Missy Elliot Receives Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Written by on November 10, 2021

It feels like iconic rapper Missy Elliott should have gotten a Hollywood Star a long time ago, but she only recently received the honor yesterday, November 8. The prolific and innovative rapper got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to hip hop and entertainment.

During a ceremony held outside the well-known Amoeba Records, Missy Elliott received her own star, located on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The event was in partnership with Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Nicole Mihalka. Other female artists who showed up to show their support included, Lizzo, Ciara, and Mona Scott. As is typical of the “The Rain” rapper, she dedicated the star to other female rappers in the space, both past, and present.

“I can kind of give this to my female MCs in Hip Hop, to my sisters in Hip Hop. I wanna say I love each and everyone of y’all. The ones that are popping now, the ones that are about to be popping,” she said.= during her acceptance speech. She continued on to say that she may have missed some of those who have contributed significantly but that she had nothing but respect for their efforts.

The “Lose Control” rapper has enjoyed a very successful career, spanning three decades, and has four Grammy Awards in addition to selling over 30 million records in the United States. She is still the best-selling female rapper in Nielsen Music history. Last year, Billboard ranked her at number five on the 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time.

Even though she’s waited a while for the honor, Missy Elliott shared via Twitter that she believes that “this was the right time (God’s Timing)& I am Grateful!”

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