Missy Elliot is truly a PIONEER and INNOVATOR of HIP HOP and beyond! It was only fitting that she was HONORED at Essence’s #BlackWomenInMusic event, right? Missy’s LONG-TIME friend and collaborator flew to NYC to SURPRISE her pal and present her with the coveted award–it brought Missy to TEARS! Take a LOOK!
#IMGRATEFUL @janetjackson that u would fly over from the UK while on tour to present me with the #BlackWomenInMusic @essence Award last night of course I’M A BIG BABY & i COULD’NT STOP CRYING TEARS of HAPPINESS😫🙏🏾 our SISTERSHIP has lasted over 17 years!🙌🏾Your the definition of REALNESS/HUMILITY/CARING/INSPIRING/UPLIFTING/FIERCE/BOLD/RISKTAKING/BLACK STRONG& BEAUTIFUL oh & RICH💰Girl u know I had to throw a joke in it🤷🏽♀️🤣but I LOVE you sis for always being there for me from Day 1🤗😘thank u @essence for the love u showed me I am Humbly Grateful🙏🏾
“That was a surprise,” a visibly emotional Elliott said. “I’ve known Janet over a decade and this is not just someone I do music with. I can call Janet any time of night and she will listen. The times that I may have felt like giving up, she’s always gave me an encouraging word.”
I wish I could of put @janetjackson whole speech in one post but I had to break it up between this & the one I just posted but I want y’all to know I cry everytime I look at both of these post because it’s clear we have over 17years of SISTAHOOD but I am a fan first! & I never dreamed this she & Michael Jackson (The Jacksons) have inspired so many cultures & this only humbles me even more only God know!🙌🏾 Thank all of u who embraced my uniqueness my different style and never complained about my weight y’all saw a gift in me & through the grace of God I am still here🙏🏾❤️