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Missy Elliott Immortalized In Wax At Madame Tussauds In Vegas



Missy Elliott Immortalized At Madame Tussaud's Vegas Location
Jade Sparks/Madame Tussauds USA

Legendary rapper Missy Elliott, now 51, has hit another milestone in her career. Madame Tussaud’s Las Vegas location unveiled the wax homage to Missy on November 4th. The rapper, real name Melissa Elliott, showed up and took pictures next to the uncannily accurate figure. Now Missy joins a long list of rappers immortalized in wax including Tupac, Snoop, and Biggie.

I am beyond excited to welcome my very own wax figure to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. It’s an honor to have the Iconology album play a part in this experiencethis is a dream come true.

The wax figure itself shows the artist in a track suit and Versace sneakers donated by the Supa Dupa Fly legend herself. It took roughly six months for a team of 20 artists to complete the statue. This included a lengthy process of referencing multiple photos and measurements. They got every detail down to her tattoos, chain, and hoop earrings. General Manager of Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Gabriel Hewitt, said “Together with her, we’ve created an experience that embodies her energy, personality and barrier-breaking entertainment style.”

Jade Sparks/Madame Tussauds USA

Missy’s Importance To The Culture


Missy’s career spans decades and it’s not hard to see why. With her impossible to miss style, dance skills, flow, and artistic vision, it’s no wonder she remains an international icon. Day one fans know the impact she’s had on other artist’s careers as well. Shes written and produced hits for the likes ofAaliyah, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Ciara, amd Beyonce. She’s greatly influenced the pop, R&B, and rap genres but isn’t afraid to switch it up. Even K-pop fans know The First Lady of Hip-Hop. Nearly a decade ago, she collaborated with Korean rapper G-Dragon, and later even shouted out super group BTS after a mashup of their songs went viral.

In 2016, she collaborated with pop-punk legends Fall Out Boy for a reworking of the Ghostbuster’s Theme. In July, she collaborated with Latin pop sensation Anitta. And she reminds relevant in the studio and online as she has a dedicated following on social media. You can see Missy’s reaction to her figure below.

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