“Music make you lost control, Music make you lose control!” Anytime this beat drops I am getting on my feet no matter where I am!
Tonight is the MTV awards and Missy Elliott is winning the long awaited and anticipated Video Vanguard award. This highly respected and admirable award was created in 1984 for the late and great iconic Michael Jackson. Any lucky artist that has received this award means there combination of visuals and music are unparalleled. So it should be no surprise why Missy Elliott will take to the stage and accept this award tonight. Here are some YASS Queen moments showcasing the dynamic Missy Elliott’s legacy, and why this award becomes her!
From the second she hit the music scene in the 90s Missy Elliott has trail blazed the way for iconic and symbolic fashion, imagery, and a sound that makes you move whether your 1 or 90! Let us not forget her Supa Dupa Fly helmet shades she wore in her solo video The Rain!
She also introduced twerking way back when in that heart pounding Work It video, and we can never forget that Beehive DJ turn table!
Not to mention her out of the world collaborations with some of the hottest artist and rappers out there. Missy Elliott has made some of the dopest songs with Christina Aguilera, Ciara, and now Lizzo! But, there still hasn’t been a collaboration like Ladies Night with Da Brat and #1 rap queen Lil Kim!
Last but not least Missy Elliott’s has always had a wicked fashion sense and I do mean Wicked! She’s used her red carpet and TV show interviews to make statements that were way before our time like when she wore that fly pink jumpsuit instead of a dress to the Grammy’s!
And, I don’t know to many people who have the ability to wear their own face on their jeans -if that anit self-love I’ll never know what is.
Missy Elliott has always been a tour de force and while this Video Vanguard award is long overdue it’s great to see MTV honor this ingenious queen with the award she deserves. Missy Elliott has continued to grace her fans with a smile and a musical fit that just won’t quit – paving the way for women of color and putting the BLACK in black feminism!
Don’t miss Missy Eliott accepting that Video Vanguard award – be there or be square!
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Hi! Asia Minor here - I enjoy anything history, fantasy, and sci fi...its even better when its all combined. I am working on acquiring beautiful huskies for my pets, constantly watching movies (and plan on making them), and reading/writing. My musical choices limit to Disney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Lamar - enough said.