Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Rapper Honored By Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliott has made history as the first female rapper to be nominated into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition to her huge hits, Missy is also the writer Missy of  Monica’s “So Gone,” 702’s “Where My Girls At,” and the cover of “Lady Marmalade” featuring Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, and Pink. Missy has also worked with Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, SWV, Total, and Tweet and has written songs for Beyonce, and Whitney Houston.

On achieving this Elliott said, “I am so HUMBLY GRATEFUL to be nominated with so many AMAZING writers??❤️ & I send a CONGRATULATIONS to all the other nominees also.”

Missy is only the third rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame joining Jay Z and Jermaine Dupre. We can’t wait to see who performs in honor of Missy at the 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York on June 13th, 2019.