ICYMI: Missy Elliott Accepts Billboard’s “Innovator” Award & Check Out The Dance Tribute!
Billboard’s Women in Music Awards was a night to remember, especially for Missy Elliot. Missy was presented with the “Innovator” Award and happily accepted it from Ciara.
“Countless women in music today, including myself and many of the biggest names in music, are living in a world that my friend and hero, Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott, helped to build,” said Ciara, before listing few of the many accomplishments Missy has achieved and contributed to hip-hop.
Of course, Missy was very emotional accepting her award. She honored and gave thanks to some of her biggest collaborators and partners- Pharrell, Timbaland, Magoo, Aaliyah and more. Missy accepted her award saying, “Because of them, those ones before me, I thank you, and I thank my peers and those after me, but those ones before me, I want to tell y’all that I love y’all so much and Aaliyah, I hope you’re looking down and that you are proud of me. I miss you much and Ciara, I love you so much, sis. I thank you, I thank you. I love you so much. And I thank y’all once again.”
Missy even got a DOPE tribute from some super talented dancers! Check out the dance tribute below..