Missy Elliot has received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
The music icon and four-time Grammy winner was given the 2,708th star on the famous boulevard, with fellow legends of the industry Lizzo, Ciara and her manager Mona Scott-Young right there, cheering her on.
“I’d come here 20-some years ago and just used to walk past all of these stars and just imagine,” she said, her voice full of gratitude.
“It’s just a blessing to dream big and it truly happened. I’m truly standing here.”
She went on to thank all the people who shaped her career from her record label to her collaborators including Timbaland and the trailblazing female artists who came before her:
“I wanted to take the time real quick to say I kinda give this to my female MC’s in Hip Hop. To my sisters in Hip Hop. I wanna say I love each and everyone of y’all. The ones that’s poppin’ now, the ones that’s about to be poppin’.”
She continues, “But I wanna give a big, big shoutout to the godmothers of this and that is, Queen Latifa, Monie Love, Sha -Rock, Angie Stone, Roxanne Shanté, Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa and I know I’m probably missing some but all y’all who started before me. Because y’all are the backs that we stand on. Y’all are the foundation and I couldn’t stand here. 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.”
In a message posted on Twitter after the ceremony, Missy said the ceremony was a moment she’ll never forget:
VA I love you #757🙌🏾And I know a lot of people say (Missy it’s bout Time) but this was the right time (God’s Timing)& I am Grateful! This is a moment that I shall never forget and all the people who have been on this journey with with me I Thank You💜🙏🏾 #HollywoodWalkOfFame pic.twitter.com/2G3gxHPRcE
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) November 9, 2021
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