American rapper, songwriter and record producer, Melissa Arnette Elliott better known as Missy Elliott breaks barriers as the first female hip-hop artist nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2023 nominees on Wednesday, February 1st, with rapper Missy Elliott making history as the first female hip-hop artist to receive the recognition.
In a press release of the moment, Missy Elliott said,
“This is an incredible honor. I’m so humbled and grateful to be counted amongst all the incredible honorees.
“I’ve spent my career making the kind of music I love and it means so much to know that I have touched others as well.”
The “Lose Control” artist, 51, further noted what it the recognition means to her.
“But to hear that I am the first female hip hop artist to EVER be nominated into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame?!? Wow!! This one hits extra different as I hope it opens doors for other female emcees to be recognized!”
Other notable nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame include Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper, and George Michael. The 2023 induction ceremony will occur in the fall, with further details regarding the date and location to be disclosed.
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