Missy Elliott became very emotional this week as she announced that she was honored with a street in her hometown of Portsmouth, VA.
“My Grandma who passed when I was young always told me to stay PRAYED UP & DREAM BIG,” the four-time Grammy winner commented as she posted a photo of the sign that reads, “Missy Elliott Blvd.” “A Blvd. Tears of Joy. I have been BLESSED so much but this right here hits my heart differently.”
Growing up in Virginia, the “Work It” rapper knew she wanted to be an entertainer at the age of four. With her neighborhood friend, Timbaland, they joined together to make their dreams come true, recording numerous hits over the past three decades.
“I am so HUMBLY GRATEFUL to be from P-TOWN 2 up 2 down The ENTIRE VA,” the iconic MC added.
Solange, Anitta, P.J. Morton and Big Freedia were among the stars who congratulated Elliott with loving comments.
In 2019, Missy became the first female rapper to receive the MTV Video Vanguard Award. When Nicki Minaj was named this year’s recipient, she praised Elliott for being a trailblazer, tweeting, “Nothing but Love & Respect for your iconic artistry. #VMAs #NickiVmas #VideoVanguard.”
When Missy celebrated her 51st birthday in July, she received a special Recording Industry Association of America Platinum plaque for being the only female hip-hop artist with six certified Platinum studio albums.
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