Just a week after it was announced that Missy Elliott will be honored at the 2019 VMAs, the legendary icon surprised fans with a new album and video. Watch the video at the end!
As we’ve previously stated, when you think of Missy Elliott, you can’t help but to think of the titles: genius, greatness, and living legend. Since the 90s, and even before, Missy has made such an impact on the world, especially the hip-hop community. It’s no wonder why MTV is giving the rapper/singer/songwriter/dancer her just due with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Last week, Missy took to her Instagram account where she shared the great news. She wrote:
I am Humbly Grateful to be receiving the MichaelJacksonVideoVanguard Award😭🙏🏾❤️ I Thank my FANS “Supafriends” who fought diligently to see this day come🙏🏾 @KidFury @crissles who rooted for years!❤️I am crying right now so thankful 😭 I didn’t know if I would ever receive this but I want y’all to know I do not take it for Granted I am GRATEFUL @atlanticrecords @monascottyoung Thank you Dear God!!! @MTV @vmas am SO HUMBLED🙏🏾 #VA hometeam! two up two down❤️ lastly the WHOLE DANCE COMMUNITY❤️🙏🏾#ThrowItBack #ThrowItBack
The VMAs are literally days away, and while Missy is probably prepping for her ultimate performance, she took some time out to drop a new album and video. Missy posted a photo of the artwork for her new album, Iconology, and captioned it with these words:
This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you… let’s continue the celebration at midnight tonight…I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology