Missy Elliott Receives Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame


| LAST UPDATE 11/09/2021

By Alexa Alves
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Missy Elliot is bringing an entire new meaning to "star status:" the hip-hop legend recently rang in a major milestone after nabbing her very own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. From the star-studded ceremony to the speeches, here's what we know about Missy's latest win.

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On Monday, November 8, the rapper was all smiles as the unveiling of her plaque went down outside Amoeba Records on Hollywood Boulevard. Safe to say, she was just as starstruck as we were (pun intended). "I’ve come here 20-something years ago and just used to walk past all these stars and just imagine," Elliott confessed as she accepted the honor. "It’s just a blessing to dream big and it truly happened. I’m truly standing here."

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But in accepting her latest W, the rapper took a minute to shout out others making waves in Hollywood. "I kind of give this to my female MCs in hip-hop, to my sisters in hip-hop," she explained. "I wanna say I love each and everyone of y’all. The ones that’s popping now, the ones that’s about to be popping."

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Speaking of the ones popping now, the Lose Control hitmaker also gave thanks to the "godmothers" that came before her. "I want to give a big, big shoutout to the godmothers of this, and that is Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Sha-Rock, Angie Stone, Roxanne Shanté, Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa," Elliott explained. "All of y’all that started before me, because y’all are the backs that we stand on. Y’all are the foundation. Y’all ran so we could walk, y’all stood up for something so we could sit comfortably, so I thank y’all for this moment."

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From dreaming of stardom to nabbing her very own star in Hollywood's most esteemed spot, Missy Elliott's rise to the top has been one for the books. And we're not the only ones who feel that way. "You lived so boldly and so beautifully and so unapologetically, so out loud. You have no idea what you have done for so many Black girls," Lizzo, one of many celebs in attendance, mused. Well said.

Stay tuned for more updates. And a big congrats to Misdemeanor.