “9th Inning.” Brandy soared with “Wildest Dreams,” and Keyshia Cole tore the house down with her new single “Trust and Believe” off her upcoming album Woman to Woman.

Alicia ignited the stage with “New Day” and her female anthem “Girl on Fire,” India.Arie performed “I Am Not My Hair” and her new single “6th Avenue,” and Luke James, Anthony Hamilton, and Eric Benét catered to the ladies with “Wildflower.” Even SWV returned to the stage to perform a medley of their ’90s classics.

Watch all the performances on demand below.

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Oct
19
Missy Elliott Debates New Album Title

Missy Elliott

On the 15th anniversary of her debut Supa Dupa Fly, Missy Elliott sat down with Fuse to reminisce about her groundbreaking album and the iconic video for “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).”

“Everything about it. You hadn’t heard it before,” said Missy of the 1997 project, which took two weeks to record. “Even the rap flows was different. I think it was 10 years ahead, 15 years ahead [of its time].”

Looking back, she’s proud of her work. “I’m probably more in awe with it now than I was then.”

She dropped her two new singles “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat” last month, but she has yet to decide on a title for her seventh album. While she was choosing between Block Party and Class Dismissed, one fan suggested a third title, Class in Session.

“Somebody said Class Dismissed sounds like class is over. Class in Session sounds like you’re taking people to school. I gotta figure it out,” she said.

During a Ustream session, she revealed that she has a “fun, party record” featuring Lil’ Kim and Eve. When asked if the album will contain a 2012 version of “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix),” she responded, “Great possibility.”

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Oct
14
Alicia Keys, Brandy, Ciara, Missy Elliott, & Keyshia Cole Celebrate Women at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Ciara and Missy Elliott

It was ladies’ night as BET presented its annual “Black Girls Rock!” celebration at the Loews Paradise Theatre in New York City on Saturday. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded affair honored the achievements of women of color with heartfelt performances, tributes, and special awards. This year’s honorees included Dionne Warwick (Living Legend Award), Alicia Keys (Rock Star Award), and Janelle Monáe (Young, Gifted, & Black Award).

Ciara thrilled with some new moves and new material off her upcoming album One Woman Army, and was joined by Missy Elliott for “1, 2 Step.” Brandy delivered a knock-out performance of “Wildest Dreams,” and Keyshia Cole tore the house down with her new single “Trust and Believe” off her upcoming album Woman to Woman.

Alicia ignited the stage with her female anthem “Girl on Fire,” while Luke James, Anthony Hamilton, and Eric Benét serenaded the ladies with “Wildflower.”

“Black Girls Rock!” premieres Sunday, November 4, on BET.

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Sep
26
Ester Dean Enlists Missy Elliott for First Single

Ester Dean

Ester Dean has written for megastars including Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Katy Perry, and now she’s calling on one of her own musical inspirations. The platinum hitmaker has collaborated with Missy Elliott on the first single off her upcoming debut.

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