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Missy Elliot Becomes First Female Rap Artist Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Missy Elliot is making history…

The trailblazing rapper, producer and overall superstar has been nominated for the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making her the first female rap artist to ever be nominated!

Reacting to the news on Twitter, Missy explains just how much this means to her:

“I’ve cried my eyes out. I’ve always dreamed big but to be nominated for this is bigger than I dreamed & I am so Humbly Grateful to @rockhall & to all my fans who helped me get here.”

She adds in a follow-up tweet, “This is so important for us women in Hiphop because there’s never been a female rapper nominated & hopefully this nomination will open the door.”

Among those also nominated are Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crowe, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Soundgarden, Kate Bush and the White Stripes.

This isn’t Missy’s first time making history either. In 2019, she became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the same year, she was also the first to receive MTV VMAs Video Vanguard Award which is much like a lifetime achievement award, honouring those with the most exceptional careers and impact.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will announce the top 5 nominees in April based on public votes (you can VOTE HERE!) and announce the overall winner (chosen by a selection committee) in May.

(Feature Image Credit: Nikola Spasenoski/ Shutterstock)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.

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