Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Hip Hop Artist Nominated to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2023 nominees on February 1, with Missy Elliott achieving a major milestone as the first female Hip Hop Artist to be nominated for the honor. In a press release, the rapper expressed her gratitude for the recognition and spoke about what it means to her.

“This is an incredible honor. I’m so humbled and grateful to be counted amongst all the incredible honorees,” Missy said. “I’ve spent my career making the kind of music I love and it means so much to know that I have touched others as well.”

Missy, who has been in the music industry for 29 years, expressed her excitement about being the first female hip hop artist to be nominated to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She hopes that this recognition will open doors for other female emcees to be honored in the future.

Other nominees for the 2023 induction ceremony include Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper, and George Michael. The ceremony will take place this fall, with more information to be announced soon.

Missy Elliott has had a long and illustrious career, winning four Grammys and receiving numerous honors such as the 2019 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and becoming the first rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2021. The rapper is a true trailblazer in the music industry, and her nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a testament to her immense talent and influence.

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Joseph Omoniyi

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