Missy Elliott to Be Honored by Timbaland, Pharrell, Remy Ma and More at VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
After announcing in June that Missy Elliott will be joining Queen Latifah as an honoree, the VH1 Hip Hop Honors have revealed more information regarding the ceremony including the cast of musicians and stars that will be participating in the send-up. According to a press release, the special event will feature, Pharrell, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Remy Ma, Trina, Eve, Keyshia Cole, Raven Symone, Monica, Fantasia and Jazimine Sullivan paying homage to Missy, whose career in music goes back nearly 20 years.
VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens will air on Monday June 11 at 9 p.m. EST , broadcast live from Lincoln Center in New York City. Missy was honored by the ceremony in 2007, with Eve, Keyshia Cole and Nelly Furtado all performing the rapper's hits. Missy hasn't released an album since 2005's The Cookbook, though she did perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2015 with Katy Perry, and has released a number of singles in the past year, such as "WTF (Where They From)" with Pharrell.
Elliott has no doubt made a return to music, releasing "Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid)" with Fall Out Boy just a few weeks ago (June 23), and posting up in the studio with Bruno Mars not long before, so perhaps her reemergence has added to the way listeners and networks view her cultural legacy. Or perhaps her contributions specifically to female artistry are being honored, with the program noting that this year's ceremony is dedicated to "the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who led a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today."
Either way, Missy has been super fly in three different decades now, so we'll be tuning in as she and Latifah receive their props this coming Monday.
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