Missy Elliott talks Doritos Super Bowl ad, 2015 halftime show and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination
Missy Elliott‘s new Doritos ad with Jack Harlow will air this Super Bowl Sunday. Ahead of the big day, she reflected on the fun they had while filming the commercial.
“He was just so sweet, so kind, and respectable,” she tells Yahoo Entertainment of Jack. “We had a lot of fun.”
“If anything, we spent more time laughing and just messing up the lines and stuff like that,” she continues. “I said if they had bloopers, it would be funny to get a chance to see that the backstory behind this whole Doritos commercial.”
The ad, which also features Sir Elton John, marks Missy’s latest Super Bowl-related gig, following her appearance on Katy Perry‘s halftime performance in 2015.
“Katy, I owe her everything, because she could have done it solo,” Missy says when reflecting on the moment. “She has enough hits to have done that all by herself … She didn’t have to share that. She was on fire.”
The rapper assumed she’d be invited to perform her verse on “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” but was asked to do three of her own records, as well.
If ever she headlines, Missy’s thinking aliens and a spaceship. “We most definitely bringing Area 51 to the Super Bowl,” she says.
She also discussed her recent nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2023. “There haven’t been any female MCs. And so, to be the first, it is not even about necessarily me — more so that doors will be opened for women, because we do work hard,” Missy says. “If I’m blessed to be inducted, I most definitely am going to give it up for all of those women before me … I’m never going to just hog the credit.”
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