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Missy Elliot Gets Street Named After Her



Missy Elliot at Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo: Getty Images

Missy Elliot is being rewarded for being such a legend.  She is from Portsmouth, Virginia and they will be honoring her by giving her a street.  Yes, the rapper, singer, producer, songwriter, and actress will have a street name after her.  The city of Portsmouth wants to make the hometown hero feel appreciated as she has put them on the map.  This award is long overdue as Missy has been very impactful in the entertainment business for decades.  Her efforts were awarded recently as well when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  First, a star and now a street.  Things are going well for Missy Elliot right now.

Missy Elliot Boulevard

The Grammy winner’s street will be Missy Elliot Boulevard.  It is currently McLean Street.  The officials of the city of Portsmouth all voted in favor of Missy Elliot Boulevard and some even wanted to give her a key to the city.  Missy certainly does deserve it all.  She is often referred to as the “Queen of Rap” as she has been ranked the top female rapper ever in various publications.  Missy is also the best-selling female rapper in music history.  In 2020, she was ranked the fifth greatest music video artist of all time by Billboard.  Erin Carter, the city council, said this is important for the citizens of Portsmouth, especially children.  She adds that this will only help them dream big and make them feel like they can achieve great things as well.  Just like someone from their hometown.

Women Empowerment

Missy Elliot recently got a shoutout from Nicki Minaj.  Nicki Minaj will receive the 2022 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs.  After Missy took to Twitter to congratulate her on this feat, Nicki responded by praising Missy and saying she is responsible for her to be able to win the award.  Missy won this same award in 2019.  In fact, she was the first female MC to win the prestigious award. She was so thankful and appreciative after she found out she was winning the award.  It was an award that she wanted for years.

Written by: Brandon Simmons

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