Missy Elliott Hits the Studio with Bruno Mars

Misdemeanor is back at it. Jumping off her A$AP Ferg collab “Strive,” Missy Elliott recently teamed up with Bruno Mars in the lab.

The hip-hop icon shared a photo of her and her Atlantic labelmate in the studio. “Big up to @brunomars I had a blast with him in the studio vibing!#magic,” wrote Missy. “He such a rare gem & such a humble spirit! I am so humbled & grateful Bruno.”

Not only did they share laughs, but she also got to hear new music from Mars’ upcoming album. “We laughed & laughed the whole night then he played me some 🔥ass songs 4 his album Whewwww😅 #INCREDIBLE!” she added. “It’s so inspiring to vibe with ppl who can create real music & have a creative mind! Big up to sunny from Brooklyn ayyyye🙌🏾 see y’all soon!”

Beyond her Ferg collab, Missy has also helped spearhead “This Is for My Girls,” a star-studded anthem featuring Kelly Rowland, Zendaya, and Kelly Clarkson, among others. In February, she also dropped her single “Pep Rally.”

In addition to Bruno, Missy has been in the studio with Pharrell working on her first album since 2005’s The Cookbook.