Missy Elliott

Apr
4
Video: Little Mix f/ Missy Elliott – ‘How Ya Doin’?’

Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott rings up her girlfriends from across the pond, Little Mix, in the playful video for their new single “How Ya Doin’?” The British girl group, who won the U.K.’s “X Factor” in 2011, gets dolled up before hitting the dance floor, while Missy makes an electrifying cameo in an orange studded tracksuit.

“We honestly can’t believe Missy is on our song! She’s been one of our biggest idols forever—it’s incredible,” Little Mix member Jesy Nelson told The Mirror. “As soon as we thought there might be a chance she’d appear on the track, we did literally everything we could to make sure it happened.”

The foursome is gearing up for the U.S. release of their debut DNA, which arrives on May 28 featuring a collaboration with TLC’s T-Boz.

Step into their colorful world below.

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Mar
27
New Music: Little Mix f/ Missy Elliott – ‘How Ya Doin’?’

Little Mix and Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott links up with her pals from across the pond, Little Mix, on their new single “How Ya Doin’?” The British girl group, who won the U.K.’s “X Factor” in 2011, rework De La Soul’s 1991 classic “Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)” on the En Vogue-inspired jam.

“We honestly can’t believe Missy is on our song! She’s been one of our biggest idols forever—it’s incredible,” Little Mix member Jesy Nelson told The Mirror. “As soon as we thought there might be a chance she’d appear on the track, we did literally everything we could to make sure it happened.”

A video is also on the way. “Just watched the little mix video with missy Elliot. It is sensational,” tweeted Simon Cowell, who signed the foursome to his label Syco Records.

Now that they’ve conquered the U.K., the girls have set their sights on the U.S. The group’s debut DNA arrives stateside on May 28 featuring a collaboration with TLC’s T-Boz.

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Mar
15
Timbaland Celebrates Birthday with Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, & Missy Elliott

Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Monique Idlett

Timbaland celebrated his 41st birthday with some of his best friends. The super-producer dined at Memphis BBQ spot Southern Hospitality in New York City on Thursday night. The guest list for the black-tie bash included his wife Monique Idlett, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, and even Chelsea Clinton.

“Happy Birthday Bro we come from the Bottom together my Nig! *drakevoice* Love u may God Bless u 2 C many More Bdays!” tweeted Missy to her longtime collaborator.

Timbo is enjoying his resurgence with Justin Timberlake’s critically-acclaimed new album The 20/20 Experience, for which he produced all 10 tracks. He has also been in the studio with Chris Brown, working on his next album.

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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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