The queen of R&B music, Missy Elliott jumped into her verified Instagram account and issued a statement that seems quite fair.
On May 3, the four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, who sold more than 30 million records worldwide, took to her verified social media accounts and released clips from her groundbreaking music videos including ‘Work It,’ ‘The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),’ ‘Get Ur Freak On,’ ‘Beep Me 911,’ ‘One Minute Man,’ ‘Sock It 2 Me,’ and ‘Throw It Back.’ Alongside the videos, the 49-year-old artist mentioned her contributions to the music industry with her open-minded works.
One of the best-selling female rappers of all time stated underneath the clips from her innovative music videos that she changed the game entirely and paved the way for future rappers. In her own words:
“When I think of how many people thought I was crazy back then and what I went through to break that wall down. I look at my videos & songs now & see how they changed the game & allowed ppl to be different now in this era.”
Then the ‘Gossip Folks’ hitmaker added that she owes her success not to listen to naysayers and implied that she has more “masterpieces” than she could show through Instagram:
“If I had listened to the naysayers boy oh boy no1 would have ever seen these masterpieces. Sorry yall IG only let me put up 10 videos this go-round.”
As soon as the rap queen released the post, her fans, followers, and industry friends jumped into the comments section to celebrate her innovative works that lead rappers to do more in the music industry. While Busta Rhymes wrote that “Let’s go legend,’ Gwyneth Paltrow, Luda Cris, and more stated they agree with her about her works are masterpieces.